9780295746791-0295746793-Pacific: An Ocean of Wonders

Pacific: An Ocean of Wonders

ISBN-13: 9780295746791
ISBN-10: 0295746793
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hatfield, Philip J.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Hardcover 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780295746791
ISBN-10: 0295746793
Edition: Illustrated
Author: Hatfield, Philip J.
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: University of Washington Press
Format: Hardcover 224 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Hatfield, Philip J. wrote Pacific: An Ocean of Wonders comprising 224 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0295746793 and 9780295746791. Since then Pacific: An Ocean of Wonders textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.30 or rent at the marketplace.

Description

If you center a globe on Kiritimati (Christmas Island), all you see around it is a vast expanse of ocean. Islands of various sizes float in view while glimpses of continents encroach on the fringes, but this is a view dominated by water. The immense stretch of the Pacific Ocean is inhabited by a diverse array of peoples and cultures bound by a common thread: their relationship with the sea.

In this volume, the rich history of the Pacific is explored through specific objects, each one beautifully illustrated, from the earliest human engagement with the Pacific through to the modern day. Entries cover mapping, trade, whaling, flora and fauna, and the myriad vessels used to traverse the ocean. This visually stunning publication highlights the importance of an ocean that covers very nearly a third of the surface of the globe, and which has dramatically shaped the world and people around it.

A new look at this fascinating ocean, considering the diversity of culture beyond the familiar viewpoint of colonial history.
Fully illustrated with maps, paintings, artefacts and photographs, with some items from the Library collection reproduced for the very first time.
Beautifully packaged in landscape format and cloth quarter-binding

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