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The Resource The Pacific

The Pacific

Label
The Pacific
Title
The Pacific
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this fascinating and exciting overview, Donald B. Freeman explores the role of the Pacific Ocean in human history. Covering over one third of the globe, the Pacific Ocean plays a vital role in the lives and fortunes of more than two billion people who live on its rim-lands and islands. It has played a crucial part in shaping the histories of the different Pacific cultures, towards which it has appeared in a variety of different guises. Exploring the ocean's place in human history, this wide ranging book draws together the long and varied physical, economic, cultural and poli
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Freeman, Donald B
Dewey number
909.164
Index
no index present
LC call number
DU29.F74 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Seas in History
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pacific Area
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Pacific Area
  • Pacific Ocean
  • Pacific Area
  • Pacific Ocean
Label
The Pacific
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Series editor's preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; 1 COMPREHENDING THE PACIFIC: ENVIRONMENTALINFLUENCES AND EFFECTS; Geographic influences; Climatic-oceanographic influences; Tectonic influences; The interplay of environmental effects; The significance of environmental change; 2 PEOPLING THE PACIFIC: FROM PREHISTORYTO THE FIRST EUROPEAN INCURSIONS; Asian origins of Pacific peoples; Influential cultures of the Asian Pacific rim; Peopling the American Pacific rim
  • Cultural realms of the Pacific basin3 CLAIMING THE PACIFIC: EUROPEAN, ASIAN ANDAMERICAN EXPLORATION AND ANNEXATION; Claiming the 'New World'; The Asian Pacific rim; In search of fabled lands; Hunting the mythical north-west passage; Pacific claims and counterclaims; Improving access to Pacific territories; Cultivating imperial claims; Exploring the last Pacific frontier; 4 ENCOMPASSING THE PACIFIC: REVOLUTIONS INTRANSPORT, NAVIGATION AND CHART MAKING; 'Seaworthy' ships and the Pacific environment; Surviving long Pacific voyages; Improved navigation aids; Modern transpacific navigation
  • 5 EXPLOITING PACIFIC RESOURCESUse and abuse of common property resources; The Pacific as a lawless, exploitable frontier; The assault on Pacific resources; Modern overfishing; Hastening environmental destruction; Lawlessness and Pacific labour exploitation; Resources and conflict in the Pacific rim; Current environmental issues; 6 CONTESTING THE PACIFIC: MILITARY ACTIVITY, COLONIAL STRUGGLE AND IMPERIAL COMPETITION; Contesting indigenous rights in the Pacific; Conflict on the Asian Pacific rim; European rivalry in the Pacific; The scramble for colonial possessions; Open warfare in the Pacific
  • The nuclear age in the Pacific7 PICTURING THE PACIFIC: THE OCEANHEMISPHERE IN ART, LITERATURE AND FILM; Pacific art and European imagination; Pacific art and European morality; Pacific art and European markets; Pacific influences on European literature; Fact and fantasy in modern depictions of the Pacific; The Pacific as a research laboratory; Picturing cultural history in the Pacific; Scientific myths about the Pacific; 8 DEVELOPING THE PACIFIC: POLITICALINDEPENDENCE, ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENTAND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; Nation-building in the Pacific basin; Development in the Pacific rim
  • Environmental protection and development in the PacificCONCLUSION; Selected bibliography; Index
Control code
831119419
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136604164
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)831119419
Label
The Pacific
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Series editor's preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; INTRODUCTION; 1 COMPREHENDING THE PACIFIC: ENVIRONMENTALINFLUENCES AND EFFECTS; Geographic influences; Climatic-oceanographic influences; Tectonic influences; The interplay of environmental effects; The significance of environmental change; 2 PEOPLING THE PACIFIC: FROM PREHISTORYTO THE FIRST EUROPEAN INCURSIONS; Asian origins of Pacific peoples; Influential cultures of the Asian Pacific rim; Peopling the American Pacific rim
  • Cultural realms of the Pacific basin3 CLAIMING THE PACIFIC: EUROPEAN, ASIAN ANDAMERICAN EXPLORATION AND ANNEXATION; Claiming the 'New World'; The Asian Pacific rim; In search of fabled lands; Hunting the mythical north-west passage; Pacific claims and counterclaims; Improving access to Pacific territories; Cultivating imperial claims; Exploring the last Pacific frontier; 4 ENCOMPASSING THE PACIFIC: REVOLUTIONS INTRANSPORT, NAVIGATION AND CHART MAKING; 'Seaworthy' ships and the Pacific environment; Surviving long Pacific voyages; Improved navigation aids; Modern transpacific navigation
  • 5 EXPLOITING PACIFIC RESOURCESUse and abuse of common property resources; The Pacific as a lawless, exploitable frontier; The assault on Pacific resources; Modern overfishing; Hastening environmental destruction; Lawlessness and Pacific labour exploitation; Resources and conflict in the Pacific rim; Current environmental issues; 6 CONTESTING THE PACIFIC: MILITARY ACTIVITY, COLONIAL STRUGGLE AND IMPERIAL COMPETITION; Contesting indigenous rights in the Pacific; Conflict on the Asian Pacific rim; European rivalry in the Pacific; The scramble for colonial possessions; Open warfare in the Pacific
  • The nuclear age in the Pacific7 PICTURING THE PACIFIC: THE OCEANHEMISPHERE IN ART, LITERATURE AND FILM; Pacific art and European imagination; Pacific art and European morality; Pacific art and European markets; Pacific influences on European literature; Fact and fantasy in modern depictions of the Pacific; The Pacific as a research laboratory; Picturing cultural history in the Pacific; Scientific myths about the Pacific; 8 DEVELOPING THE PACIFIC: POLITICALINDEPENDENCE, ECONOMIC ADVANCEMENTAND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION; Nation-building in the Pacific basin; Development in the Pacific rim
  • Environmental protection and development in the PacificCONCLUSION; Selected bibliography; Index
Control code
831119419
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (272 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781136604164
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)831119419

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