The Pacific Islands

Author: Brij V. Lal
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824822651
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The Pacific Islands from the Author: Brij V. Lal. An encyclopaedia of information on major aspects of Pacific life, including the physical environment, peoples, history, politics, economy, society and culture. The CD-ROM contains hyperlinks between section titles and sections, a library of all the maps in the encyclopaedia, and a photo library.

Sustainable Tourism In Island Destinations

Author: Sonya Graci
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1844077799
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Sustainable Tourism In Island Destinations from the Author: Sonya Graci. Many of the world's islands are dependent on tourism as their main source of income. It is therefore imperative that these destinations are managed for long-term viability. The natural appeal of a destination is typically one of its main tourism related assets, yet the natural environment is also the feature most directly threatened by potential overexploitation. Sustainable Tourism in Island Destinations builds on existing literature in the subject by providing innovative discussions and practical management structures through the use of the authors' various island project work. An original feature is the focus on islands which are part of larger nations, rather than just on island sovereign states. Through an illustrated case study approach, the book focuses on the successes and challenges islands face in achieving sustainable tourism. The authors put forward innovative mechanisms such as multi-stakeholder partnerships and incentive-driven non-regulatory approaches as ways that the sustainability agenda can move forward in destinations that face specific challenges due to their geography and historic development. The case studies - from Canada, St Kitts, Honduras, China, Indonesia, Spain, Tanzania and Thailand - provide the foundation which suggests that alternative approaches to tourism development are possible if they retain sustainability as a priority.

Jews In The Canary Islands

Author: Lucien Wolf
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802084507
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Jews In The Canary Islands from the Author: Lucien Wolf. In 1492, the Jews of Spain were given a choice: convert to Christianity or be expelled from Spain. Many chose to hide themselves as 'New Christians,' or conversos, outwardly professing to be Christians while practicing their true faith in secret. In 1504, the Office of the Inquisition was set up in the remote Spanish holdings on the Canary Islands to seek out crypto-Jews, sorcerers, and other heretics. Jews in the Canary Islands is a calendar of Jewish cases brought before the Canariote Inquisition between 1499 and 1818, when the Inquisition was discontinued. First published in 1926, together with an introduction analysing the work of the Inquisition and explaining its relation to general Jewish history until 1928, this is a fascinating collection of records showing not only the workings of the Inquisition, but the lives of crypto-Jews during a time of fierce repression.

Islands In History And Representation

Author: Rod Edmond
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415286664
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Islands In History And Representation from the Author: Rod Edmond. "Early essays in the collection address the significance of islands in the Atlantic economy of the eighteenth century. The focus then shifts to the exploration of the Pacific, which presented Europe with new island-groups to explore, exploit, and imagine.

Traditional Trees Of Pacific Islands

Author: Craig R. Elevitch
Publisher: PAR
ISBN: 0970254458
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Traditional Trees Of Pacific Islands from the Author: Craig R. Elevitch. "This book is for the person who lives in the tropics or subtropics and is interested in native plants, who wants to know about plants that are useful, who loves to watch plants grow, and who is willing to work with them. Such a person might ask questions like, Where will they grow? How do I grow them? Are they good to eat? How are they used? What are their names? These questions and more are answered here."--Préf.

Vegetation Of The Tropical Pacific Islands

Author: Dieter Mueller-Dombois
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387983134
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Vegetation Of The Tropical Pacific Islands from the Author: Dieter Mueller-Dombois. The islands of the tropical Pacific Ocean encompass a vast range of climate, geography, and geology. The flora of these islands is similarly diverse, and the study of their vegetation and landscapes is a challenge because of the great distances separating them. Dieter Mueller-Dombois and the late F. Raymond Fosberg are recognized as the leading authorities on the plant diversity and ecology of Pacific islands. This book is a synthesis of the vegetation and landscapes of the islands of the Pacific Ocean. It is organized by island group and includes information on geography, geology, and climate, as well as soil and vegetation types, land use, floristic patterns, phytogeographic relationships, and human influences on vegetation. The book features over 400 color photographs, plus dozens of maps and climate diagrams.

Cook Islands Maori Dictionary

Author: Jasper Buse
Publisher: [email protected]
ISBN: 9780728602304
Size: 79.69 MB
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Cook Islands Maori Dictionary from the Author: Jasper Buse. A wealth of information about Cook Islands language, culture and society is contained in this dictionary which involved the efforts of many people over 35 years.

The Faroe Islands

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Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813132693
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Islands Of History

Author: Marshall Sahlins
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022616215X
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Islands Of History from the Author: Marshall Sahlins. Marshall Sahlins centers these essays on islands—Hawaii, Fiji, New Zealand—whose histories have intersected with European history. But he is also concerned with the insular thinking in Western scholarship that creates false dichotomies between past and present, between structure and event, between the individual and society. Sahlins's provocative reflections form a powerful critique of Western history and anthropology.