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By Steven Roger Fischer

This wide-ranging research of the Pacific Islands presents a dynamic and provocative account of the peopling of the Pacific, and its wide influence on global heritage. Spanning approximately 50,000 years of human presence in a space which contains one-third of our planet - Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia - the narrative follows the advance of the sector, from New Guinea's earliest payment to the production of the trendy Pacific states. It additionally examines the attention-grabbing procedures that have contributed to the formation of the hybrid Pacific we all know today.

A historical past of the Pacific Islands
- lines the terribly diversified family tree of all Pacific peoples, their descent from Papuan tribesmen, Austronesian mariners and overseas colonists
- examines the wealthy inheritance of the Islands because of succeeding waves of invading, then dominating peoples
- explores the impact at the zone - in addition to the corresponding worldwide implications - of voyaging, whaling, pandemics, colonization, alternate, exploitation, battle, nuclear checking out and nationhood

Informed by way of the newest examine and scholarship, Steven Roger Fischer's certain textual content presents a accomplished but concise evaluation of the Pacific Island's previous. it's a hugely available and valuable creation to the heritage of a space that is at the moment rising as pivotal in foreign affairs.

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