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Terra Cognita: Return to New Guinea
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,430. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
Ten years after his first visit, Chuck McAllister returns to old haunts and familiar faces. But what has become of this nascent island nation in the intervening years? Through his journey, McAllister reflects on the various affects—positive and negative—of the millennial clash between the modern West and the undeveloped “Fourth World.”
Melanesian History and Culture: Tradition, People and Migration, Tourism Information
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 11,640. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2017 by Jean Marc Bertrand. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Oceania, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Melanesian History and Culture. Tradition, People and Migration. A Book on Melanesia History and Culture, travel and tourism. The cultural variation in Melanesia, particularly in Papua New Guinea, is unique in the history of human societies.
Abelam (Papua New Guinea) People and Environment: A History
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 25,390. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2017 by Jean Marc Bertrand. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Oceania, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A History. Abelam (Papua New Guinea) People and Environment. A History. In prehistoric times, the Sepik-Ramu Basin was flooded with salt water, this inland sea probably reached its maximum extent 5,000 to 6,000 years ago when it reached as far westward as Ambunti. The sea then began to drop gradually until it attained its present level around 1,000 years ago
Lost Among the Baining: Adventure, Marriage, and Other Fieldwork
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,780. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
In this wry travel memoir, a fiasco of an anthropological field trip leaves the writer and her husband haunted by the Baining of New Guinea, a people who upend Western theories as well as the couple's young lives. Years later, they return to the jungle to make peace with this very different culture and their youthful past.
Seven Days in Fiji
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,540. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2010 by Wilderness House Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Oceania, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Fiji is part of the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire,” a large collection of current and extinct volcanoes. Think of Fiji as Hawaii’s southern brother. Fiji is a continental island that rests on its own plate. The oldest rocks in Fiji are about 40,000,000 years old. The island nation is made up of some 300 islands (at high tide) scattered over a small corner of the South Pacific.