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Island

By Aldous Huxley
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  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Isbn : 1443428582
  • Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 926
  • File Pdf: island.pdf

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While shipwrecked on the island of Pala, Will Farnaby, a disenchanted journalist, discovers a utopian society that has flourished for the past 120 years. Although he at first disregards the possibility of an ideal society, as Farnaby spends time with the people of Pala his ideas about humanity change. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : TouchWood Editions
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  • Pages : 304
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  • File Pdf: on-island.pdf

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  • Pages : 160
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  • Pages : 290
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  • Pages : 304
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  • Pages : 272
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By Daniel J. Dzurek
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  • Publisher : IBRU
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  • Pages : 67
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520959825
  • Pages : 248
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  • File Pdf: fantasy-islands.pdf

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The rise of China and its status as a leading global factory are altering the way people live and consume. At the same time, the world appears wary of the real costs involved. Fantasy Islands probes Chinese, European, and American eco-desire and eco-technological dreams, and examines the solutions they offer to environmental degradation in this age of global economic change. Uncovering the stories of sites in China, including the plan for a new eco-city called Dongtan on the island of Chongming, mega-suburbs, and the Shanghai World Expo, Julie Sze explores the flows, fears, and fantasies of Pacific Rim politics that shaped them. She charts how climate change discussions align with US fears of China's ascendancy and the related demise of the American Century, and she considers the motives of financial and political capital for eco-city and ecological development supported by elite power structures in the UK and China. Fantasy Islands shows how ineffectual these efforts are while challenging us to see what a true eco-city would be.

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By Patrick Vinton Kirch
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520953835
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
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Tracing the origins of the Hawaiians and other Polynesians back to the shores of the South China Sea, archaeologist Patrick Vinton Kirch follows their voyages of discovery across the Pacific in this fascinating history of Hawaiian culture from about one thousand years ago. Combining more than four decades of his own research with Native Hawaiian oral traditions and the evidence of archaeology, Kirch puts a human face on the gradual rise to power of the Hawaiian god-kings, who by the late eighteenth century were locked in a series of wars for ultimate control of the entire archipelago. This lively, accessible chronicle works back from Captain James Cook’s encounter with the pristine kingdom in 1778, when the British explorers encountered an island civilization governed by rulers who could not be gazed upon by common people. Interweaving anecdotes from his own widespread travel and extensive archaeological investigations into the broader historical narrative, Kirch shows how the early Polynesian settlers of Hawai'i adapted to this new island landscape and created highly productive agricultural systems.

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By L. Lee Grismer
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520925203
  • Pages : 413
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  • Reads : 269
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Book Summary:

The Baja California peninsula is home to many forms of life found nowhere else on earth. This, combined with the peninsula's rugged and inaccessible terrain, has made the area one of the last true biological frontiers of North America. L. Lee Grismer is not only the foremost authority on the amphibians and reptiles of Baja California, but also an outstanding photographer. He has produced the most comprehensive work on the herpetofauna of the peninsula and its islands ever published. With its stunning color images, detailed accounts of many little-known species, and descriptions of the region's diverse environment, this is the definitive guide to the amphibians and reptiles of a fascinating and remote region. The culmination of Grismer's quarter century of fieldwork on the Baja peninsula and his exploration of more than one hundred of its islands in the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés, this book gives information on the identification, distribution, natural history, and taxonomy of each species of amphibian and reptile found there. Preliminary accounts of the life history of many of the salamanders, frogs, toads, turtles, lizards, and snakes are reported here for the first time, and several species that were almost unknown to science are illustrated in full color. The book also contains new data on species distribution and on the effect of the isolated landscape of the peninsula and its islands on the evolutionary process. Much of the information gathered here is presented in biogeographical overviews that consider the extremely varied environments of Baja California in both a contemporary and a historical framework. An original and important contribution to science, this book will generate further research for years to come as it becomes a benchmark reference for both professionals and amateurs.

The Hellenistic Settlements in Europe, the Islands, and Asia Minor

By Getzel M. Cohen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 9780520914087
  • Pages : 494
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 842
  • File Pdf: the-hellenistic-settlements-in-europe-the-islands-and-asia-minor.pdf

Book Summary:

This compendium provides historical narratives, detailed references, citations, and commentaries on all the cities founded or refounded in Europe, The Islands, and Asia Minor during the Hellenistic period. Organized coherently in more than 180 entries, it is one of the most significant reference works in the field of Greek history to be completed in the past decade.

Resistant Islands

By Gavan McCormack,Satoko Oka Norimatsu
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Isbn : 1538115565
  • Pages : 350
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 600
  • File Pdf: resistant-islands.pdf

Book Summary:

Resistant Islands offers an overview of Okinawan history, focusing on the colonization by Japan, its fate during World War II, and its status as a US military base. This new edition includes an analysis of events since the book first published, including the deployment of MV-22 Ospreys, the approval of the new base, and the “all-Okinawa movement.”

The Rough Guide to Greek Islands

By Geoff Garvey,John Fisher
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 1405384123
  • Pages : 732
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 905
  • File Pdf: the-rough-guide-to-greek-islands.pdf

Book Summary:

The Rough Guide to Greek Islands is the ultimate travel guide with clear maps and detailed coverage of the Greek Islands’ best attractions. Discover the vibrant Greek Islands from the historic mass of Crete and barely inhabited islets to Athens’ sea-set suburbs and lively nightlife. Our detailed Greek Islands maps help you find stunning temples, frescosed chapels and hidden coves, with detailed listings of the liveliest bars and atmospheric accommodation the Greek Islands have to offer. New full-colour features explore the Greek Island’s highlights, including the best Greek Island beaches and the Greek Island’s finest cuisine. Find detailed practical advice on local products, sections exploring history, music, archaeology and wildlife, combined with information on living in Greece, navigating your way around the Greek Island’s extensive ferry network and comprehensive coverage of the Greek Islands’ glittering festivals. Make the most of your holiday with The Rough Guide to Greek Islands.

The history of the island of Antigua.

By V. Langford Oliver
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Isbn : 5871960944
  • Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 440
  • File Pdf: the-history-of-the-island-of-antigua.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book The history of the island of Antigua.

Moon Michigan's Upper Peninsula

By Paul Vachon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Moon Travel
  • Isbn : 1640491619
  • Pages : 315
  • Category : Travel
  • Reads : 446
  • File Pdf: moon-michigan-s-upper-peninsula.pdf

Book Summary:

Make Your Escape with Moon Travel Guides! Rugged wilderness, freshwater coastline, and picturesque small towns: explore the best of the "U.P." with Moon Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Inside you'll find: Strategic, flexible itineraries, from a weekend on Mackinac Island to a week exploring the eastern or western peninsula, designed for outdoor adventurers, history and culture buffs, foliage seekers, and more Unique activities and ideas for every season: Relax in quaint European-style towns, kick back at an outdoor summer concert, and sample local delicacies like Cornish pasties, Swedish meatballs, and Mackinac Island fudge. Hike through maple forests, catch a glimpse of wild moose, red foxes, and white-tailed deer, and camp under the starry sky. Get out on the water and spend the day boating, fishing, and swimming, or try skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling in the winter Honest advice on when to go, where to stay, and how to get around from lifelong Michigander Paul Vachon Detailed maps and helpful reference photos throughout Focused coverage of the Straits of Mackinac, Escanaba and the Lake Michigan shore, the Superior Upland, Keweenaw Peninsula and Isle Royale, Marquette and the Lake Superior shore, Whitefish Bay, and the Lake Huron shore Thorough background information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and local culture With Moon Michigan's Upper Peninsula's expert tips, local insight, and countless activities, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring more of the Mitten State? Try Moon Michigan.

Cheap Meat

By Deborah Gewertz,Frederick Errington
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Isbn : 0520945972
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 126
  • File Pdf: cheap-meat.pdf

Book Summary:

Cheap Meat follows the controversial trade in inexpensive fatty cuts of lamb or mutton, called "flaps," from the farms of New Zealand and Australia to their primary markets in the Pacific islands of Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Fiji. Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington address the evolution of the meat trade itself along with the changing practices of exchange in Papua New Guinea. They show that flaps—which are taken from the animals’ bellies and are often 50 percent fat—are not mere market transactions but evidence of the social nature of nutrition policies, illustrating and reinforcing Pacific Islanders’ presumed second-class status relative to the white populations of Australia and New Zealand.