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Captain Cook is generally acknowledged as the first great European scientific explorer. His voyage of exploration to the Pacific in HM bark Endeavour, commencing in 1768, lasted almost three years, recorded thousands of miles of uncharted lands and seas - including New Zealand, the east coast of Australia and many ...
Pacific Exploration: Voyages of Discovery from Captain Cook's Endeavour to the Beagle
Captain Cook is generally acknowledged as the first great European scientific explorer. His voyage of exploration to the Pacific in HM bark Endeavour, commencing in 1768, lasted almost three years, recorded thousands of miles of uncharted lands and seas - including New Zealand, the east coast of Australia and many Pacific islands - and tested all Cook's skills as a navigator, seaman and leader. His voyages were among the first to take civilian scientists, notably Sir Joseph Banks, and they revealed to European eyes the mysterious and exotic lands, peoples, flora and fauna of the Pacific, never before seen. But while Cook understandably dominates the story of 18th-century Pacific exploration, the achievements of those who followed him on many voyages of science and exploration into the Pacific have been neglected and deprived of the greater attention they deserve. Correcting this imbalance, Pacific Exploration explores the European voyages that continued Cook's work not only of charting but also starting to exploit and control the Pacific. These voyages, by William Bligh, George Vancouver, Matthew Flinders, Malaspina, Laperouse and Arthur Phillip, span a period that saw Britain becoming the world's leading maritime power, a situation well in place by the time that Charles Darwin's voyage in Fitzroy's Beagle laid the basis of even greater understanding of the development of life on earth. Recounting and illustrating these achievements and legacies using fascinating text and beautiful illustrations and artworks from the period, this book explores topics of scientific discovery, engagement with indigenous peoples, the use of shipboard artists and scientists, the growing professionalism of the hydrographic service, the vessels used and the colonial, commercial and imperial contexts of the voyages.
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32.40 USD

Pacific Exploration: Voyages of Discovery from Captain Cook's Endeavour to the Beagle

by Glyn Williams, Pieter Van Der Merwe, Nigel Rigby
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It is the evening of 26 August 2009 on Christmas Island. The last known pipistrelle emerges from its day-time shelter. Scientists, desperate about its conservation, set up a maze of netting to try to catch it. It is a forlorn and futile exercise - even if captured, there is little ...
A Bat's End: The Christmas Island Pipistrelle and Extinction in Australia
It is the evening of 26 August 2009 on Christmas Island. The last known pipistrelle emerges from its day-time shelter. Scientists, desperate about its conservation, set up a maze of netting to try to catch it. It is a forlorn and futile exercise - even if captured, there is little future in just one bat. But the bat evades the trap easily, and continues foraging. It is not recorded again that night, and not at all the next night. The bat is never again recorded. The scientists search all nearby areas over the following nights. It has gone. There are no more bats. Its corpse is not, will never be, found. It is the silent, unobtrusive death of the last individual. It is extinction. This book is about that bat, about those scientists, about that island. But mostly it is an attempt to understand that extinction; an unusual extinction, because it was predicted, witnessed and its timing is precise. A Bat's End is a compelling forensic examination of the circumstances and players surrounding the extinction of the Christmas Island pipistrelle. A must-read for environmental scientists, policy-makers, and organisations and individuals with an interest in conservation. FEATURES: Fascinating forensic examination of the processes and players involved in the extinction of the Christmas Island pipistrelle bat, including personal accounts of ecologists, administrators and politicians Considers our relationship with nature, and the extent to which we should and do care for nature Uses the Christmas Island pipistrelle bat's extinction as a case study, from which lessons can be learned that will resonate more broadly Examines Australia's environmental law and policy, and provides recommendations to strengthen these Foreword written by Tim Low, renowned Australian environmental consultant and author. To bear witness to extinctions is painful, and made worse when hardly anyone knows they took place. By exploring one extinction from all angles, John gives Australians the opportunity to know what transpired on that island and to reflect on what it says about our nation's treatment of its wildlife. He tells a powerful and perceptive story, one that should be taken to heart by every Australian. Tim Low, excerpt from the Foreword.
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88.64 USD

A Bat's End: The Christmas Island Pipistrelle and Extinction in Australia

by John Woinarski
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For well over a century, the Night Parrot lured its seekers into Australia's vast, arid outback. From the beginning it was a mysterious bird. Fewer than 30 specimens were collected before it all but disappeared, offering only fleeting glimpses and the occasional mummified body as proof of its continued existence. ...
Night Parrot: Australia's Most Elusive Bird
For well over a century, the Night Parrot lured its seekers into Australia's vast, arid outback. From the beginning it was a mysterious bird. Fewer than 30 specimens were collected before it all but disappeared, offering only fleeting glimpses and the occasional mummified body as proof of its continued existence. Protected by spinifex and darkness, the parrot attained almost mythical status: a challenge to birdwatchers and an inspiration to poets, novelists and artists. Night Parrot documents the competitiveness and secrecy, the triumphs and adventures of the history of the bird and its followers, culminating in the recent discovery of live birds at a few widely scattered locations. It describes what we are now unravelling about the mysteries of its biology and ecology and what is still left to learn. Complemented by guest essays, illustrations and photographs from a wide variety of sources, this book sheds light on Australia's most elusive bird. FEATURES: The story of one of the most elusive and enigmatic birds in the world; the `Holy Grail' of birdwatching Documents the impact this mysterious bird has made on our society, drawing from an eclectic range of materials including scientific articles, newspapers and ephemera, art and literature, and historical images and accounts. Author Penny Olsen is one of Australia's leading ornithologists.
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50.350000 USD
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This book draws on archival, oral history and public policy sources to tell a history of foster care in Australia from the nineteenth century to the present day. It is, primarily, a social history which places the voices of people directly touched by foster care at the centre of the ...
The Slow Evolution of Foster Care in Australia: Just Like a Family?
This book draws on archival, oral history and public policy sources to tell a history of foster care in Australia from the nineteenth century to the present day. It is, primarily, a social history which places the voices of people directly touched by foster care at the centre of the story, but also within the wider social and political debates which have shaped foster care across more than a century. The book confronts foster care's difficult past-death and abuse of foster children, family separation, and a general public apathy towards these issues-but it also acknowledges the resilience of people who have survived a childhood in foster care, and the challenges faced by those who have worked hard to provide good foster homes and to make child welfare systems better. These are themes which the book examines from an Australian perspective, but which often resonate with foster care globally.
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89.240000 USD

The Slow Evolution of Foster Care in Australia: Just Like a Family?

by Deidre Michell, Nell Musgrove
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The far left in Australia had significant effects on post-war politics, culture and society. The Communist Party of Australia (CPA) ended World War II with some 20,000 members, and despite the harsh and vitriolic Cold War climate of the 1950s, seeded or provided impetus for the re-emergence of other movements. ...
The Far Left in Australia since 1945
The far left in Australia had significant effects on post-war politics, culture and society. The Communist Party of Australia (CPA) ended World War II with some 20,000 members, and despite the harsh and vitriolic Cold War climate of the 1950s, seeded or provided impetus for the re-emergence of other movements. Radicals subscribing to ideologies beyond the Soviet orbit - Maoists, Trotskyists, anarchists and others - also created parties and organisations and led movements. All of these different far left parties and movements changed and shifted during time, responding to one political crisis or another, but they remained steadfastly devoted to a better world. This collection, bringing together 14 chapters from leading and emerging figures in the Australian and international historical profession, for the first time charts some of these significant moments and interventions, revealing the Australian far left's often forgotten contribution to the nation's history.
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196.22 USD

The Far Left in Australia since 1945

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This book examines Anglo-Australian naval relations between 1945-75, a period of great change for both Australia and Great Britain and their respective navies. It explores the cultural and historical ties between the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the efficacy of communications between the services, and the importance ...
Anglo-Australian Naval Relations, 1945-1975: A More Independent Service
This book examines Anglo-Australian naval relations between 1945-75, a period of great change for both Australia and Great Britain and their respective navies. It explores the cultural and historical ties between the Royal Navy and the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the efficacy of communications between the services, and the importance of personal relations to the overall inter-service relationship. The author assesses the dilemmas faced by Great Britain associated with that nation's declining power, and the impact of the retreat from `East of Suez' on the strategic relationship between the United Kingdom and Australia. The book also considers operational co-operation between the Royal Navy and the RAN including conflicts such as the Korean War, the Malayan Emergency, and confrontation with Indonesia, as well as peacetime pursuits such as port visits and the testing of atomic weapons in the 1950s. Co-operation in matters of personnel and training are also dealt with in great detail, along with the co-operation between the Royal Navy and the RAN in equipment procurement and design and the increased ability of the RAN to look to non-British sources for equipment procurement. The book considers the impact of stronger Australian-American ties on the RAN and appraises the role it played in the conflict in Vietnam.
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89.240000 USD

Anglo-Australian Naval Relations, 1945-1975: A More Independent Service

by Mark Gjessing
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Ruse, commemorated as a pioneer in his adopted country, was reputedly the first prisoner ashore, carrying an officer on his back. Eventually pardoned, at Experiment Farm he became Australia's first settled farmer, the first ex-convict to be granted land and the first settler to become self-sufficient, bringing him into conflict ...
The Stony Ground: The Remembered Life of Convict James Ruse
Ruse, commemorated as a pioneer in his adopted country, was reputedly the first prisoner ashore, carrying an officer on his back. Eventually pardoned, at Experiment Farm he became Australia's first settled farmer, the first ex-convict to be granted land and the first settler to become self-sufficient, bringing him into conflict with indigenous people. In this gripping historical novel the life of Australia's most symbolic convict is described in Ruse's own voice.
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25.58 USD

The Stony Ground: The Remembered Life of Convict James Ruse

by Michael Crowley
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This book explores the evolution of Canadian and Australian national identities in the era of decolonization by evaluating educational policies in Ontario, Canada, and Victoria, Australia. Drawing on sources such as textbooks and curricula, the book argues that Britishness, a sense of imperial citizenship connecting white Anglo-Saxons across the British ...
Constructing National Identity in Canadian and Australian Classrooms: The Crown of Education
This book explores the evolution of Canadian and Australian national identities in the era of decolonization by evaluating educational policies in Ontario, Canada, and Victoria, Australia. Drawing on sources such as textbooks and curricula, the book argues that Britishness, a sense of imperial citizenship connecting white Anglo-Saxons across the British Empire, continued to be a crucial marker of national identity in both Australia and Canada until the late 1960s and early 1970s, when educators in Ontario and Victoria abandoned Britishness in favor of multiculturalism. Chapters explore how textbooks portrayed imperialism, the close relationship between religious education and Britishness, and efforts to end assimilationist Anglocentrism and promote equality in education. The book contributes to British World scholarship by demonstrating how decolonization precipitated a massive search for identity in Ontario and Victoria that continues to challenge educators and policy-makers today.
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114.450000 USD

Constructing National Identity in Canadian and Australian Classrooms: The Crown of Education

by Stephen Jackson
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Whether their populations are perceived as too large, just right, too small or non-existent, animal numbers matter to the humans with whom they share environments. Animals in the right numbers are accepted and even welcomed, but when they are seen to deviate from the human-declared set point, they become either ...
Animals Count: How Population Size Matters in Animal-Human Relations
Whether their populations are perceived as too large, just right, too small or non-existent, animal numbers matter to the humans with whom they share environments. Animals in the right numbers are accepted and even welcomed, but when they are seen to deviate from the human-declared set point, they become either enemies upon whom to declare war or victims to be protected. In this edited volume, leading and emerging scholars investigate for the first time the ways in which the size of an animal population impacts how they are viewed by humans and, conversely, how human perceptions of populations impact animals. This collection explores the fortunes of amphibians, mammals, insects and fish whose numbers have created concern in settler Australia and examines shifts in these populations between excess, abundance, equilibrium, scarcity and extinction. The book points to the importance of caution in future campaigns to manipulate animal populations, and demonstrates how approaches from the humanities can be deployed to bring fresh perspectives to understandings of how to live alongside other animals.
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147.000000 USD

Animals Count: How Population Size Matters in Animal-Human Relations

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Claims of American Citizens, Vol. 2: Apia, in the Samoan Islands (Classic Reprint)
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11.100000 USD

Claims of American Citizens, Vol. 2: Apia, in the Samoan Islands (Classic Reprint)

by Unknown Author
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Violence and intimacy were critically intertwined at all stages of the settler colonial encounter, and yet we know surprisingly little of how they were connected in the shaping of colonial economies. Extending a reading of `economies' as labour relations into new arenas, this innovative collection of essays examines new understandings ...
Intimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony: Economies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim
Violence and intimacy were critically intertwined at all stages of the settler colonial encounter, and yet we know surprisingly little of how they were connected in the shaping of colonial economies. Extending a reading of `economies' as labour relations into new arenas, this innovative collection of essays examines new understandings of the nexus between violence and intimacy in settler colonial economies of the British Pacific Rim. The sites it explores include cross-cultural exchange in sealing and maritime communities, labour relations on the frontier, inside the pastoral station and in the colonial home, and the material and emotional economies of exploration. Following the curious mobility of texts, objects, and frameworks of knowledge, this volume teases out the diversity of ways in which violence and intimacy were expressed in the economies of everyday encounters on the ground. In doing so, it broadens the horizon of debate about the nature of colonial economies and the intercultural encounters that were enmeshed within them.
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104.990000 USD

Intimacies of Violence in the Settler Colony: Economies of Dispossession around the Pacific Rim

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The Islands of the Pacific: From the Old to the New (Classic Reprint)
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17.820000 USD

The Islands of the Pacific: From the Old to the New (Classic Reprint)

by James McKinney Alexander
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Revised Interesting Place Names and History of Ireland
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12.600000 USD

Revised Interesting Place Names and History of Ireland

by Emily Stehr
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Interesting Place Names and History of New Zealand
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8.400000 USD

Interesting Place Names and History of New Zealand

by Emily Stehr
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Revised Interesting Place Names and History of Australia
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7.350000 USD

Revised Interesting Place Names and History of Australia

by Emily Stehr
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Pacific War: New Zealand and Japan 1941-45
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19.940000 USD

Pacific War: New Zealand and Japan 1941-45

by Matthew Wright
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Interesting (But Incomplete) History of Indigenous Peoples of the South American Andes Region
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6.300000 USD

Interesting (But Incomplete) History of Indigenous Peoples of the South American Andes Region

by Emily Stehr
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Interesting (But Incomplete) History of Indigenous Peoples of Argentina
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9.450000 USD

Interesting (But Incomplete) History of Indigenous Peoples of Argentina

by Emily Stehr
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Interesting History of the Murray and Darling Rivers
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6.300000 USD

Interesting History of the Murray and Darling Rivers

by Emily Stehr
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Interesting (But Incomplete) History of Indigenous Peoples of Afghanistan
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12.600000 USD

Interesting (But Incomplete) History of Indigenous Peoples of Afghanistan

by Emily Stehr
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Interesting (But Incomplete) History of Indigenous Peoples of Australia
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19.950000 USD

Interesting (But Incomplete) History of Indigenous Peoples of Australia

by Emily Stehr
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Blue Water Warriors: The Early Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races
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30.540000 USD

Blue Water Warriors: The Early Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races

by Marsden Hordern, Craig Harris
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Mary Lee: The life and times of a 'turbulent anarchist' and her battle for women's rights
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27.300000 USD

Mary Lee: The life and times of a 'turbulent anarchist' and her battle for women's rights

by Denise George
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Blue Water Warriors: The Early Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races
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49.710000 USD

Blue Water Warriors: The Early Sydney to Hobart Yacht Races

by Marsden Hordern, Craig Harris
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The Campbelltown Convicts
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19.160000 USD

The Campbelltown Convicts

by Peter J. Hinds
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This book offers a fresh account of the Anzac myth and the bittersweet emotional experience of Gallipoli tourists. Challenging the straightforward view of the Anzac obsession as a kind of nationalistic military Halloween, it shows how transnational developments in tourism and commemoration have created the conditions for a complex, dissonant ...
Transnational Tourism Experiences at Gallipoli
This book offers a fresh account of the Anzac myth and the bittersweet emotional experience of Gallipoli tourists. Challenging the straightforward view of the Anzac obsession as a kind of nationalistic military Halloween, it shows how transnational developments in tourism and commemoration have created the conditions for a complex, dissonant emotional experience of sadness, humility, anger, pride and empathy among Anzac tourists. Drawing on the in-depth testimonies of travellers from Australia and New Zealand, McKay shines a new and more complex light on the history and cultural politics of the Anzac myth. As well as making a ground breaking, empirically-based intervention into the culture wars, this book offers new insights into the global memory boom and transnational developments in backpacker tourism, sports tourism and dark or dissonant tourism.
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104.990000 USD

Transnational Tourism Experiences at Gallipoli

by Jim McKay
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The Division Trilogy: The Second New Zealand Division 1940-45
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41.950000 USD

The Division Trilogy: The Second New Zealand Division 1940-45

by Matthew Wright
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The Family of Mary Pitt
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22.980000 USD

The Family of Mary Pitt

by Janelle Cust
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Italian Odyssey: The Second New Zealand Division in Italy 1943-45
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19.940000 USD

Italian Odyssey: The Second New Zealand Division in Italy 1943-45

by Matthew Wright
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The Lion Roars: The Musical Life of Willie 'the Lion' McIntyre
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17.840000 USD

The Lion Roars: The Musical Life of Willie 'the Lion' McIntyre

by Phil Sandford
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