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Domestic Rabbits & Their Histories: Breeds of the World
Bob D. Whitman
1585972754
October 2004
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Book Description
Here is an invaluable new reference book, bringing years of experience, research and information together into one handy publication. Over 200 breeds have been meticulously researched, making this title indispensable reading for all rabbit enthusiasts.

About the Author
A life member of the American Rabbit Breeders Assocation, Bob Whitman resides in Beaumont, Texas, where he has been associated with rabbits since the age of six. He operates Rare Bits & Pieces, a rabbitry specializing in endangered and new breeds from other countries.


Evidence Not Seen: A Woman's Miraculous Faith in the Jungles of World War II
Darlene Deibler Rose
0060670207
September 1990
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Book Description

This is the true story of a young American missionary woman courage and triump of faith in the jungles of New Guinea and her four years in a notorious Japanese prison camp. Never to see her husband again, she was forced to sign a confession to a crime she did not commit and face the executioner's sword, only to be miraculously spared.

From the Publisher
The true story of a young American missionary woman interned during World War II in a notorious Japanese prison camp.

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History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: New Guinea and the Marianas, March 1944 - August 1944, Vol. 8
Samuel Eliot Morison
0252070380
March 2002
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Book Description
This installment of Samuel Eliot Morison's insider history of the U.S. Navy covers five of the most eventful months of the Pacific war, March through July 1944. Awash with spectacular rescues of downed airmen, bold beach landings, and brilliant though risky strategic gambles, this volume carries Morison's coverage of the war in the Pacific through the Allies' securing of Dutch New Guinea and the Marianas. The three assaults that comprised Operation "Forager"--in which Morison participated--add up to one of the most important amphibious operations in history: protracted, bitterly contested, requiring great flexibility as well as fortitude. The development of powerful new weapons and sophisticated new tactics, together with the greatly extended distance of active operations from continental bases, rendered naval...


Mobilizing The Masses
Elizabeth Schmidt
032507030X
Apr 2005
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Review
“Instead of the traditional top-down approach to nationalist anticolonial movements, this study adopts a "bottom-up" approach. Schmidt examines the role played by the Guinean branch of the Rassemblement Democratique (Democratique) Africain (RDA) in achieving independence from France, focusing on the ability of its Western-educated elites to form a broad-based ethnic, class, and gender alliance with grassroots groups (military veterans, trade unionists, peasants, and women) that had their own grievances against the French colonial state and its native collaborators (chiefs). Schmidt convincingly argues that these groups shaped the party's nationalist agenda and struggle....[a] timely contribution to the scholarship on African anticolonial nationalism. Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and...


Stories Rabbits Tell: A Natural and Cultural History of a Misunderstood Creature
Susan E. Davis, Margo Demello
1590560442
August 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
"Most people approach rabbits as if they were stuffed animals: cute, but not capable of much except, maybe, eating carrots and twitching their noses," note Davis (writer and rabbit owner) and DeMello (president of the House Rabbit Society), who present quite a different picture: rabbits (and hares) are complex, social creatures intertwined with human culture. To date, no book has so closely examined the behavior and place of the rabbit-as pet, prey, pest and mythic figure-in history. As the only animal Westerners use as both pet and meat, the rabbit reflects some of our most unsettling cultural contradictions. Part literary companion, with analyses of rabbits in art and literature from poet William Cowper to Beatrix Potter, and part clear-eyed review of facts on rabbit "industry" and rabbit biology, this volume...


The Future Eaters: An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People
Tim F. Flannery
0802139434
October 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Who destroys or "eats" the future? Those who have not shared a past: coevolution is the key to survival of all species, maintains Flannery, a senior research scientist in mammalogy at the Australian Museum in Sydney. Just as human immunities have failed when confronted with previously isolated viruses, so entire ecosystems have crumbled with the introduction of man. Australia, New Zealand, New Caledonia and New Guinea make for an interesting case study: though once conjoined, they later separated, developing disparate climates and soil types. Equally important, they were colonized at different times, with man reaching Australia 45,000 to 60,000 years ago and New Caledonia just 3500 years ago. Flannery posits that these virgin islands, which were replete with unexploited resources, naive, almost ``tame,''...


Argonauts of the Western Pacific
Bronislaw Malinowski
0881330841
March 1984
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Book Description
The founding document of economic anthropology! Bronislaw Malinowski, one of the all-time great anthropologists of the world, had a talent for bringing together in single comprehension the warm reality of human living with the cool abstractions of science. His pages have become an almost indispensable link between the knowing of exotic and remote people with theoretical knowledge about humankind. This volume--originally published in 1922--can be considered the founding document of economic anthropology, and remains the best one to read. It emphasizes the great significance of primitive economics by singling out the notable exchange system of the Trobriand Islands for special consideration. Although the main theme is economic, constant reference is made in this milestone of anthropological research and interpretation to...


History of United States Naval Operations in World War II: Breaking the Bismarck's Barrier, 22 July 1942 - 1 May 1944, Vol. 6
Samuel Eliot Morison
0252069978
August 2002
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Book Description
With this volume, Morison tracks the Allies' entrance into the offensive phase of the Pacific war. Having gained crucial victories at Midway and Guadalcanal, Allied forces committed substantially increased resources to breaking the Bismarcks barrier, a formidable net of Japanese air and naval bases stretching from the central Solomons to New Guinea, with the bastion of Rabual as linchpin. Morison traces the gradual turning of the conflict from the advantage of the overconfident Japanese to that of the dogged, undersupplied Allies, an international contingent of Australian, Dutch, and American forces. The narrative takes in land and air sorties as well as naval operations, covering the pivotal Papuan campaign of 1942-43, the Huan Gulf and Bougainville campaigns, and the spectacular conflicts that culminated in the...


MacArthur's Eagles: The U.S. Air War Over New Guinea, 1943-1944
Lex McAulay
1591144795
April 2005
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South Coast New Guinea Cultures
Bruce M. Knauft
0521418828
Aug 2003
Hardcover
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Review
"In the 1990s, a comparative ethnography of a region extending some 2,500 kilometers must be either very old-fashioned or postmodern. This work has the virtues of both....The result is a stimulating and useful book." Choice

Book Description
South coast New Guinea has long been a focus of ethnographic attention, with its varied cultures, its reputation for flamboyant sexual practices, and its traditions of headhunting. Dr. Knauft examines previous ethnographic material to reanalyze the region's seven major language-culture areas, covering a range of topics including sexuality, social inequality, the status of women, religion, politics and violence. Ethnographically rich and theoretically sophisticated, this book will be essential reading for all those interested in Melanesia, and...


South Coast New Guinea Cultures
Bruce M. Knauft
0521429315
Mar 1993
Paperback
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Review
"In the 1990s, a comparative ethnography of a region extending some 2,500 kilometers must be either very old-fashioned or postmodern. This work has the virtues of both....The result is a stimulating and useful book." Choice

Book Description
South coast New Guinea has long been a focus of ethnographic attention, with its varied cultures, its reputation for flamboyant sexual practices, and its traditions of headhunting. Dr. Knauft examines previous ethnographic material to reanalyze the region's seven major language-culture areas, covering a range of topics including sexuality, social inequality, the status of women, religion, politics and violence. Ethnographically rich and theoretically sophisticated, this book will be essential reading for all those interested in Melanesia, and...


Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea: Case Studies in Cultural Anthropology
Annette B. Weiner
0030119197
October 1987
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Book Description
This re-examination of the Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea, the people described in Malinowski?s classic ethnographic work of the early 20th century, provides a balanced view of the society from a male and female perspective, including coverage of new discoveries about the importance of woman?s work and wealth in the society.


Guinea Pig Scientists : Bold Self-Experimenters in Science and Medicine (Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 (Awards))
Mel Boring, et al
0805073167
June 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Starred Review. Grade 5 Up -Scientifically speaking, a "guinea pig" is a person who volunteers to serve as a subject in a scientific study. An easy and interesting read, this book describes 18th-century Italian scientist Lazzaro Spallanzani and his research on himself to explore digestion by swallowing food encapsulated in wooden tubes or cloth satchels and then analyzing the remains of the samples upon their exit from the intestinal tract. Gross enough to capture readers' attention, and startling enough to hold onto it, Spallanzani's story ends with a description of his discoveries and how many of his observations are still valid. Other topics describe guinea-pig scientists who tested internal body temperature in extreme heat and cold conditions, inhaled various gasses to discover one suitable for...


New Guinea
Clive Moore
0824824857
Aug 2003
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Book Description
New Guinea, the world's largest tropical island, is a land of great contrasts, ranging from small glaciers on its highest peaks to broad mangrove swamps in its lowlands and hundreds of smaller islands and coral atolls along its coasts. Divided between two nations, the island and its neighboring archipelagos form Indonesia's Papua Province (or Irian Jaya) and the independent nation of Papua New Guinea, both former European colonies. Most books on New Guinea have been guided by these and other divisions, separating east from west, prehistoric from historic, precontact from postcontact, colonial from postcolonial. This is the first work to consider New Guinea and its 40,000-year history in its entirety. The volume opens with a look at the Melanesian region--the basic physical geography and prehistoric periods of...


I Was Amelia Earhart
Jane Mendelsohn
0679776362
March 1997
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Book Review
In an evocative and imaginative novel, Amelia Earhart tells us what happened after she and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappeared off the coast of New Guinea one windy day in 1937. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Past and present, fact and fiction, first-person and third blend into a life of the celebrated aviatrix-both before and after her famed disappearance in 1937, at age 39-that unfolds with the surreal precision of a dream and that marks first novelist Mendelsohn as a writer to watch. "The sky is flesh," begins the first of the scores of discrete vignettes and reflections that make up the narrative, an apt start to a story drenched in sensuality and the pursuit of it. The Earhart limned here is materialistic, glory-seeking,...


Amilcar Cabral: Revolutionary Leadership And People's War
Patrick Chabal
1592210821
March 31, 2003
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Book Description
This book, first published in 1983 by Cambridge University Press and now issued for the first time in paperback with a new preface, tells the story of Amilcar Cabral who, as head of PAIGC, Guinea-Bissau’s nationalist movement, became one of Africa’s foremost revolutionary leaders. In less than twenty years of active political life, Cabral led Guinea-Bissau’s nationalists to the most complete political and military success ever achieved by an African political movement against a colonial power. At the time of his death in 1973, months before Guinea-Bissau became independent, his influence extended well beyond the Lusophone world and Africa. Friends and foes alike admired his political acumen and skills and saw in him a potential leader of a non-aligned movement. His writings have shown him to be a...


Mobilizing the Masses: Gender, Ethnicity, and Class in the Nationalist Movement in Guinea, 1939-1958 (Social History of Africa Series)
Elizabeth Schmidt
0325070318
April 2005
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Review
“Instead of the traditional top-down approach to nationalist anticolonial movements, this study adopts a "bottom-up" approach. Schmidt examines the role played by the Guinean branch of the Rassemblement Democratique (Democratique) Africain (RDA) in achieving independence from France, focusing on the ability of its Western-educated elites to form a broad-based ethnic, class, and gender alliance with grassroots groups (military veterans, trade unionists, peasants, and women) that had their own grievances against the French colonial state and its native collaborators (chiefs). Schmidt convincingly argues that these groups shaped the party's nationalist agenda and struggle....[a] timely contribution to the scholarship on African anticolonial nationalism. Recommended. Upper-level undergraduates and...


MacArthur Strikes Back
Harry Gailey
0891417028


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Arrow Talk
Andrew Strathern
0873386612
July 2000
Hardcover
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Memories of The East
Fridus Steijlen
9067181994
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Between 1997 and 2001 an extensive series of Dutch-language interviews was recorded with the aim of documenting "the end of the Netherlands colonial presence in Asia." These interviews concentrated on experiences in what is called "The East" from the 1930s until the early 1960s. They present a broad spectrum of material, depicting fear, anger, and courage in a turbulent historical period. But they also provide a vivid window on ordinary day-to-day life, at home and at work. The Foundation for the Oral History of Indonesia (SMGI) was established especially for this project. It organized and conducted interviews with 724 individuals, among them Dutch, Indo-Europeans, Chinese, Moluccans, Menadonese, and Javanese. A sound archive comprising 2,800 hours of recording is available for consultation at the KITLV (Royal...


History and Hunger in West Africa: Food Production and Entitlement in Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, Vol. 159
Laura Bigman
0313267464
June 1993
Hardcover
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Review
“...this book was well written and researched, and it is definitely a good resource text for students and scholars of Lucophone history and political economy.”–The International Journal of African Historical Studies

Book Description
This book analyzes the contemporary food crisis in Africa from an historical perspective, using two West African case studies. From the perspective of food production and entitlement, the volume traces the economic history of Guinea-Bissau and Cape Verde, beginning with the slave trade, through the colonial and postcolonial periods to democratization and structural adjustment. Using the theory and methodology of political economy, the study argues that the way in which African societies have been integrated into the world market diverted...


Japanese Army in World War II : "The South Pacific and New Guinea, 1942-43" (Battle Orders)
Gordon Rottman
1841768707
December 10, 2005
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Book Description
The 1941 Japanese Pacific onslaught saw the defeat of Allied forces on all fronts, with the Philippines, Netherlands East Indies, and Commonwealth possessions falling under their control. During 1942-43, the Japanese consolidated their gains and redeployed forces in an attempt to break the Southern Lifeline between America and Australia. These plans were affected by the defeat at Midway, which forced the Japanese onto the defensive. This book examines Japanese forces employed in the follow-on conquests of 1942-43, and describes how unit organization, weaponry, and equipment were found lacking in the harsh environment of the Solomon Islands and on New Guinea.

From the Publisher
Definitive guides to the actions and evolution of fighting forces, these comprehensive studies on the...


D-Days in the Pacific
Donald L. Miller
0743269292
March 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A distinguished historian who revised and updated Henry Steele Commager's History of World War II now focuses on the Pacific War. The theatre emerges as a series of amphibious landings, for which the U.S. had prepared before the war and which almost certainly shortened the war. But as the U.S. fought its way from Guadalcanal to Okinawa and prepared to invade the Japanese home islands, its troops faced skilled and tenacious resistance by the Japanese. Survivors on both sides (Americans include Eugene Sledge, William Manchester and James Jones) emphasize the brutality and the stress of the close-quarters combat that often arose from an amphibious landing. The author also emphasizes the strained relations between MacArthur and Nimitz, which led to a two-front campaign that pushed even American resources to the...


Village on the Edge: Changing Times in Papua New Guinea
Michael French Smith
0824826094
March 2002
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The Washington Times, July 27, 2003
"If you have ever been curious about the working methods of cultural anthropologists, this is the book for you."

The Independent, March 6, 2003
"Both a reflective, personal memoir and well-researched scholarly work."

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My Gun, My Brother: The World of the Papua New Guinea Colonial Police, 1920-1960 (Pacific Islands Monograph Series)
August Ibrum K. Kituai
0824817478
June 1998
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Times Enmeshed: Gender, Space, and History among the Duna of Papua New Guinea
Gabriele Sturzenhofecker
0804728992
January 1998
Hardcover
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