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Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion and Seychelles
Jan Dodd
1740593014
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Chill out on the beaches of Rodrigues, clamber up smouldering Piton de la Fournaise, dive the crystal-clear waters of Beau Vallon, indulge in a Creole seafood extravaganza - discover your own Indian Ocean paradise with Lonely Planet. Whether you want to laze in the sun or savour the island ambience, this comprehensive guide is your essential companion. • TAKE THE PLUNGE - diving and snorkelling special section gives you the when, where and how of the best dive sites • BE INSPIRED - new highlights, itineraries and planning sections help you plot your path • CONNECT WITH CULTURE with our discussion of the distinctive and vibrant island way of life • WALK THE WALK - in-depth coverage of Reunion's hiking trails will have you exploring forests, mountains or a spectacular volcano • STAY IN...


The Dodo and Mauritius Island
Harri Kallio
1904587135
Jan 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description

A wonderful and original tribute to the curious, comical Dodo and the beautiful island of Mauritius. Award-winning Finnish photographer Harri Kallio creates the illusion that these fascinating creatures are alive and abundant, living as they once did in their own unspoiled haven, the island of Mauritius. Accompanied by a thorough history of this extraordinary bird, including eyewitness accounts and pictorial sources, the book was the winner of the 2004 European Publishers' Award for Photography.

About the Author
Harri Kallio was born in Finland in 1970 and holds an MFA and a BFA from the University of Art and Design, Helsinki. He is the recipient of the BFF Promotion Award 2003, the 2002 and 2003 Finnish Cultural Foundation Grants and the 2000 and 2004 Finnish Art Council...



The Mauritius Command
Patrick O'Brian
039330762X
May 1991
Paperback
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Book Review
Ashore without a command--and on half-pay to boot--Jack Aubrey's prayers are answered when Stephen Maturin shows up with a secret mission for him. The two men have been ordered to the Cape of Good Hope. There they hope to dislodge the French garrisons on the islands of Mauritius and La Reunion. Alas, two of their own colleagues--a dilettante and a martinet--prove to be nearly as great an obstacle as the French themselves.

Book Review Audiobook Review
Sounding every bit the proper English gentleman, narrator Tim Pigott-Smith gives a delightfully entertaining, yet appropriately restrained performance in this rollicking addition to the popular Aubrey/Maturin series. Blending historical fact with fiction, author Patrick O'Brian has crafted another captivating saga based on obscure events...


The Mauritius Command
Patrick O'Brian
0786184590
Aug 2004
Audio Cassette - Unabridged
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Book Review
Ashore without a command--and on half-pay to boot--Jack Aubrey's prayers are answered when Stephen Maturin shows up with a secret mission for him. The two men have been ordered to the Cape of Good Hope. There they hope to dislodge the French garrisons on the islands of Mauritius and La Reunion. Alas, two of their own colleagues--a dilettante and a martinet--prove to be nearly as great an obstacle as the French themselves.

Book Review Audiobook Review
Sounding every bit the proper English gentleman, narrator Tim Pigott-Smith gives a delightfully entertaining, yet appropriately restrained performance in this rollicking addition to the popular Aubrey/Maturin series. Blending historical fact with fiction, author Patrick O'Brian has crafted another captivating saga based on obscure events...


The Mauritius Command
Patrick O'Brian
0393037045
November 1994
Hardcover
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Book Review
Ashore without a command--and on half-pay to boot--Jack Aubrey's prayers are answered when Stephen Maturin shows up with a secret mission for him. The two men have been ordered to the Cape of Good Hope. There they hope to dislodge the French garrisons on the islands of Mauritius and La Reunion. Alas, two of their own colleagues--a dilettante and a martinet--prove to be nearly as great an obstacle as the French themselves.

Book Review Audiobook Review
Sounding every bit the proper English gentleman, narrator Tim Pigott-Smith gives a delightfully entertaining, yet appropriately restrained performance in this rollicking addition to the popular Aubrey/Maturin series. Blending historical fact with fiction, author Patrick O'Brian has crafted another captivating saga based on obscure events...


Globetrotter Mauritius Travel Pack
Martine Maurel
1843308398
April 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Globetrotter Travel Pack Mauritius is packed with useful information, tips and recommendations, accompanied by color photographs, charts and maps for the first time traveler who wants to experience the major highlights on offer. This travel book surpasses other guides in that it incorporates essential information in an easy to carry and easy to read format that is attractive and useful at the same time. It provides a visitor with an invaluable introduction by concisely highlighting the 'must see' areas in a practical and user-friendly format. All the essential information you need to get around is compacted into a useful 'At a glance' section found at the end of each chapter. The fold out map is ideal for tourists and visitors.


The Mauritian Economy
Rajen Dabee
0333699653
Oct 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
This book arises from a collaboration between the University of Mauritus and the University of Nottingham. It includes detailed analysis of the main aspects of the Mauritian Economy including microeconomic topics, macroeconomic policy questions and external trade and international issues.


Common Denominators: Ethnicity, Nation-Building and Compromise in Mauritius
Thomas Hylland Eriksen
1859739547
July 1998
Hardcover
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Review
'An excellent introduction to the ethnography of Mauritius...offering much to those requiring a "hands on" introduction to ethnicity and identity and should further stimulate the sociological community towards pursuing research in similar locations.' --Anthropos

'This book will be an essential resource for scholars interested in Mauritian society; it should also find a wider audience among those concerned with the nature of ethnic identities.' --Ethnic and Racial Studies

'Eriksen brings a better understanding of how religion, gender, language, race, national political system, state bureaucracy, ethnicity and division of labour determine the parameters of individuals in Mauritian society and other dimensions of Mauritian life.' --Nations and Nationalism


The Mauritius Command (Aubrey-Maturin (Audio))
Patrick O'Brian, Simon Vance (Narrator)
0786183853
August 2004
Audio CD
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War and Empire in Mauritius and the Indian Ocean
Ashley Jackson
0333968409
Nov 2001
Hardcover
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Book Description
By examining Mauritius and the Indian Ocean, this synthesis of imperial and naval/military history reveals the depths of colonial involvement in the Second World War and the role of colonies in British strategic planning from the 18th century. In the century of total war, the British Empire was fully mobilized. The author looks at how the Mauritian home front became regimented, troops were recruited for service overseas, the Eastern fleet guarded the Indian Ocean, and Mauritius became a base for SOE operations and intelligence-gathering for Bletchley.


Convicts in the Indian Ocean : Transportation from South Asia to Mauritius, 1815-53
Clare Anderson
0312227892
May 5, 2000
Hardcover
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International History Review
A stylishly written and persuasive addition to historical knowledge...

Review
Patricia Kennedy International Journal of Maritime History : Overall, the work is concise, coherent and cogent...

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Insight Guide Mauritius and Seychelles
Emily Hatchwell
0887293611
July 2000
Paperback
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Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius
Richard B. Allen
052164125X
October 1999
Hardcover
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Review
"Presents a history of slaves, freedmen, and indentured laborers in colonial Mauritius, exploring the role these populations played in shaping the Mauritian experience." Journal of Economic Literature

"This is an excellent book and a genuine contribution to the history of slavery, sugar, and the European tropical economies." International Journal of African Historical Studies

"It is an important book, and one that deserves wide readership by all those engaged in the study and research of plantation economies and the nature and impact of labor migration within the British Empire. Clare Anderson, Historian

"meticulous study of labor, capital and social relations, ...Admirably interdisciplinary in scope...Allen has established an irrevocable milestone for the study of colonial economic and plantation societies" Amer...



Lonely Planet Mauritius, Reunion & Seychelles
Joseph Bindloss, et al
0864427484
February 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Searching for a tropical island paradise, rich in culture, unashamedly friendly and proudly unique? Mauritius, Réunion and Seychelles have it all. Whether you want to laze on a secluded beach, trek through cirques and volcanoes or snorkel in a peaceful lagoon, this guidebook points the way. 45 detailed maps, including Réunion hiking maps special section on diving and snorkeling in the Indian Ocean accommodation options, including mountain gîtes and beach resorts, for every budget comprehensive information on local cultures, architecture and cuisine handy phrases in French and Creole


Creating the Creole Island : Slavery in Eighteenth-Century Mauritius
Megan Vaughan
0822333996

Paperback
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Book Description
The island of Mauritius lies in the middle of the Indian Ocean, about 550 miles east of Madagascar. Uninhabited until the arrival of colonists in the late sixteenth century, Mauritius was subsequently populated by many different peoples as successive waves of colonizers and slaves arrived at its shores. The French ruled the island from the early eighteenth century until the early nineteenth. Throughout the 1700s, ships brought men and women from France to build the colonial population and from Africa and India as slaves. In Creating the Creole Island, the distinguished historian Megan Vaughan traces the complex and contradictory social relations that developed on Mauritius under French colonial rule, paying particular attention to questions of subjectivity and agency. Combining archival research with an engaging...


Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius
Richard B. Allen
0521027829
March 2006
Paperback
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Review
"Presents a history of slaves, freedmen, and indentured laborers in colonial Mauritius, exploring the role these populations played in shaping the Mauritian experience." Journal of Economic Literature

"This is an excellent book and a genuine contribution to the history of slavery, sugar, and the European tropical economies." International Journal of African Historical Studies

"It is an important book, and one that deserves wide readership by all those engaged in the study and research of plantation economies and the nature and impact of labor migration within the British Empire. Clare Anderson, Historian

"meticulous study of labor, capital and social relations, ...Admirably interdisciplinary in scope...Allen has established an irrevocable milestone for the study of colonial economic and plantation societies" Amer...



SME Exports and Public Policies in Mauritius, Vol. 1
Ganeshan Wignaraja
0850926203
January 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This is a study of small firm restructuring in Africa's most successful export-oriented economy. It contains: a framework for analyzing small firm exports and policies, an analysis of small firm export performance, an examination of the impact of liberalization policies and support institutions on small firm exporting and a strategy for developing small firm exports from Mauritius.


The Dive Sites of Mauritius
Alan Mountain
0844248592
January 11, 1997
Paperback
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Economic and Social Structure of Mauritius

0714612332


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Paul & Virginia
Jacques-Henri Bernardin de Saint-Pierre
0720612314
June 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Naturalist Bernardin de Saint-Pierre (1737–1814), a disciple of Rousseau, led a hardscrabble life until he published his one novel, Paul et Virginie, in 1788. The book catapulted him into wealth and fame, speeding through dozens of editions on its way to touchstone status for 19th-century lovers of sentimental tales—Flaubert used it as the exemplum of the pulp fiction that cheapened Madame Bovary's young mind. The plot (which also inspired Blue Lagoon) is this: Paul's mother and Virginie's mother, unmarried pregnant strangers when they meet on the tropical French outpost of Mauritius, become bosom friends in adversity. When their children are born, they and their two slaves (who conveniently marry each other), start up a farm on the island. The children are handsome, illiterate, casual about nudity,...


Mauritius
Sanjaya Lall
0850925347
November 1998
Paperback
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Book Description
This paper analyzes the attempt by Mauritius to copy the export success of the East Asia " Tiger Economies" by adapting outward-oriented trade and investment strategies. It reviews Mauritius' competitive strengths and weaknesses at the National and enterprise level : its policies for trade, industry, foreign investment, industrial technology, human capital and EPZ infrastructure; and provides a detailed strategy for sustaining future export competitiveness.

About the Author
Sanjaya Lall was Professor of Development Economics at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Green College. He consulted for many international organizations, advised many governments, and worked with the Ford Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation on issues of competitiveness, innovation and...


Michelin NEOS Guide Reunion Mauritius Seychelles, 1e (NEOS Guide)
Michelin Travel Publications (Editor)
2068553015
March 1, 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
Discover the breathtaking scenery of Reunion, the Hindu festivals of Mauritius, the colorful markets of Rodrigues, the rare birds and deserted beaches of the Seychelles...Although each of these islands possesses its own special character, they all share the Creole culture which has developed over the past three hundred years. Located off the coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean, today they form a melting pot of peoples, languages and religions originating in Africa, Asia, and Europe. Crystal-clear lagoons, lush vegetation, HIndu temples, warm-hearted people...a journey of discovery made possible by our detailed touring programs and 26 maps and towns plans. And thanks to extensive practical information chapters you will be able to choose a quiet bed and brreakfast, or alternatively go for more luxurious accommodation,...

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