The Pacific Islands

An Encyclopedia

The Pacific Islands

An encyclopaedia of information on major aspects of Pacific life, including the physical environment, peoples, history, politics, economy, society and culture. The CD-ROM contains hyperlinks between section titles and sections, a library of all the maps in the encyclopaedia, and a photo library.

Hoffnungsinseln - Islands of Hope

Hoffnungsinseln - Islands of Hope

Inspiriert vom Geschehen in der Natur, von menschlicher Begegnung und von Märchenerzählungen machen diese Gedichte (überwiegend in Deutsch, teils in Englisch) Mut, das Herz offen zu halten und dem Leben zu vertrauen.

Encyclopedia of Islands

Encyclopedia of Islands

"An exceptionally concise and well-organized compilation of lucid accounts of the historical background and current research into all aspects of island science. Anyone with a serious interest in islands needs this tome close at hand."--Alex McBirney, author of "Volcanology and Igneous Petrology" "Scientific research on islands has greatly expanded our knowledge not only of insular biology, but also of the ecological and evolutionary processes that shape biodiversity throughout the world. This beautifully illustrated volume is a comprehensive compendium of all topics related to islands and the science conducted on them. It will be an invaluable resource not only to ecologists and evolutionary biologists, but also to anthropologists, historians, geologists, conservationists, and anyone else interested in the wonderful diversity of islands and their inhabitants."--Jonathan Losos, author of "Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree: Ecology and Adaptive Radiation of Anoles" ""Encyclopedia of Islands "is an excellent reference guide. I wish I'd had it onboard my vessel, the "Sorcerer II, " during our circumnavigation."--J. Craig Venter, President, J. Craig Venter Institute, and former Founder and Chair, The Institute for Genomic Research

Vaiti of the Islands

Vaiti of the Islands


Andaman and Nicobar Islands

A Geo-political and Strategic Perspective

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

This book critically examines the relevance of the geographical location of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands near to Malacca strait gives ample scope for free port, transshipment port, ship repair base and offshore bunkering facility for International Sea Lanes (ISLs). To create potentially a very strong maritime power and felicitator in the region and to eliminate the sea piracy, drug trafficking and gunrunners in the region, the Andaman and Nicobar Command (ANC) formed recently, playing decisive role and promoting cooperation among littoral countries of Bay of Bengal. The Geo-politics and strategic studies remain relevant in the changing world scenario, irrespective of the fact whether there is war or peace. The Geo-politics will remain relevant as long as there is multi-state system, which includes weak as well as powerful states. There is increasing fragmentation and marginalisation of the countries of the south Asia in the Asian power structure. There is an imperative need to safeguard the energy interests and voicing the concerns of the India in the era of globalization particularly the presence of Sea Tigers, pirates, smugglers, gunrunners and Muslim fundamentalist in the region and posing threat to India’s sovereignty. India has embarked on a period of radical changes in its economic policies. In this context this volume will be useful for the strategic analysts and foreign policy planners for securing better tomorrow in the context of ``Look East'' policy. Indeed the islands have possessed enormous geo-political and strategic importance due to close proximity with ASEAN and BIMSTEC countries. This volume is a significant contribution to the existing literature on geo-politics and strategic studies.

The Samoa Islands

An Outline of a Monograph With Particular Consideration of German Samoa : Constitution, Pedigrees and Traditions With 3 Plates, 4 Maps and 44 Illustra

The Samoa Islands

Augustin Kramer's account of his sojourn in the Samoa Islands from 1897 to 1899. Of particular importance to Samoans are the original documents containing ceremonial greetings and genealogical pedigrees. All Samoan language texts have been retained in this edition.

Islands and the Modernists

The Allure of Isolation in Art, Literature and Science

Islands and the Modernists

"The text explores the extent to which islands inspired radical thinkers Charles Darwin, Paul Gauguin, John Millington Synge, D.H. Lawrence and Margaret Mead to perform innovative work. Each used islands differently, but similar phenomena affected their c

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Development Report

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Development Report

Providing independent, quality reference documents, this report highlights issues related to the development priorities of the islands and looks to the future in areas such as health, education, tribal development, environment, agriculture, ports, and shipping and air connectivity. The analysis also suggests a long-term plan to restore the livelihoods adversely affected by the Tsunami in December 2004, and it serves as a useful reference to stimulate informed debate on the policy issues faced by the Union Territory.

The Cayman Islands

Natural History and Biogeography

The Cayman Islands

In the course of the last century, a considerable amount of scientific work has been carried out in the Cayman Islands. The results of this (outlined in Chapter 1) are widely distributed in unpublished reports, university theses, various scientific publications and books, many of these sources being difficult to find and some now unobtainable.