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Science of the Pacific Island Peoples is a series of four volumes which contains a unique collection of traditional scientific and technical knowledge from the Pacific Islands. Traditional knowledge, based on accumulated experience or continuous usage, is usually passsed from one generation to the next by work of mouth and demonstration. Having had little attention from the media, education ministries, or development agencies, traditional knowledge is in danger of being forgotten. These books attempt to record some aspects of traditional knowledge before they are lost.
This, the first, volume on Ocean and Coastal Studies contains an overview of science of Pacific Island peoples, recommendations for preserving and teaching traditional knowledge, and chapters on fisheries development planning in Vanuatu, fishing on Yap, L\linguistics and central Pacific sailing technology, Roviana women and fishing, marine resource management, environmental planning, marine management in Yap, survival and sustainability in Kiribati, marine conservationin Tokelau, and Pacific navigation and Western science.
The other volumes in the series are Land Use and Agriculture (Volume 2); Fauna, Flora, Food and Medicine (Volume 3); and Education, Language, Patterns, and Policy (Volume 4).
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Book Description Institute of Pacific Studies, 1994. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P119820201047