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Oceania: The Native Cultures of Australia and the Pacific Islands

Oliver, Douglas L

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ISBN 10: 0824810198 / ISBN 13: 9780824810191
Published by University of Hawaii Press, 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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0824810198 Very good. Cloth 8vo. In his preface the author writes that he undertook this extremely large survey of pre-colonial indigenous Pacific cultures partly to update his earlier work The Pacific Islands, and partly in response to all the nonsense being disseminated about an alleged 'THE Pacific Way'. 2 vol, 1275pp. Index, biblio. Maps, b/w illustrations. > Language: English | > Size: 8vo | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Bookseller Inventory # CORV-BBP-10881

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Title: Oceania: The Native Cultures of Australia ...

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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For nearly four decades, Oliver's The Pacific Islands has been the standard summary work on the people and cultures of the Pacific. It has at last been superseded--by Oliver himself. This new, generously illustrated two-volume set organizes a wealth of ethnographic material on the native people of Polynesia, Micronesia, Melanesia, and Australia, and weaves it together with clear prose that is at once scholarly and relaxed. The first volume covers subsistence, housing, boats, warfare, sex, and exchange, among other topics; the second provides numerous case studies of social relations. The project's vast scope has led to some unfortunate errors in the spelling of local terms and in the bibliography, but this work is nonetheless now the standard reference on the Pacific islands' people.
- Glenn Petersen, Baruch Coll., CUNY
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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