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The Resource Transit of Venus : travels in the Pacific, Julian Evans

Transit of Venus : travels in the Pacific, Julian Evans

Label
Transit of Venus : travels in the Pacific
Title
Transit of Venus
Title remainder
travels in the Pacific
Statement of responsibility
Julian Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"First published in Great Britain by Martin Secker & Warburg Ltd in 1992"--Title page verso.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Julian
Dewey number
919.604
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
DU23.5
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evans, Julian
  • Travel writing
  • Oceania
  • Travel & holiday
  • Australasia, Oceania & other land areas
  • Islands of the Pacific
  • Travel and Tourism
Summary expansion
The Pacific Ocean calls to mind a world of fabulous kingdoms and noble savages, guilt free sex and gin-clear lagoons, and a perfect idleness fed by lush fruits and fish-rich seas. Ever since Captain Cook first went to Tahiti in 1769 to observe the transit of Venus across the sun, this dream of the Pacific has not lost its force. - - But Julian Evans's journey through the island archipelagos of the Great Ocean was also informed by a quest into our more modern myths - such as Peacekeeper missiles and nuclear bombs being tested by the US Army. - - With humour and vivid imagery, honesty and a wickedly sardonic wit, Evans uncovers the reality of these two Pacific dreams: a brave new ocean where the islanders have money and booze, military coups and cold-war politics, atomic explosions and rising sea levels, but where, in the remotest atolls, beyond all our modernity and rationality, the old dream of islands continues to assert itself. -
Label
Transit of Venus : travels in the Pacific, Julian Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Previous edition: London: Martin Secker & Warburg, 1992
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023117268
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • New edition /
  • with a preface by Norman Lewis.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781780600536
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)
Label
Transit of Venus : travels in the Pacific, Julian Evans
Publication
Note
Previous edition: London: Martin Secker & Warburg, 1992
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023117268
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • New edition /
  • with a preface by Norman Lewis.
Extent
273 pages
Isbn
9781780600536
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
maps (black and white)

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