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Pacific Nations and Territories 4th Edition

Pacific Nations and Territories 4th Edition

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About Pacific Nations and Territories

This text takes a detailed approach to covering the migration and settling patterns in Oceania, while highlighting key systems of governance and interdependence between nations and territories. The content details the geographical and human characteristics that have made the Pacific region what it is today with special emphasis given to: migration/origins, human environment, Pacific and global economies, impacts of WWII, nuclear testing, militarization, contemporary migration, and climate change.

Pacific Nations and Territories is written at a post-secondary (high school) reading level. Covering the same content areas as Pacific Neighbors, this book includes attractive color photographs, diagrams, charts, and maps that bring the material to life.

Also included in the 4th edition is a new chapter on New Zealand and sidebars that introduce topics of contemporary interest.

Content revisions:

> Comprehensively revised

> Easy to read

> New vivid color maps and photographs

> New charts illustrations and diagrams

> Pacific-centered point of viewWritten for secondary-level students

> Includes contributions from a team of writers from the region

SPECS:

208 pp, 8.5” x 10”

color, hardcover, reinforced binding

SKU: 9781573062466



Table of Contents

Part 1: THE PACIFIC OCEAN AND OCEANIA 

Unit 1: Basic Pacific Geology and Geography

Chapter 1 - The Pacific Ocean

Chapter 2 - The Islands of Oceania

Chapter 3 - Tropical Pacific Weather and Climate

Unit 2: Peopling of the Pacific

Chapter 4 - Migration

Chapter 5 - Navigation and the Canoe

Chapter 6 - Life on the Islands Long Ago

Unit 3 Exploration, Conflict, and Trade in the Pacific

Chapter 7 - Explorers

Chapter 8 - People Who Came to the Islands

Chapter 9 - Western Colonies

Chapter 10 - World War Two and Post-War Changes

PART 2: THE ISLANDS

Unit 4: Micronesia

Chapter 11 - Guam

Chapter 12 - Northern Marianas

Chapter 13 - Palau

Chapter 14 - Marshall Islands

Chapter 15 - Federated States of Micronesia

Chapter 16 - Nauru

Chapter 17 - Kiribati

Unit 5: Melanesia

Chapter 18 - Papua New Guinea

Chapter 19 - Solomon Islands

Chapter 20 - Vanuatu

Chapter 21 - New Caledonia

Chapter 22 - Fiji

Unit 6: Polynesia

Chapter 23 - American Samoa

Chapter 24 - Samoa

Chapter 25 - Tuvalu

Chapter 26 - Tokelau

Chapter 27 - Niue

Chapter 28 - Cook Islands

Chapter 29 - Tonga

Chapter 30 - Pitcairn

Chapter 31 - Norfolk

Chapter 32 - Wallis and Futuna

Chapter 33 - French Polynesia

Chapter 34 - Rapa Nui

Chapter 35 - Hawai’i

Chapter 36 - New Zealand

HCSSS Requirements for this Text