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The Resource The rising tide : among the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean, Tom Bamforth

The rising tide : among the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean, Tom Bamforth

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The rising tide : among the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean
Title
The rising tide
Title remainder
among the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean
Statement of responsibility
Tom Bamforth
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Language
eng
Summary
Vanuatu. The Cook Islands. Fiji. The names evoke white-sand beaches, swaying palms and lazy holidays. But in reality, these idyllic places are tropical maelstroms of global realpolitik, caught between the world's superpowers, former colonial masters and tin-pot despots. Collectively the Pacific nations, which form one third of the globe's surface area, are one of the most strategically important regions in the world - for military might, for energy security and geopolitical borders. Even more importantly, these nations are at the frontline of climate change, as rising sea levels, salinity, cyclones and pollution put their very existence at stake. Using his extensive personal experience in the Pacific, Tom Bamforth shows us the people of the islands, their cultures and how they live in these remote and increasingly challenging places. From uprisings in New Caledonia to tsunamis in Tonga, this is a book about interaction, race, colonisation, climate change, nuclear testing, resistance, cultural preservation, urban life, the tastiness of well roasted pig, and the pleasures of canoeing at dusk. It is sometimes said that the Pacific is to the contemporary world what the Mediterranean was to the ancients and what the Atlantic was to the twentieth century. The Rising Tide, then, is a journey into the ocean of the future. With humour and insight, Tom Bamforth presents both an insider's and an outsider's view of life in the Pacific, rendered in vivid detail and colour. Gripping and beautifully written, The Rising Tide masterfully weaves the stories of people at the forefront of global change around a broader narrative of political mismanagement, culture, diplomacy and identity
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10778622
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AU@
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Bamforth, Tom
Dewey number
990
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Bamforth, Tom
  • Climatic changes
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Humanitarian assistance, Australian
  • Sea level
  • Coral reefs and islands
  • Islands
  • Pacific Area
  • Pacific Area
  • Pacific Area
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among the island and atolls of the Pacific Ocean
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The rising tide : among the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean, Tom Bamforth
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Includes bibliographical references
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Contents
Prologue : island song. Tuvalu by motor scooter -- pt. 1. Empire of the elements: cyclones, tsunamis and the spaces in between. The green men of Vanuatu; Fiji: two capitals and a cyclone; Frizzled merriment in the tropic sun; Tonga: a kingdom of tsunamis and self-improvement -- pt. 2. Empire of the sea: post-colonial encounters. The united states of Palau; New Caledonia and the memory of rebellion; Marshall Islands: bombs, bases and the encroaching sea; Ebeye: a tale of two atolls; Majuro and the legacy of nuclear testing -- pt. 3. The once and future ocean. Leaving the Cooks: decline of an outer island; Port Moresby revisited; Solomon Islands: good boy, can count; Bougainville: an island destiny; Kiribati and the curse of the giant clam -- Epilogue: canoes against the current - past and present in a future ocean. Among the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean
Control code
000065040560
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781743793077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 7897072
  • (OCoLC)1088426112
Label
The rising tide : among the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean, Tom Bamforth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : island song. Tuvalu by motor scooter -- pt. 1. Empire of the elements: cyclones, tsunamis and the spaces in between. The green men of Vanuatu; Fiji: two capitals and a cyclone; Frizzled merriment in the tropic sun; Tonga: a kingdom of tsunamis and self-improvement -- pt. 2. Empire of the sea: post-colonial encounters. The united states of Palau; New Caledonia and the memory of rebellion; Marshall Islands: bombs, bases and the encroaching sea; Ebeye: a tale of two atolls; Majuro and the legacy of nuclear testing -- pt. 3. The once and future ocean. Leaving the Cooks: decline of an outer island; Port Moresby revisited; Solomon Islands: good boy, can count; Bougainville: an island destiny; Kiribati and the curse of the giant clam -- Epilogue: canoes against the current - past and present in a future ocean. Among the islands and atolls of the Pacific Ocean
Control code
000065040560
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9781743793077
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 7897072
  • (OCoLC)1088426112

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