Strangers in the South Seas

Strangers in the South Seas

1989. Out of Time: History and Evolution in Anthropological Discourse. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Thomson, Basil. 1894a. Diversions of a Prime Minister. Edinburgh: William Blackwood. ———. 1894b. South Sea Yarns.

Author: Richard Lansdown

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824829025

Category: Travel

Page: 450

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Long before Magellan entered the Pacific in 1521 Westerners entertained ideas of undiscovered oceans, mighty continents, and paradisal islands at the far ends of the earth-such ideas would have a long life and a deep impact in both the Pacific and the West. With the discovery of Tahiti in 1767 another powerful myth was added to this collection: the noble savage. For the first time Westerners were confronted by a people who seemed happier than themselves. This revolution in the human sciences was accompanied by one in the natural sciences after Darwin's momentous visit to the Galapagos Islands. The Pacific produced other challenges for nineteenth-century researchers on race and culture, and for those intent on exporting their religions to this immense quarter of the globe. As the century wore on, the region presented opportunities and dilemmas for the imperial powers, a process was accelerated by the Pacific War between 1941 and 1945. Strangers in the South Seas recounts and illustrates this story using a wealth of primary texts. It includes generous excerpts from the work of explorers, soldiers, naturalists, anthropologists, artists, and writers--some famous, some obscure. It shows how "the Great South Sea" has been an irreplaceable "distant mirror" of the West and its intellectual obsessions since the Renaissance.
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The Statesman s Year Book

The Statesman s Year Book

Brigham (W. T.), An Index to the Islands of the Pacific Ocean. Honolulu, 1900. ... Stoddart (C. W.), Summer Cruising in the South Seas. London, 1905. Thomson (B.), South Sea Yarns. London, 1894.—The Diversions of a Prime Minister ...

Author: J. Scott-Keltie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230270459

Category: Political Science

Page: 1344

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The classic reference work that provides annually updated information on the countries of the world.
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Bulletin

Bulletin

N. Y. , 1894. 12 ° . H 2408 Terhune , Mrs. M. V. H. ( Marion Harland ) . The Royal Road . N. Y. , 1894. 12o . F 6959 Thomas , E. M. and others . Stories , Jingles and Rhymes . N. Y. , 1894. sq . 8 ° . H 2493 Thomson , B. South Sea Yarns ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433069267163

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Consists of "accessions" and "books in foreign languages".
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Bulletin of the Library Company of Philadelphia

Bulletin of the Library Company of Philadelphia

N. Y. 1894 . Uy10 , 27233 , 0 . Thomson , Basil - South sea yarns . Edin . 1874 . Ud3 , 37855 , D. THORPE , Thomas E. - Essays in historical chemistry . L. 1894 . Uzl , 59924 , 0 . TixsEAU , Léon de - In Norway , translated by Florence ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433082331632

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Historical Dictionary of Polynesia

Historical Dictionary of Polynesia

His personal accounts of his work in the Pacific were published as Diversions ofa Prime Minister (1894), South Sea Yarns (1894), and The F ijians (1908). After leaving the Pacific, he worked in London, where he died on 26 March ...

Author: Robert D. Craig

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461659389

Category: History

Page: 478

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This third edition of the Historical Dictionary of Polynesia greatly expands on the previous editions through a chronology, an introductory essay, an expansive bibliography, and over 400 cross-referenced dictionary entries on significant persons, events, places, organizations, and other aspects of Polynesian history from the earliest times to the present.
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Bulletin of the Library Company of Philadelphia

Bulletin of the Library Company of Philadelphia

Ph . 1894 . Ux5 , 59968 , O. STODDARD ) , Charles Augustus - Beyond the Rockies ; a spring journey in Cali . fornia . N. Y. 1894 . Ud13 , 59913 , 0 . ... N. Y. 1894 . Uy10 , 27233 , 0 . THOMSON , Basil -- South sea yarns . Edin . 1874 .

Author: Library Company of Philadelphia

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ISBN: UCAL:B3037684

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British Autobiographies

British Autobiographies

1894 ) ; South Sea Yarns ( 1894 ) ; Savage Island ( 1902 ) Life and travels in the Pacific ; his administrative work in Fijis ; experiences as minister in Tonga . 1114 ly career as a gunner ; emigration to Canada ; ordination ; rector ...

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Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520361249

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 390

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This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1955.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

University Library Bulletin

University Library Bulletin

Edinburgh , 1894 . XXI.70.41 ( 94. 1574 ) SIDGWICK ( Henry ) . The Methods of Ethics . ... London , 1894 . XXI.81.60 ( 94. 1576 ) RAIKES ( George Alfred ) . ... South Sea Yarns . 8vo . Edinburgh , 1894 . ( 94. 1582 ) Introduction 8vo .

Author: Cambridge University Library

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ISBN: UOM:39015067261100

Category: Library catalogs

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The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians

The Eponym Dictionary of Amphibians

He took up writing, producing South Sea Yarns (1894), The Diversions of a Prime Minister (1894), and The Indiscretions of Lady Asenath (1898). He read for the Bar in the 1890s and was admitted (1896) but did not practise, instead taking ...

Author: Bo Beolens

Publisher: Pelagic Publishing

ISBN: 9781907807442

Category: Reference

Page: 250

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New species of animal and plant are being discovered all the time. When this happens, the new species has to be given a scientific, Latin name in addition to any common, vernacular name. In either case the species may be named after a person, often the discoverer but sometimes an individual they wished to honour or perhaps were staying with at the time the discovery was made. Species names related to a person are ‘eponyms’. Many scientific names are allusive, esoteric and even humorous, so an eponym dictionary is a valuable resource for anyone, amateur or professional, who wants to decipher the meaning and glimpse the history of a species name. Sometimes a name refers not to a person but to a fictional character or mythological figure. The Forest Stubfoot Toad Atelopus farci is named after the FARC, a Colombian guerrilla army who found refuge in the toad’s habitat and thereby, it is claimed, protected it. Hoipollo's Bubble-nest Frog Pseudophilautus hoipolloi was named after the Greek for ‘the many’, but someone assumed the reference was to a Dr Hoipollo. Meanwhile, the man who has everything will never refuse an eponym: Sting's Treefrog Dendropsophus stingi is named after the rock musician, in honour of his ‘commitment and efforts to save the rainforest’. Following the success of their Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles, the authors have joined forces to give amphibians a similar treatment. They have tracked down 1,609 honoured individuals and composed for each a brief, pithy biography. In some cases these are a reminder of the courage of scientists whose dedicated research in remote locations exposed them to disease and even violent death. The eponym ensures that their memory will survive, aided by reference works such as this highly readable dictionary. Altogether 2,668 amphibians are listed.
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The Eponym Dictionary of Birds

The Eponym Dictionary of Birds

He started writing, producing South Sea Yarns (1894), The Diversions ofa Prime Minister (1894) andTheIndiscretions of LadyAsenath (1898). He read forthe Bar (1890s)and wasadmitted (1896),butdid not practice.

Author: Bo Beolens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472905741

Category: Nature

Page: 512

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Birdwatchers often come across bird names that include a person's name, either in the vernacular (English) name or latinised in the scientific nomenclature. Such names are properly called eponyms, and few people will not have been curious as to who some of these people were (or are). Names such as Darwin, Wallace, Audubon, Gould and (Gilbert) White are well known to most people. Keener birders will have yearned to see Pallas's Warbler, Hume's Owl, Swainson's Thrush, Steller's Eider or Brünnich's Guillemot. But few people today will have even heard of Albertina's Myna, Barraband's Parrot, Guerin's Helmetcrest or Savigny's Eagle Owl. This extraordinary new work lists more than 4,000 eponymous names covering 10,000 genera, species and subspecies of birds. Every taxon with an eponymous vernacular or scientific name (whether in current usage or not) is listed, followed by a concise biography of the person concerned. These entries vary in length from a few lines to several paragraphs, depending on the availability of information or the importance of the individual's legacy. The text is punctuated with intriguing or little-known facts, unearthed in the course of the authors' extensive research. Ornithologists will find this an invaluable reference, especially to sort out birds named after people with identical surnames or in situations where only a person's forenames are used. But all birders will find much of interest in this fascinating dictionary, an ebook to dip into time and time again whenever their curiosity is aroused.
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