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    Defining the Pacific: Opportunities and Constraints (The Pacific World: Lands, Peoples and History of the Pacific, 1500-1900, 1) (Hardback) Edited by Paul W. Blank, Edited by Fred Spier

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    DescriptionThis volume lays the physical and conceptual groundwork for the "Pacific World" series, exploring both the constraints imposed and the opportunities offered to humanity by the physical environment of the Pacific region. Organized from the perspectives of "Big History" and macro-geography, the volume presents a series of major studies and surveys by authors from a range of disciplines. Opening with perspectives on the ocean, the purview expands to include geology, oceanography, climatology and biogeography. In closing, the volume examines questions of human settlement, diffusion, and trans-Pacific contacts.

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    Defining the Pacific
    Opportunities and Constraints
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Paul W. Blank, Edited by Fred Spier
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    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 250 mm
    Height: 170 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 816 g
    ISBN 13: 9780754606475
    ISBN 10: 0754606473

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    Illustrations note
    10 b&w illustrations, index
    Ashgate Publishing Group
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    01 December 2002
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    Table of contents
    Perspectives on the Pacific: Sea and ocean basins as frameworks of historical analysis, Jerry H. Bentley; The Pacific as an artefact, O.H.K. Spate; The other one-third of the globe, Ben Finney; Geographic setting of the Pacific, Otis W. Freeman. Geology, geophysics, and the evolution of the Pacific Basin: Development of the circum-Pacific Panthalassic Ocean during the early paleozoic, Christopher Scotese; Reconstructions of the circum-Pacific region, D.B. Rowley; Terrain analysis - a circum-Pacific overview, David G. Howell and David L. Jones; Linear volcanic chains on the Pacific plate, Everett D. Jackson; Some remarks on the occurrence of Tsunamigenic earthquakes around the Pacific, Kumizi Iida. Oceanography, climatology, biogeography: Oceanography, Lynn D. Talley, Gerard J. Fryer and Rick Lumpkin; Historical and prehistorical overview of El Ni o/Southern Oscillation, David B. Enfield; Paleogeographic conclusions in light of biological data, J. Wyatt Durham; Biogeographic mosaics in the Pacific, Jared Diamond. human settlement, diffusion, and early trans-Pacific contacts: The peopling of the Pacific, Peter S. Bellwood; Routes - alternative migration corridors for early man in North America, Knut R. Fladmark; Linguistic evidence in support of the coastal route of earliest entry into the New World, Ruth Gruhn; Movement of people and ideas across the Pacific, George F. Carter.