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The Endurance : Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition
by Caroline Alexander
Hardcover from Knopf

The Road from Coorain
by Jill Ker Conway
Paperback from Vintage

Moon Handbooks New Zealand (6th Ed)
by Jane King, Andrew Hempstead
Paperback from Avalon Travel Publishing

The Songlines
by Bruce Chatwin
Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)

The Journals of Captain Cook (Penguin Classics)
by J. C. Beaglehole, Philip Edwards, James Cook, Hakluyt Society
Paperback from Penguin USA (Paper)

Shackleton's Way: Leadership Lessons from the Great Antarctic Explorer
by Margot Morrell, Stephanie Capparell, Alexandra Shackleton
Hardcover from Viking Press

Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft
by Thor Heyerdahl
Mass Market Paperback from Pocket Books

Atlantic Crossings: Social Politics in a Progressive Age
by Daniel T. Rodgers
Paperback from Harvard Univ Pr

South: A Memoir of the Endurance Voyage
by Ernest Henry Shackleton, Sir Ernest Shackleton
Paperback from Carroll & Graf

New Guinea Ceremonies
by David Gillison
When David Gillison first arrived in New Guinea in 1973, ceremonies marking birth, death, initiation, and marriage were still being conducted by the Gimi tribe as they had been for thousands of years. Today, many of the Gimi's indigenous traditions, like those depicted in Abrams' acclaimed African Ceremonies, are disappearing forever. Gillison's brilliant photographs and intimate text capture the remarkable dramas enacted during what was probably the last-ever Hau, a two-week fertility festival. Ranging from creation myths to scenarios of affairs, clan jealousies, and family strife, these playlets, ultimately forbidden by Westerners, are no longer performed. Gillison movingly preserves them here for history. The only photographic record we have of the Gimi and their unique theater rituals, the book also depicts the major effort to save the spectacular rainforest home of the Gimi, which stands as a world model for indigenous conservation.
Listed under New Guinea

International Historical Statistics,1750-2002: Africa, Asia and Oceana 1750-2002: Three Volume Set
by Brian Mitchell
Book Description: The International Historical Statistics series is the most authoritative collection of statistics available. Updated to 2002 wherever possible, it provides key economic and social indicators for all seven continents over the last 250 years, serving as an essential reference source for both hard-to-find historical data and the latest figures available, and as an indispensable tool for comparisons between countries and across time.
Hardcover from Palgrave Macmillan

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