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Atlas of the Pacific Islands (review)

Atlas of the Pacific Islands (review) 196 the contemporary pacific • 18:1 (2006) ment so critical to an understanding Atlas of the Pacific Islands, by Max of regional volcanism, earthquakes, Quanchi. Milton, Queensland: John and general geological process. This Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd; Hono- plate tectonic information is, how- lulu: Bess Press, 2003. isbn 1-57306- ever, conveyed elsewhere in the text 154-9; iv + 156 pages, maps, gazetteer. as part of a much smaller, unrelated us$24.95. sidebar. Both the World and Pacific sections Although this atlas has been expressly of the atlas are peppered with a total designed for those who “live and of twenty-seven useful “case study” study in the Pacific region,” the title sidebars grouped under three major of this well-illustrated volume is themes: the physical world, the human something of a misnomer. It is rather world, and conservation and manage- a secondary-school-level world atlas ment. Examples of Pacific Island case with a substantial focus (about 40 studies include the Rock Islands of percent of the 156-page text) on the Palau, the geologic evolution of Pacific Pacific Islands region, including islands, impacts of the Bikini nuclear Australia. The Pacific Islands and testing, and tourism in Vanuatu. comprehensive World sections are Strangely, a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

Atlas of the Pacific Islands (review)

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 18 (1) – Dec 6, 2005

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2006 University of Hawai'i Press.
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1527-9464

Abstract

196 the contemporary pacific • 18:1 (2006) ment so critical to an understanding Atlas of the Pacific Islands, by Max of regional volcanism, earthquakes, Quanchi. Milton, Queensland: John and general geological process. This Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd; Hono- plate tectonic information is, how- lulu: Bess Press, 2003. isbn 1-57306- ever, conveyed elsewhere in the text 154-9; iv + 156 pages, maps, gazetteer. as part of a much smaller, unrelated us$24.95. sidebar. Both the World and Pacific sections Although this atlas has been expressly of the atlas are peppered with a total designed for those who “live and of twenty-seven useful “case study” study in the Pacific region,” the title sidebars grouped under three major of this well-illustrated volume is themes: the physical world, the human something of a misnomer. It is rather world, and conservation and manage- a secondary-school-level world atlas ment. Examples of Pacific Island case with a substantial focus (about 40 studies include the Rock Islands of percent of the 156-page text) on the Palau, the geologic evolution of Pacific Pacific Islands region, including islands, impacts of the Bikini nuclear Australia. The Pacific Islands and testing, and tourism in Vanuatu. comprehensive World sections are Strangely, a

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Published: Dec 6, 2005

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