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1. Martinday-Hubbell Law Directory
2. The Fortunate Islands a Pacific
3. Micronesia: Decolonisation and
4. Trust Territory of the Pacific
6. Cold War Frontiers in the Asia-Pacific:
7. Territories of Difference: Place,
8. Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific
9. The Last Wild Edge: One Woman's
10. Roamin\' Wyomin\': Circlin\' Great
11. Nature of Gold
12. A Land Gone Lonesome
13. Oregon 1859: A Snapshot in Time

1. Martinday-Hubbell Law Directory (1986, Volume 5, Lawyers: Ohio-Texas (US Pacific and Other Territories))
by Inc. Martinday-Hubbell
 Hardcover: 4749 Pages (1986)

Asin: B001HDLXO6
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2. The Fortunate Islands a Pacific Interlude An Account of the Pleasant Lands and People of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific
by KARIG (Walter)
 Hardcover: Pages (1948-01-01)

Asin: B001XZREPK
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3. Micronesia: Decolonisation and US military interests in the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (PRC monograph)
by Gary Smith
 Unknown Binding: 131 Pages (1991)

Isbn: 0731512235
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4. Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands: Annual Report to the United Nations (1970)
by Us Department Of State
 Paperback: Pages (1970-01-01)

Asin: B003X68M1W
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 Kindle Edition: Pages (2009-04-22)
list price: US$1.00
Asin: B0027CSKEW
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The following selections from observations and experiences during a
residence of sixteen years on the Pacific Coast, while they do not claim
to describe fully that portion of the country, nor to give any account
of its great natural wealth and resources, yet indicate something of its
characteristic features and attractions, more especially those of the
Puget Sound region.

This remote corner of our territory, hitherto almost unknown to the
country at large, is rapidly coming into prominence, and is now made
easy of access by the completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad. The
vast inland sea, popularly known as Puget Sound, ramifying in various
directions, the wide-spreading and majestic forests, the ranges of
snow-capped mountains on either side, the mild and equable climate, and
the diversified resources of this favored region, excite the
astonishment and admiration of all beholders. To the lovers of the grand
and beautiful, unmarred as yet by any human interference, who appreciate
the freedom from conventionalities which pertain to longer-settled
portions of the globe, it presents an endless field for observation and
enjoyment. There is already a steady stream of emigration to this new
"land of promise," and every thing seems to indicate for it a vigorous
growth and development, and a brilliant and substantial future.

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6. Cold War Frontiers in the Asia-Pacific: Divided Territories in the San Francisco System
by Kimie Hara
Kindle Edition: 254 Pages (2009-03-21)
list price: US$120.00
Asin: B002132RGE
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7. Territories of Difference: Place, Movements, Life, <I>Redes</I>
by Arturo Escobar
Kindle Edition: 456 Pages (2008-10-31)
list price: US$24.95
Asin: B003DYZWJE
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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In Territories of Difference, Arturo Escobar, author of the widely debated book Encountering Development, analyzes the politics of difference enacted by specific place-based ethnic and environmental movements in the context of neoliberal globalization. His analysis is based on his many years of engagement with a group of Afro-Colombian activists of Colombia's Pacific rainforest region, the Proceso de Comunidades Negras (PCN). Escobar offers a detailed ethnographic account of PCN's visions, strategies, and practices, and he chronicles and analyzes the movement's struggles for autonomy, territory, justice, and cultural recognition. Yet he also does much more. Consistently emphasizing the value of local activist knowledge for both understanding and social action and drawing on multiple strands of critical scholarship, Escobar proposes new ways for scholars and activists to examine and apprehend the momentous, complex processes engulfing regions such as the Colombian Pacific today.

Escobar illuminates many interrelated dynamics, including the Colombian government's policies of development and pluralism that created conditions for the emergence of black and indigenous social movements and those movements' efforts to steer the region in particular directions. He examines attempts by capitalists to appropriate the rainforest and extract resources, by developers to set the region on the path of modernist progress, and by biologists and others to defend this incredibly rich biodiversity "hot-spot" from the most predatory activities of capitalists and developers. He also looks at the attempts of academics, activists, and intellectuals to understand all of these complicated processes. Territories of Difference is Escobar's effort to think with Afro-Colombian intellectual-activists who aim to move beyond the limits of Eurocentric paradigms as they confront the ravages of neoliberal globalization and seek to defend their place-based cultures and territories. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A magisterial intregration
This is a complex book and takes on the intersection of development conservation history, social movements and political narrative in oneof the most difficult places to work, Colombia. It is one of those books that really rewards a careful reading and re-reading. But most importantly it illuminates a huge dynamic of development that is rooted in social movements that is having extraordinary impact in Latin America, and integrates it with globalization andthe politics of nature.
Its very clearly written but the topic isdemanding. Students can really see what political ecology is about in this amazing volume.
If you want to understand how the tropical future will work, this is the book to read.
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8. Northern Territories, Asia-Pacific Regional Conflicts and the ?land Experience: Untying the Kurillian knot
by Geoffrey Jukes
Kindle Edition: 152 Pages (2009-05-02)
list price: US$130.00
Asin: B0028G99M4
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Examining the origin and development of the -Northern Territories-/Southern Kuriles sovereignty dispute, this volume is the first to take inspiration from the multilaterally resolved Aland conflict to investigate the possibility of a solution. ... Read more

9. The Last Wild Edge: One Woman's Journey from the Arctic Circle to the Olympic Rain Forest
by Susan Zwinger
Kindle Edition: 189 Pages (1999-05-31)
list price: US$15.00
Asin: B001KU6E9U
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars "a literary journey . . . with life-affirming energy"
From a review by Kathryn Eastburn that appeared in the Colorado Springs Independent: "Throughout The Last Wild Edge, Zwinger carefully balances personal, political and cosmic concerns, utilizing language thatstraddles the confines of science and poetry.This is a dense but elegantbook, rich with physical detail and swarming with universal themes thatcan't be contained on the page.The nature of exploration itself emergesas a theme, along with a firm, earthbound appreciation of the wild coast ofNorth America.Zwinger skillfully mixes her extensive knowledge of thenatural world with a palpable hunger for new experience.The result is aliterary journey that pulsates with life-affirming energy, carrying thereader both to the edge of the continent and to the inner depths of the author's curious, passionate soul." ... Read more

10. Roamin\' Wyomin\': Circlin\' Great Divide Basin
by Tom Cullen
Kindle Edition: 314 Pages (2006-07-06)
list price: US$9.99
Asin: B000VZVZXK
Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars
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During two and three week periods in each of the last seven late-summers, I have wandered about southwest Wyoming's highways and two-track trails...learning much about the geographies of Great Divide Basin and many interesting sites immediately surrounding that awesome, fascinating, wind-blown and sun-burnished stretch of high desert, making too short, pleasurable journeys into nostalgia. During these seductive and productive travels, my eyes, ears, nose, hands and feet have researched, catalogued and accessioned much new material. Memories will lure me back for more. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Skipit unless you really love the red desert or want to go there.
The Red Desert of Wyoming is a very interesting place, it's beautiful as all high desert is, but let's face it, if it was THAT beautiful it would have been a National Park or Monument long ago.

the current Eco Push to make it one of these is unjustified, and is a Green PC attempt to stop ranching and mining in the region.

I bought this book because the author is an old hand born in the area and I wanted to know what someone pushing a century thought about his old home grounds then and now.

If I wasn't already a landowner in the region and a red desert rat to begin with I probably would not want to go there by reading this, there is too much regurgitating of road signs and landmark plaques, and far too much info on mining...I learned more about mining from reading this than I ever would want to know.

AS a historical snap shot it is worth buying alone, the line that repeats is , I used to drive through this gate to this such and such historic landmark but now the gate has a lock on it...I don't know if the author was aware of the mantra or not, but it is a telling one...

the barbed wire of the author's day stopped the free movement over the red desert, and now his freedom is stopped by the new barbed wire...Masterlock and Posted Signs.

A good one to read through and carry if passing that way as it gives turn by turn directions and exits to get on and off at, places to eat and routes, people to look up and guides or locals who can share their knowledge with you in exploring the area.

As I said, if I wasn't already in the area I don't know that it would make me go there, but if you like high desert at all it's worth the money. ... Read more

11. Nature of Gold
by Kathryn Morse
Kindle Edition: 304 Pages (2009-12-15)
list price: US$24.95
Asin: B003IR5KUC
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In 1896, a small group of prospectors discovered a stunningly rich pocket of gold at the confluence of the Klondike and Yukon rivers, and in the following two years thousands of individuals traveled to the area, hoping to find wealth in a rugged and challenging setting. Ever since that time, the Klondike Gold Rush--especially as portrayed in photographs of long lines of gold seekers marching up Chilkoot Pass--has had a hold on the popular imagination.

In this first environmental history of the gold rush, Kathryn Morse describes how the miners got to the Klondike, the mining technologies they employed, and the complex networks by which they obtained food, clothing, and tools. She looks at the political and economic debates surrounding the valuation of gold and the emerging industrial economy that exploited its extraction in Alaska, and explores the ways in which a web of connections among America’s transportation, supply, and marketing industries linked miners to other industrial and agricultural laborers across the country. The profound economic and cultural transformations that supported the Alaska-Yukon gold rush ultimately reverberate to modern times.

The story Morse tells is often narrated through the diaries and letters of the miners themselves. The daunting challenges of traveling, working, and surviving in the raw wilderness are illustrated not only by the miners’ compelling accounts but by newspaper reports and advertisements. Seattle played a key role as "gateway to the Klondike." A public relations campaign lured potential miners to the West and local businesses seized the opportunity to make large profits while thousands of gold seekers streamed through Seattle.

The drama of the miners’ journeys north, their trials along the gold creeks, and their encounters with an extreme climate will appeal not only to scholars of the western environment and of late-19th-century industrialism, but to readers interested in reliving the vivid adventure of the West’s last great gold rush.

"Morse demonstrates the dramatic environmental damage created bythe gold rush, but she also helps us understand the very realaccommodations that miners had to make if they hoped to survive inthese far northern landscapes. . . . She is a superb storyteller witha wry sense of humor, a flair for the quirky detail and the revealinganecdote, and a keen appreciation for the tragicomic underside of thisfamous event."--from the Introduction by William Cronon ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Really Interesting
I bought this for a class, but enjoyed it so much that I decided to keep it rather than just disposing of most of my text books like I usually do.Great information on Alaska that is more widespread than just the Klondike. ... Read more

12. A Land Gone Lonesome
by Dan O'Neill
Kindle Edition: 272 Pages (2008-08-05)
list price: US$15.95
Asin: B001KWJHUQ
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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In his square-sterned canoe, Alaskan author Dan O-Neill set off from Dawson, Yukon Territory, onetime site of the Klondike gold rush, to trace the majestic Yukon River. His journey downriver to Circle City, Alaska, is an expedition into the history of the river and its land, and a record of the inimitable and little known inhabitants of the region. With the distinct perspective of an insider, A Land Gone Lonesome gives us an intelligent, rhapsodic-and ultimately, probably the last-portrait of the Yukon and its authentic inhabitants. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars "a three-pound bolus of honest chow...."
Overall a book that doesnt draw you in like other writers do, McPhee who's been mentioned in other reviews, Nick Jans, others.I was intrigued and sometimes disturbed by parenthetical passages.Take this bizarre one for example:

"To a mammoth bowl of Zatarain's New Orleans Style Red Beans and Rice I add a couple of juicy moose links, nicely blackened over the fire, then cut up and mixed into the pot.For several days my dinners will center on sausage.This is partly due to the obvious ascendency of this food, but also because, without refriegeration, one eats the fresh meat first until it is gone.For dessert, boiled coffee and a couple trick-or-treat sized chocolate bars ...........As I duck into the dry, snug tent, I find that tonight I feel sorry for all the salad people.It doesn't seem fair.Me with a three-pound bolus of honest chow radiating well-being within me. They, making do with a meal of leaves.We must do something nice for the salad people, I resolve, next chance we get."

Huh?"3 pounds of beans, rice, and moose sausage"?"salad people"?I'm betting that more than 'well-being' was radiating from him before the night was over.Good luck with that colon!Yikes.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Land Gon Lonesome
A land gone lonesome the title was what attracted my attention in the first place. I also saw a review of the book on tv on the Alaska channel.

3-0 out of 5 stars Somewhat of an ordeal to traverse
The Yukon River, 2300 miles long, was the last major river system in North America to be discovered, explored, and settled by non-Natives.Yet around 1900, there were tens of thousands of "outsiders" living and traveling along its course and in its basin, the vast majority attracted there by the lure of gold.Even after the ore played out, the Yukon River continued to attract settlers, trappers, fishermen, and others as a sort of last frontier.Within Alaska, that all changed around 1980 with the creation of the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, and the attendant transfer of administrative responsibility to the National Park Service.Contrary to rather clear legislative intent, the Park Service has managed the Preserve so as to evict virtually all residents from the Preserve, such that, in the words of Dan O'Neill's book title, the Yukon is now "a land gone lonesome."

I bought A LAND GONE LONESOME in large part based on a back cover blurb likening it to John Graves's "Goodbye to a River" and John McPhee's "Coming into the Country."I was misled.The book is centered around a trip by the author down the Yukon in a 19-foot canoe with outboard motor from Dawson, Yukon Territory, to Circle City, Alaska, through the Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve.The book begins promisingly enough, with some entertaining tales of sourdoughs from the gold-rush era and assorted contemporary crackpots and characters.But once O'Neill reaches Alaska, the book morphs into a kind of screed against Park Service policies in the Preserve, and never really emerges.To the extent there remains any aspect of a travelogue, it consists principally of a series of river cabins (dozens of them) in various stages of ruin and decay.There is plenty of local history, but it is provincial in the extreme, such that I was put in mind of the "Images of America" series of books, albeit without photographs.O'Neill's writing is decent, and sometimes witty, but for someone who does not already have an abiding and fervid interest in the Yukon River, A LAND GONE LONESOME is somewhat of an ordeal to traverse.It certainly is inferior to the cited works of both Graves and McPhee.

5-0 out of 5 stars O'neill, a very readable master historian
In A Land Gone Lonesome Dan O'Neill floats the Yukon River area visited by John McPhee over 30 years earlier. The differences over time are striking as are the differences in the authors. While McPhee was a perceptive visitor spinning a great tale, O'Neill is a long time resident, and his narration reveals a deep love of the landcoupled with a keen eye towards historical perspective. He discusses in detail the effects of the National Park Service's administration,or perhaps mis-administration.If you liked McPhee, you'll love O'Neill. O'Neill has a comfortable free-flowing style appropriate for a tale about Alaska's greatest river. If you are into rural lifestyles, Alaska history, the Yukon River, or Alaska wilderness - this is a must read.

5-0 out of 5 stars A wealth of Knowledge
This book is so visual.My OH my...reading this book, with my Alaska ATLAS in hand, I was transported to the Yukon - Charley region almost as if I were there!!!!!!!!!
Then I went ontoGoogle Earth and zeroing in on places like Circle and Eagle was unreal...Thank you Dan, for a terrific, fantastic, ESCAPE from the daily grind.The only thing better...to buy a van, load up a boat, and driver to Circle, Alaska and shove off!!!!!!!!! ... Read more

13. Oregon 1859: A Snapshot in Time
by Janice Marschner
Kindle Edition: 296 Pages (2008-07-15)
list price: US$27.95
Asin: B002S0OAP6
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The essential Oregon guide for time travelers of all ages.

Oregon became the 33rd state in the Union on February 14, 1859. Portland had wooden sidewalks and tamped dirt streets unlit by gaslight until a year later. To the south, gold glittered in streams; towns with names like Echo, Lookingglass, and Quartzville were springing up all over. It is a time to remember— and revisit—today, 150 years later, with this detailed and lively guide. Janice Marschner provides all you need to travel through each of Oregon's 19 original counties at the moment of statehood: a map showing each county's 1859 place names and current reference points; the history of native peoples and settlers; early roads and bridges; the first homes, schools, stores, hotels, and churches; biographical sketches of notable individuals throughout the state. Historical photographs show the determined faces of natives and settlers; their oxen and wagons on wide, rough roads; their rafts and ferries on the rivers; and their towns under development. An inspiring, close-up portrait at the moment of statehood, Oregon 1859 will light the way back for anyone who wants to see Oregon today as it was then. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Perfect book to commemorate our 150th!
I bought this book for my mom, an avid history buff, but it was thoroughly enjoyed by the entire family.Even my young nephews found stories that held their interest.

Well-written and entertaining, the author using individual's stories to show how different life was for those first Oregonians.

Also a good summer read for older kids who have been studying Oregon Trail history.Really brings history to life!

5-0 out of 5 stars Uncovering the Interesting and Seldom Heard Stories of History
Although born and raised in the beautiful State of Oregon, I found Janice Marschner's Oregon 1859 overflowing with interesting facts, rewarding stories, and tails of tragic events that filled our State's history up to Statehood in 1859.I found her historic accounts of the events, and the people of our early history both entertaining, and historically informative. What is absent in this book, is the tedious, verbose text, which makes most historical non-fiction's comparable to a massive dose of sleeping pills.County by county, the interesting people and significant events of the day evolve, and you become more intimate with the locations and structures you only thought you knew. Every Oregonian, especially those newly `minted', should read `Oregon 1859' to understand the rich heritage we have, and the struggles and sacrifices our forbearers made to settle this beautiful place we call Oregon. ... Read more

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