Notebooks from New Guinea

Reflections on Life, Nature, and Science from the Depths of the Rainforest

Author: Vojtech Novotny

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199609640

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Some of the world's most advanced work on biodiversity is being carried out deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea by a team including local tribes-people. Novotny's entertaining, engaging, and unique diaries reflect on the wisdom of the ancient culture, bringing to life the people and the sometimes tragi-comic interactions between it and the West

Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds

Author: Phil Gregory

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472975847

Category: Nature

Page: 416

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Renowned for their elaborate and dazzling plumages, the birds of paradise (Paradisaeidae) and bowerbirds (Ptilonohynchidae) exhibit some of the most astonishing behaviours in the avian kingdom. The former is the most iconic group of birds found in New Guinea, while the bowerbirds extend into Australia, and are perhaps best known for the males' construction of avenue bowers, used to tempt females on the forest floor. This comprehensive monograph is dedicated to these two families, combining the product of more than two decades of research and scholarship with original observations by the author and many other knowledgeable contributors. Birds of Paradise and Bowerbirds is the ultimate reference to these two groups. It provides a thorough guide to their identification, taxonomy and ecology, with detailed distribution maps accompanying the text. A series of beautifully illustrated plates by Richard Allen cover all of the 108 recognised taxa in these groups, with these supplemented by more than 200 photographs covering a range of racial and age-related plumage variety. This book is an indispensable addition to the libraries of all birders and ornithologists interested in these sensational birds.

Birds of New Guinea

Second Edition

Author: Thane K. Pratt,Bruce M. Beehler

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691095639

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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This is the completely revised edition of the essential field guide to the birds of New Guinea. The world's largest tropical island, New Guinea boasts a spectacular avifauna characterized by cassowaries, megapodes, pigeons, parrots, cuckoos, kingfishers, and owlet-nightjars, as well as an exceptionally diverse assemblage of songbirds such as the iconic birds of paradise and bowerbirds. Birds of New Guinea is the only guide to cover all 780 bird species reported in the area, including 366 endemics. Expanding its coverage with 111 vibrant color plates—twice as many as the first edition—and the addition of 635 range maps, the book also contains updated species accounts with new information about identification, voice, habits, and range. A must-have for everyone from ecotourists to field researchers, Birds of New Guinea remains an indispensable guide to the diverse birds of this remarkable region. 780 bird species, including 366 found nowhere else 111 stunning color plates, twice the number of the first edition Expanded and updated species accounts provide details on identification, voice, habits, and range 635 range maps Revised classification of birds reflects the latest research

Letter from New Guinea

Author: Vern Haugland

Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Farrar & Rinehart


Category: New Guinea

Page: 146

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An American war correspondent who had hitched a ride on a B26 bomber from Australia to New Guinea, and who, with the crew, had had to abandon the plane and parachute into the unknown, describes his weeks in the jungles of New Guinea.

Fashion of Law in New Guinea

Being an Account of the Past, Present and Developing System of Laws in Papua and New Guinea

Author: Bernard John Brown

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 254

View: 431


Posted in: Law

My Travel Journal Papua New Guinea

6x9 Travel Notebook Or Diary with Prompts, Checklists and Bucketlists Perfect Gift for Your Trip to Papua New Guinea for Every Traveler

Author: Papua New Guinea Publishing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781088815120


Page: 120

View: 9544


Are you looking for a beautiful, simple journal, diary or notebook for your trip to Papua New Guinea This is a travel journal with prompts and checklists that is a perfect Gift for someone planning their travel to Papua New Guinea . Use it as Notebook, Diary, to Journal or just like any other notebook. Other details include: 120 pages, 6x9, cream paper and a beautiful matte-finished cover. Make sure to look at our other products for more Travel journals.
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Young Man of New Guinea : a Novel Against Racism

Author: Arnold Perey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 0976059045

Category: Anthropology

Page: 267

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High in the mountains of New Guinea are a people untouched by contact with whites-the Mengti people. A baby is born, and given the name Gwe, meaning "seed." One night, as he nestles in his mother's arms, five days' walk away across a freezing mountain range, two white Australian patrol officers and a black policeman are killed in a surprise attack. The Australian press calls it murder. The native warriors call it justice. We see Gwe grow up, save his father's life during an armed conflict, and learn of the goddess inhabiting a towering pine tree. Meanwhile, Alan Hull, studying anthropology in America, travels to New Guinea for research. The young anthropologist who impatiently questions people, demanding "data" and arousing anger, comes to see-intensely-that Gwe's people deserve his respect and kindness; that they have emotions like he does and are not "numbers" to put in notebooks in order to advance his career. Racist preconceptions are opposed with true perception about inner lives on an island.

The Asmat of New Guinea

The Journal of Michael Clark Rockefeller, with His Ethnographic Notes and Photos Made Among the Asmat People During Two Expeditions in 1961, Documented by a Pictorial and Descriptive Catalogue of the Objects He Collected

Author: Michael Clark Rockefeller,Museum of Primitive Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 349

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A pictorial and documentary record of Michael Rockefeller's two journeys among one of the world's few unspoiled primitive societies.
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Shadows of New Guinea

Art from the Great Island of Oceania in the Barbier-Mueller Collections

Author: Philippe Peltier,Floriane Morin

Publisher: Somogy Editions D'Art


Category: Art

Page: 470

View: 3393


"A publication revealing the extraordinary talents of the scultors of New Guinea, in turn, marked with staggering ferocity and surprising delicacy. The rituals of the native inhabitants of this major island sometimes involved headhunting, perceived as a need to appropriate the enemy's vital forces in order to increase one's own. It is a complex mythology that has given rise to numerous sacred or magic sculptures, the oldest of which were carved with stone tools or sharp shell edges and finished with the pointed teeth of small animals. The Barbier-Mueller Museum presents almost two hundred pieces from New Guinea belonging to its collections, documented by surperb photographs, some of which are previously unpublished." --Dust Jacket.
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Studies in New Guinea Land Tenure

Author: Herbert Ian Hogbin,Peter Lawrence

Publisher: [Sydney] : Sydney University Press ; [London : Methuen ; University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press ; Wellington : Price Milburn]


Category: Agriculture

Page: 148

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