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The Resource The far land : 200 years of murder, mania, and mutiny in the South Pacific, Brandon Presser

The far land : 200 years of murder, mania, and mutiny in the South Pacific, Brandon Presser

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The far land : 200 years of murder, mania, and mutiny in the South Pacific
Title
The far land
Title remainder
200 years of murder, mania, and mutiny in the South Pacific
Statement of responsibility
Brandon Presser
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A celebrated travel writer tells the story of the tiny, fascinating island of Pitcairn, home of precisely 49 people, all descendants of the original founders of the island, the famous mutineers who were the basis for the novels and movie, The Mutiny On the Bounty. The public has been fascinated by Pitcairn since tales of it first started spreading in the early 1900s. But beyond the fictional Mutiny on the Bounty trilogy, there's never been a true deep dive, with full, unencumbered access. Until now. In The Far Land, travel writer Brandon Presser chronicles his time living on the island with its two resident families, marrying the island's haunting legend with modern-day misadventures. He delves into its history: investigating the motives of the original mutineers who felt the need to burn their boats when they found this unmapped piece of rock in the middle of the Pacific, and why so many years later, people still stay there. He unpacks the natural resources and topology that first caused British explorers to decide to never return to their previous lives and families. And he goes deep into the problems inherent in such a matriarchal society where modern society's norms travel slowly."--
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contains biographical information
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11046996
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Presser, Brandon
Dewey number
996.18
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maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DU800
LC item number
.P74 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Presser, Brandon
  • Bounty Mutiny, 1789
  • Pitcairn Islands
  • Pitcairn Islands
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200 years of murder, mania, and mutiny in the South Pacific
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The far land : 200 years of murder, mania, and mutiny in the South Pacific, Brandon Presser
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-308) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Turn on the quiet -- The strangest hello -- Artocarpus Incisa -- Discovery in the age of the superstore -- A score of worlds -- The three legs of man -- The last grande dame of Tahiti -- Mutiny on the Bounty -- The backwater emissary -- The geometry of solitude -- The fallout zone -- The quiet -- The museum people -- The Devil's workshop -- Pandora's box -- Dreadfruit -- Portrait of a family -- Hunting pigs -- An eye for an eye -- A spider's progress -- The book of fear -- Down rope -- Time, chance, and death -- Far from help -- Bury the hatchet -- Children of castaways -- The strangest bonjour -- Austerity -- Epilogue: Turn off the quiet
Control code
2021034506
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781541758575
Lccn
2021034506
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1257292734
Label
The far land : 200 years of murder, mania, and mutiny in the South Pacific, Brandon Presser
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Turn on the quiet -- The strangest hello -- Artocarpus Incisa -- Discovery in the age of the superstore -- A score of worlds -- The three legs of man -- The last grande dame of Tahiti -- Mutiny on the Bounty -- The backwater emissary -- The geometry of solitude -- The fallout zone -- The quiet -- The museum people -- The Devil's workshop -- Pandora's box -- Dreadfruit -- Portrait of a family -- Hunting pigs -- An eye for an eye -- A spider's progress -- The book of fear -- Down rope -- Time, chance, and death -- Far from help -- Bury the hatchet -- Children of castaways -- The strangest bonjour -- Austerity -- Epilogue: Turn off the quiet
Control code
2021034506
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 327 pages
Isbn
9781541758575
Lccn
2021034506
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1257292734

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