Transit of Venus: travels in the Pacific

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Pantheon Books, Oct 13, 1992 - Travel - 277 pages
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A passionate, witty, and lyrical elegy to the Pacific captures the diverse worlds of the South Seas, the conflict between the traditional island cultures of the Pacific and European colonialism, and the effects of civilization on "paradise."

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A travel book of an area of the world most people consider Paradise, but on this journey with Author Julian Evans that is not the case. The place I am referring to is the South seas but Julian visits ... Read full review

Transit of Venus: travels in the Pacific

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Enticed by photographs, memories of Australia, and a desire to search for solitude, Evans sets out to experience the islands of the South Pacific. Leaving Sidney by freighter, he journeys by whatever ... Read full review


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A forester for 25 years, Julian Evans is now one of the Forestry Commission's two Chief Research Officers.

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