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

Presser, Brandon(author.).

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Orleans Town and Twp PL - Orleans 996.18 PRE (Text) 36870000504877 New Materials Checked out 05/26/2022

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  • ISBN: 9781541758575
  • ISBN: 1541758579
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 327 pages : maps, portrait ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2022.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-308) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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."--
Subject: Presser, Brandon Travel Pitcairn Islands
Bounty Mutiny, 1789
Pitcairn Islands History
Pitcairn Islands Description and travel
HISTORY / Oceania
Pitcairn Islands
Genre: Travel writing.
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