Table of contents for The people of the sea : environment, identity and history in Oceania / Paul D'Arcy.

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Abbreviations									v
Introduction:	The all-encompassing sea						1
Chapter 1	The Oceanic Environment						5
1:1		Islands and oceans in recent Pacific scholarship			5
1:2		The Pacific Ocean as a dynamic environment			16
1:3	Inter-relationships between Pacific maritime ecosystems		29
Chapter 2	Local Worlds: The Sea in Everyday Life				37
2:1		At home with the sea							38
2:2		Sustenance from the sea						49
2:3		The sea in thoughts and beliefs					59
Chapter 3	Communication and Relative Isolation
 in the Sea of Islands							72
3:1	Mobility and exchange						72
3:2	Resettlement by exiles and colonists					87
3:3	The sea as a highway							93
Chapter 4	Seafaring in Oceania						 104
4:1	Navigating the sea						 105
4:2	Sailing in Oceania						 116
4:3	The infrastructure behind sea travel				 127
4:4	The fragility of seafaring institutions				 139
Chapter 5	Fluid Frontiers: The Sea as a Contested Space		 145
5:1	Marine tenure in Oceania					 145
5:2	The sea as a zone of conflict					 153
5:3	Sea power in Oceanic history					 161
Chapter 6	Across the Horizon: Interactions
 with the Outside World					 174
6:1	Perceptions of the world beyond the horizon			 174
6:2	Intrusions from across the sea					 181
6:3	Responses to the outside world				 195
Chapter 7	Connected by the Sea: Towards a Regional 
History of the Western Caroline Islands			 213
8:1	The sawei system						 215
8:2	Continuity and change within the sea of atolls		 222
8:3	Sailing north to the islands of opportunity			 231
Conclusion	Reclaiming the Sea						 242
Appendix 1	The maritime historiography of Oceania			 256
Bibliography									 267
Maps
Map 1	Near and Remote Oceania in relation to 
Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.				13
Map 2	Effects of El Nino on global rainfall.				24
Map 3	The Oroi, or underwater spirit abodes, of Rotuma.		70
Map 4	Central Eastern Polynesia.					74
Map 5	Western Polynesia.						75
Map 6	Reef and Lagoon Tenure on Ulithi Atoll.				147
Map 7	The Caroline Islands Region.					214
Map 8	Islands, Reefs and Banks of the Central Caroline Islands.		226
Map 9	Sea Lanes of the Western Caroline Islands.			227
Tables
Table 1	Relative destructive force of tropical cyclones.			192
Figures
Fig. 1	La Nina and El Nino conditions in the Pacific.			24
Fig. 2	The backbone of the giant eel hooked and killed by
 ¿Ai¿ai, son of Ku¿ula-kai, Maui, Hawai¿i.			70
Fig. 3	Star compass of the Carolinian navigation school, 
Saipan, 1866.							112
Fig. 4	Contemporary star compass of Woleai.				112
Fig. 5	Effect of an island on ocean swells.				115
Fig. 6	Marshall Islands rebbelib navigation chart.			115
Fig. 7	Proa from the Caroline Islands, 1815.				118
Fig. 8	A Fijian double-hulled drua.					119

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Oceania -- Social life and customs.
Pacific Islanders -- Social life and customs.
National characteristics -- Oceania.
Seafaring life -- Oceania.
Navigation -- Oceania -- History.
Maritime anthropology -- Oceania.
Oceania -- Environmental conditions.
Oceania -- History.
Ocean and civilization.