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MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS., Andersen, Johannes C.
1 Andersen, Johannes C. MYTHS AND LEGENDS OF THE POLYNESIANS.
Rutland, Vermont Charles E. Tuttle 1986 0804804141 / 9780804804141 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Richard Wallwork. 
514 pp, large 8vo (9" H). Red cloth with black title block/gold lettering. 16 colour plates, 44 b&w photographs, 13 line drawings, fold-out map at rear. Contents: Publisher's Foreword; Preface; List of Illustrations; Note on Proper Names; Polynesia and Its People; 'Koropanga and Rukutia; Kelea and Kalamakua; Uenuku; Fairies and Taniwha; The Tawhaki Cycle; Maui' (Maui-tikitiki-a-Taranga); Hina', Sister of Maui'; Pele the Fire-goddess; The Spirit Worlds; Io, Tangaroa, and Creation; The Areoi Society and the Hula Dance; Religious Observances; Authorities; Other Books of Hawaiian Interest; Glossary and Index. Small label removal mark on front pastedown. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling - mainly at top/bottom of spine and flap-folds. Slipcase has light to moderate rubbing/soiling, two corner bumps, light to moderate edge wear, sticker removal mark on front panel. 
Price: 45.00 USD
 
 
THE AQUATIC EXPLORERS:  A HISTORY OF THE FISHERIES RESEARCH BOARD OF CANADA., Johnstone, Kenneth.
2 Johnstone, Kenneth. THE AQUATIC EXPLORERS: A HISTORY OF THE FISHERIES RESEARCH BOARD OF CANADA.
Toronto University of Toronto Press 1977 0802022707 / 9780802022707 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good 
342 pp, 10 1/2" H. B&w photographs. "In 1898 a group of scientists, working without pay, often under hazardous conditions with only the most primitive equipment, began a systematic study of the fishes of Canada's inland and marine waters. The team operated under the aegis of a board of management which was later to evolve into the Fisheries Research Board, a scientific organization that has placed Candada among the world's leaders in fishery knowledge. This history of the Fisheries Research Board examines the aims and achievements of its research, its attempts to deal with the often conflicting demands of pure and applied science, and its confrontations with a frequently uncomprehending and dissatisfied government. The people who shaped and sustained the organization figure prominently in the account. In-depth taped interviews with senior members and employees, as well as the Annual Reports and other publications of the Department of Fisheries, have enabled (the author) to produce a rich history of a remarkable scientific organization." Very light wear at top/bottom of spine and at corners. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
THE CARE AND FEEDING OF THE OFFSHORE CREW., Pardey, Lin.  With Pardey, Larry.  Illustrated by Tadami Takahashi.
3 Pardey, Lin. With Pardey, Larry. Illustrated by Tadami Takahashi. THE CARE AND FEEDING OF THE OFFSHORE CREW.
W.W. Norton, New York, 1980, 5th printing. 
408 pp, 8vo (8 7/16" H), hard cover in dust jacket. ISBN 0393032493 B&w illustrations. "A round-the-world sailor and offshore racer answers those questions of supply that must be dealt with by anyone planning a blue-water adventure. It is not a book of recipes. Instead it is a complete guide to store-shopping around the world, preserving food on long voyages, long-range planning with individual needs and preferences taken into account, the problems of water and tanks, health, list-making, wine at sea, seaskickness prevention, and the problem of trash. Here is vital information on outfitting a galley, sinks, counters, cooking in rough weather, scheduling, safety - the myriad problems centering around the gastronomic heart o f t h e c r u ising or racing yacht. Lin Pardey not only calls on her own vast experience, but also on the results of questionnaires sent to countless other blue-water sailors, including both cruising and racing crews. The result is a distillati on of t he be st i nformation, experience, and wisdom to be applied to the basic problem of food at sea." Book cracked at pages 224/225 - pages holding firmly, minor rubbing and soiling on boards. Dust jacket has light edge wrinkling - mainly at t op/ bot tom of spi ne, minor rubbing. Good+/Very Good 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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