From the Inside Flap
"At last, a single-volume reference book on the Pacific islands, filling a tremendous need. Readable and informative, this useful book will be welcomed by students and teachers, by those living in the Pacific region as well as visitors and tourists, by specialists and also the wider non-specialist reading public." --Kerry Howe, Massey University
About the Author
Brij V. Lal is professor and director, Centre for the Contemporary Pacific, Australian National University.
Kate Fortune is executive editor and research associate, Division of Pacific and Asian History, Australian National University.