Beach Crossings Voyaging Across Times, Cultures, And Self (Hardcover)
|Author: Greg Dening|
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Acclaimed historian/anthropologist Greg Dening revisits the bloody history of the Marquesas and other islands in Oceania to craft an extended essay on human change and transition. "Beach Crossings" is part memoir, part history, and part imaginative exploration of the symbolic meeting of land and ocean.
From the Publisher:
Distinguished historian / anthropologist Greg Dening here revisits the island beaches of Oceania in an extended essay on first encounters and the peoples they brought together. An imaginative exploration of the symbolic strip where ocean meets island, Dening's meditation reflects upon the bloody history of the Marquesas in the South Pacific: its inhabitants and its combatants, the author's own time spent there and in study of his subject. This is a book to treasure and to reflect upon.