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The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Pacific

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This atlas features double-page spreads, text facing the maps, and an improved larger format. The forty-nine maps, arranged in chronological order, trace the movements of peoples, the development of nations, and the clashes of empires around the Pacific Rim from prehistoric times to the end of the twentieth century. This is a must-have for schools, libraries, and students ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 1st 1998 by Penguin Books
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Patrick
Jan 18, 2011 Patrick rated it it was amazing
Picked this out mostly randomly, and it's very interesting.

Finished. Wow. Loved this! It’s a cool concept. The author takes the same map of the Pacific Ocean and rim, ranging from China and NE Russia, to the SE Asia and Australia, to Most of North America, plus all of the cool islands in the Pacific, and then uses it over 40 times, but changing the labels and inserting various action through history. Each set of two pages is a map on one side, and text on the other. (There are a few exceptions
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Feb 15, 2016 Bruinrefugee rated it really liked it
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Part of a great series of historical atlases, this one covers a lot of territory, but does it well (although a few more pages would've been even better). While it's focus is the Pacific Ocean, Asia looms large. Given that fact -- at one point, the author points out about 80% of the population etc. are Chinese -- extending the focus to encompass India would have been appreciated. But these are quibbles in the face of a very enjoyable and enlightening read.
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