UOG Press Books

Lepers in the Mariana Islands during the Spanish Administration 1668-1898 and Addenda (1899-1949)

$12.00

This work is a compilation of references to la lepra (leprosy) in the Mariana Islands during the Spanish Administration (1668-1898). The references are found primarily in documents housed in the Spanish Documents Collection of the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center at the University of Guam. A brief addenda encompasses references from the American Naval Administration of Guam and the post-World War II period, 1899-1949.
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780980033113
Publication Date: 
2009-05-01
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Pacific History: Papers from the 8th Pacific History Association Conference

$20.00

The Pacific Islands Educational Leadership Summit offered a forum to major educational leaders of the Pacific Basin to share experiences, perspectives and aspirations regarding the future of Pacific education.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781878453143
Publication Date: 
1992-01-01
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The Life and Martyrdom of the Venerable Father Diego Luis de San Vitores, S.J.

$35.00

As a collection of official and unofficial letters and documents in addition to testimonies collected shortly after Fr. San Vitores’ death, Fr. Garcia’s book depicts both the life of Diego Luis de San Vitores, S.J. and a narrative of events in the Mariana Islands from 1672 to 1681.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781878453556
Publication Date: 
2004-01-01
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Chronicle of the Mariana Islands Recorded in the Agaña Parish Church 1846-1899

$20.00

Edited by Marjorie G. Driver and Translater by Omaira Brunal-Perry (Author)

Publisher / Imprint: MARC

Year of Publication: 1998

Format: Hardcover

ISBN/SKU: 
9781878453266
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University of Guam: Ina, Diskubre, Setbe

$35.00

University of Guam: Ina, Diskubre, Setbe celebrates the dynamic role the University of Guam plays in Guam and Micronesia. The hardcover book offers a pictorial glimpse of the ways that UOG lives its mission statement of ina, diskubre, setbe--to enlighten, discover, and serve. This publication chronicles the university's role in the local community and gives readers a comprehensive view of the unique education provided by UOG that is offered nowhere else in the world. Readers can learn about the university's programs and offerings, as well as gain a greater understanding of how UOG is dedicated to the betterment of both Guam and the Micronesian region through service and scholarship.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781935198284
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101 Amazing Facts About Guam

$20.00
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Did you know that the ancient Chamorros believed the universe was created by a pair of brother-sister spirits named Puntan and Fu'una and that certain areas of the island are named after human body parts? Did you know that pirates frequently passed through Guam and the Marianas during the Manila Galleon Trade, which is why there are forts along Guam's western shores? Did you know that Guam was a stop on the first trans-Pacific air travel route by Pan American Airlines, and that American author Ernest Hemingway was on one of those flights? The Guampedia Foundation cordially invites you to learn some of the interesting and amazing facts about the island of Guam and the rich history and culture of its people. With historic images and original artwork, 101 Amazing Facts About Guam introduces readers to the indigenous Chamorro people of the Marianas, highlighting unique aspects of their ancient culture and society, and points out some of the important milestones in Guam history in a small, concise volume that will delight readers of all ages and backgrounds. Written for a broad audience, this book represents some of the research and information that can be found on guampedia.com, an educational website managed by the Guampedia Foundation that focuses on bringing greater awareness of Guam to the rest of the world.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780984860333
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A year on the Island of Guam 1899-1900

$48.50
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780982357699
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The Search for a Cause: An Anthropological Perspective on a Neurological Disease in Guam Western Pacific

$40.00
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In this anthropological study of a neurodegenerative disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Parkinsonism-Dementia Complex (ALS/PDC) in Guam, Western Pacific, Verena Keck intertwines three separate perspectives of history, medicine, and anthropology.

In this anthropological study of a neurodegenerative disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Parkinsonism-Dementia Complex (ALS/PDC) in Guam, Western Pacific, Verena Keck intertwines three separate perspectives of history, medicine, and anthropology.

The book is an important contribution to the long overdue decolonizing of biomedical research and argues that neurological diseases can be better understood if they are seen, too, as social and cultural phenomena.

With sound ethnography linked to current, controversial debates in neurology, the author breaks new ground; her insights add to the hitherto few anthropological studies of neurodegenerative diseases in non-Western societies.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781935198017
Publication Date: 
2012-07-31
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Tinian and The Bomb: Project Alberta and Operation Centerboard

$35.00

Tinian and the Bomb chronicles the important and often overlooked role Tinian in the Mariana Islands played in the atomic bombing of Japan at the end of World War II. As part of the Manhattan Project, Project Alberta and Operation Centerboard, Tinian was integral in the plan to drop atomic bombs on Japan. The book captures this history as gathered from documents and images held in the National Archives, Record Group 77. The book documents how the Army Corps of Engineers, guided by the Los Alamos Laboratory in cooperation with the US Army Air Forces and the US Navy and its Seabees, constructed facilitates on Tinian capable of assembling and delivering as many atomic bombs as necessary to bring WWII to a successful end without an invasion of the Japanese home islands. As predicted, two atomic bombs, one uranium and one plutonium, were launched from Tinian and dropped in rapid succession, resulting in the unconditional surrender of Japanese military forces. This prevented the political partition of Japan (as happened with Korea and Germany) and led to the US-Japan security alliance that remains the cornerstone of peace in the Pacific today.

ISBN/SKU: 
B07BMTVF1K
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History of the Mariana Islands

$20.00

Histoire des isles Marianes (History of the Mariana Islands), written in Paris in 1700, provides a detailed glimpse into a tumultuous and critically significant period in the history of the Mariana Islands and the Chamorro people – the period commonly referred to as the Spanish-Chamorro Wars.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781935198093
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