UOG Press Books

Pacific Islands Educational Leadership Summit

$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: 
1878453165
Publication Date: 
1994-01-01
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Description of the Mariana Islands by Manuel Sanz, Manila, 1827

$7.00

Author: Marjorie G. Driver

Publisher / Imprint: MARC

Year of Publication: 1991

Format: Paperback

ISBN/SKU: 
48911687
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Guam Diary of Naturalist Antonio De Pineda, 1792

$7.00
Antonio de Pineda y Ramirez was both a military officer and scientist for the Spanish crown, being most famous for his botanical research. Heading the scientific expedition under the auspices of King Carlos III, he sailed across the world collecting data in different countries, which eventually lead him to the Mariana Islands in 1792. After spending twelve days on Guam, he observed both the geological and zoological aspects of Fort Santo Angel, a small fortification at the entrance to Umatac Bay. Shortly after his departure from Guam, he passed away, leaving behind valuable scientific information about the island.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781878453013
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The Importance of the Mariana Islands to Spain at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century

$7.00

The purpose of this study is to investigate the importance of the Mariana Islands to Spain at the beginning of the 19th century when the Spanish Empire had fallen into decadence and had begun to suffer the loss of its overseas possessions. There is a void in the 19th century literature of the Marianas, a period during which it has been succinctly said the islands were ignored by Spain, yet writers have failed to explain the reasons for the lack of attention or the conditions in the islands at the time. This void is the focus of the study.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781878453068
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An Islander's Voice

$15.00

An Islander's Voice, a collection of poems by Guam's Poet Laureate Federick B. Quinene, offers a unique perspective on love, life, family, culture, and politics on Guam from the powerful voice of a proud islander.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781935198291
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Taimanu Na Ini

$15.00
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This lyrical collection of CHamoru poetry features the reflections of Master Storyteller, author and poet Peter Onedera. Taimanu na Ini highlights the physical beauty of Guam, while tackling modern-day issues including the importance of preserving the CHamoru language and culture. Onedera’s heartfelt poetry presents history through his eyes, expresses his appreciation for Guam’s historical symbols, tackles political debates, and portrays the island lifestyle. Onedera has actively been involved in preserving the indigenous language and culture of the Marianas Islands as a storyteller, playwright, educator, author, and poet. He received the Master Storyteller Award presented by the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency in 2015. He is also a member of the CHamoru Language Commission.  

ISBN/SKU: 
9781935198444
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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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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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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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