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  Tuamotus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The animal life on the islands is limited to primarily birds (mostly seabirds), insects and lizards.
All of the islands of the Tuamotus are coral "low islands": essentially high sand bars built upon coral reefs.
Although geographically part of the Tuamotus, the Gambier Islands, at the southeastern extreme of the archipelago, are geologically and culturally distinct.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tuamotu_Islands   (829 words)

 Outer Islands
We are anchored in an aquamarine lagoon, 22 feet of crystal clear water, several yards from the tiny island of Toopua—the remands of a crater that once was Bora Bora’s volcano.
Behind it lies the main island of Bora Bora, with its one towering peak that rises on the south side like a sheet of perpendicular polished rock straight to heaven and everywhere else is slightly less steep but lush with tropical vegetation.
The rest of the island is composed of rolling hills and lesser peaks with volcanic plugs poking out here and there, all covered with coconut palms and acacias and lots of green and flowering trees and bushes.
www.motivation-tools.com /hunky-dory/aug31-89.htm   (1118 words)

 EXPENDITURE - Online Information article about EXPENDITURE
Their objective points were all in the island of Kiushiuthe principal stage where the dramaultimately converted into a tragedyof Christian propagandism and European commercial intercourse was acted in the interval between 1542 and 1637.
His intervention, supported by recourse to arms, obtained for the Jesuits a footing on the island of Amakusa, where one of the feudatories gave his vassals the choice of con-version or exile, and announced to the Buddhist priests that unless they accepted Christianity their property would be confiscated and they themselves banished.
The two fanaticsfor so even Charlevoix considers them to have beenwere secretly conveyed to the island Takashima and there decapitated, while their coffins were weighted with big stones and sunk in the sea.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /EUD_FAT/EXPENDITURE.html   (18752 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Christopher Columbus
The Caribs he purposed to convert eventually, but for the time being they must be considered as enemies, and according to the customs of the age, their captors had the right to reduce them to slavery.
He touched at the Island of Madeira, and later at Gomera, one of the Canary Islands, whence he sent to Haiti three vessels.
The clamour of opposition to Columbus in the colonies and the discouraging reports greatly increased in Spain the disappointment with the new territorial acquisitions.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/04140a.htm   (9274 words)

 Carriacou Island Homepage at grenadines.net
The island is irregular in shape with a wooded ridge running the length of it averaging 750 feet in height with the highest point, a hill at the northern end called High North, reaching 850 feet above sea level.
On Union Island for example, a high rainfall count of 62.24 inches was tabulated, and a low of 25.7 inches with a 13 year average of 37.67 inches.
The island is irregular in shape with a ridge running the length of it averaging 750 feet in height with the highest point, a hill at the northern end called High North, reaching 850 feet above sea level.
www.grenadines.net /carriacou/carriacouHOMEPAGE.htm   (5626 words)

 Beechey's Discovery of the Bonin Islands June 1827 - from: F. W. Beechey. Narrative Of A Voyage To The Pacific And ...
Taking possession of uninhabited islands is now a mere matter for form; still I could not allow so fair an opportunity to escape, and declared them to be the property of the British government by nailing a sheet of copper to a tree, with the necessary particulars engraved upon it.
Wittrein and his companion, the men whom we found upon the island, were living on the south side of the harbour, in a house built from the plank of the William, upon a substantial foundation of copper bolts, procured from the wreck of the ship by burning the timbers.
The island abounded in arrack-trees (areca?) and in enormous crabs (turtle?), which were from four to six feet in length; and was named Bune-sima, in consequence of its being uninhabited.
www.du.edu /~ttyler/ploughboy/beecheyv2.htm   (3368 words)

 Islands and Beaches: Beachcomber narratives and other accounts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The islands of the South Seas were haven, hell and home to countless explorers, shipwrecked sailors and whalers, escapees and mutineers, traders, adventurers, artists, writers and romantics for hundreds of years.
By then the islands had already much changed from those described by the accidental residents earlier in the century: Stevenson was to write from Nukahiva, his first landfall in the islands, with disappointment as to how it had been tamed.
By 1930 interest in the South Sea islands was broad enough and communications and access improved sufficiently to support the venture of the first newspaper-magazine aimed specifically at circulation in the Pacific territories and island groups.
www.library.adelaide.edu.au /news/exhibits/islands.html   (1470 words)

 Dáil Éireann - Volume 439 - 01 March, 1994 - Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Off-Shore Islands.
Island communities will, therefore, be fully involved in the local development programme in the relevant designated areas.
Islands included in this programme are Achill, Clare, Inishturk, Inishbiggle, Inishbofin and the three Aran islands and off the Donegal coast, Tory, Aran and Inishfree.
Will the Taoiseach also accept it will be a major disappointment to the islands that the Government does not recognise this need by not agreeing to give the islands a separate, distinct status under this local development initiative programme in view of the unique and special difficulties that exist for people living on islands?
www.oireachtas-debates.gov.ie /D/0439/D.0439.199403010002.html   (749 words)

 Charles Darwin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mammalia were ably taken on by George R. Waterhouse, and while the birds seemed almost an afterthought their assessment by the ornithologist John Gould startlingly revealed that what Darwin had taken to be wrens, flbirds and slightly differing finches from the Galápagos were all separate species of finches.
He developed the hypothesis that, for example, where every island in the Galápagos Archipelago had its own kind of tortoise, these had originated from a single tortoise species and had adapted to life on the different islands in different ways.
The 14 species of Finches he researched in the Galápagos Islands are affectionately named "Darwin's Finches" in honour of his legacy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Charles_Darwin   (5984 words)

 The Isles of Scilly
The islands are all part of the Duchy of Cornwall with the exception of certain areas of St Mary's.
The third biggest island, St Martin's, is endowed with fine sandy beaches and offers a number of facilities such as sailing and diving instruction, bird-watching walks, boat trips to admire the wildlife and also fishing trips.
Anyone wishing to book a hotel or guest house on these islands is strongly advised to do so well in advance to avoid disappointment as the islands are saturated with visitors during the summer months.
www.know-britain.com /general/isles_of_scilly.html   (650 words)

 University of the Virgin Islands Press Release
The Student Government Association's letter expressed disappointment with the process the Board of Trustees utilized on March 9, when Dr. LaVerne E. Ragster was selected to succeed Dr. Orville Kean as the University's fourth president.
You have expressed disappointment that the majority of the Board members decided to ignore all the letters endorsing another candidate and voted to select Dr. Ragster.
As you may know, he was present for the presidential interviews and selection and informed the Board, in advance of the interviews and vote, of the requirements of the University bylaws with respect to the selection of a new president.
www.uvi.edu /pub-relations/pressRelease/rel01152.html   (1162 words)

 Cayman Islands photos
I have checked out every part of the island, but there is more character to the water on the southern part of the island than any other portion.
Actually, all beaches in the Cayman Islands are open to the public, as there is a regulation disallowing private beaches.
This policy speaks to the remarkable equality on the island, where the poorest man has the right to walk on the same sands as the well-to-do.
www.highrock.com /travel/Cayman2003/Cayman5.htm   (2424 words)

 The Contemporary Pacific - Political Reviews: Cook Islands, Spring 2005
The Cook Islands does not maintain a military force, and the involvement of its police force in a regional defensive role was a challenging and historical step.
The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Cook Islands Hospitality and Tourism Training Center and the University of the South Pacific Institute of Technology was seen by Prime Minister Woonton as a historic step.
The incident raised fears about anticipated damage to this particular motu (small island) from human settlement, the growing inaccessibility of what was once available to the extended family and other people, and the impact of the decision in setting a precedent in Rarotonga.
archives.pireport.org /archive/2005/february/tcp-cooks.htm   (3864 words)

 A tale of shipwreck, fortitude, courage and endurance
These islands used to be frequented by sealing gangs, but the fur seal trade has almost disappeared owing to the indiscriminate slaughter and poaching; only on Bounty Islands and the Snares do any number now exist.
On the main island there are pigs and some goats; the pigs, descendants of those originally liberated by Bristow, are very wild and difficult to approach.
Two of the party who had got on to a ledge of rock, but could not move through overhanging rock, were also rescued by means of the rope, and the whole of the sixteen survivors were thus safely landed on Disappointment Island.
www.123go.to /nzsai/kidson.html   (2892 words)

 Activities - BVIScuba.Org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The highest point in the Virgin Islands is Sage Mountain on Tortola at 1,740 ft. This is now a 92 acre National Park and trails through the area have been created.
Well Beach on Beef Island is the perfect place to start, as it is one of the only south facing beaches on Tortola and is usually very calm, the outer reef provides some interesting marine life to observe.
The British Virgin Islands are world renowned as a premier sailing destination and there are plenty of yachts that will take you sailing for a half day or whole day.
www.bviscuba.org /activities.htm   (964 words)

 Disappointment Islands - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Disappointment Islands ( French : Îles du Désappointement) are a small group of coral atolls located in the northeastern part of the Tuamotu Archipelago.
The western Disappointment Islands, Tepoto and Napuka, were colonized by voyagers from the neighboring Tuamotus, but Puka-Puka was colonized by settlers from the Marquesas Islands, several hundred miles to the northeast.
The islands were given their name by Ferdinand Magellan, who could not find a water source there from which to replenish his ship's supplies, while en route to the Philippine Islands.
psychcentral.com /wiki/Disappointment_Islands   (201 words)

 The Auckland Islands, sub-antarctic, New Zealand. World Heritage site
All the islands are of volcanic origin and are characterized by high precipitous cliffs with huge sea caves on the western and southern sides.
Since the Islands were discovered in 1806 (by Adam Bristow of the whaling firm Charles Enderby and Sons) several attempts have been made to farm and cultivate the land but the poor nature of the soil and the extreme weather conditions have made permanent settlement impossible.
The Islands are now a wildlife refuge and permission to land on the Islands is at the discretion of the New Zealand Government.
www.ouareau.com /auckland/auckland.htm   (364 words)

 Shensi Islands: Uncharted Territory
During the half year in Shanghai, I’ve been to the sea from different directions: north, Hengsha Island, actually it is a small island right at Yangtze’s entry to the East China Sea, so I got to see a mixture of the muddy water and some greenish sea water.
Gouqi Island is only half the size of Sijiao and that type of small white vans is the only taxi there.
Stay there on the island, don’t come back to see me!” Miss Girlfriend is not happy with my awkward travel planning, so am I. After strolling down some streets, I slip into a small hotel, get a room and initiate a free chat with the boss about what happened to me.
ghettoj.mindsay.com /?entry=344909   (3504 words)

 5/18 LA Times: Panel Deadlocks on Size, Sites of No-Fishing Zones
Panel members expressed disappointment at the deadlock, as the two sides remained far apart on where or how large the no-take areas would be around the five islands off the Ventura County coast.
A scientific panel recommended that 30% to 50% of the sanctuary be set aside and said that anything less would not meet conservation goals of bringing back fish stocks and preserving habitat--including kelp forests, rocky reefs and a diversity of sea life.
The no-fishing zones would be within the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary boundary, 1,252 nautical acres around the islands.
www.rain.org /pipermail/cinms-advisory-l/2001-May/000215.html   (807 words)

 Q and A with Mandy Williams
The reason the islands are so beautiful and pristine is because they are part of a national park and are off limits in a lot of places.
In order to get from island to island those who don't have their own small outboard motor boat can take get a ride with a "taxi", a boat that takes them from one island to the next.
On each of the islands that are part of the national park, we are only allowed to be on the specified trails that are outlined.
www.pbs.org /safarchive/5_cool/galapagos/g32_askmandy.html   (2651 words)

Orkney Islands Council has responded with disappointment at a news release issued by the European Commission which states that two UK aid schemes administered by the Council and Shetland Islands Council have been deemed not to be complying with common market rules.
The apparent decision by the EC comes on the back of hard-hitting restrictions on the fishing industry imposed in December last year aimed at increasing fish stocks, but which will see hundreds of fishermen lose their jobs.
It is understood that once officials have had time to examine the decision in detail a further statement will be made on the possible options available for the Council in its effort to support the local fishing industry.
www.orkney.gov.uk /nqcontent.cfm?a_id=208   (421 words)

 Solomon Islands News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
A senior citizen of Solomon Islands has expressed disappointment at the performance of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurie Chan during the farewell function for the outgoing Australian High Commissioner, Bob Davis in Honiara last night.
He added that the closure of major companies including Solomon Islands Plantation Limited and Gold Ridge mine, income earning and employment opportunities have been greatly reduced, thus the vast majority of people would be leading idle and non-productive lives.
He applauded the initiative taken by the Solomon Islands government under the leadership of Prime Minister, Sir Allan Kemakeza with the strong support of the Leader of Opposition and unanimous support of the Parliament to invite regional partners to assist through RAMSI.
www.lifhaus.com /archive/nov2703.htm   (2398 words)

 Tasman, Abel --  Britannica Student Encyclopedia
The foremost 17th-century Dutch explorer, Abel Janszoon Tasman was the first European to reach the Australian island that was later named Tasmania in his honor.
Because his voyages revealed no new land of great potential wealth, they were at the time considered to be a disappointment.
The smallest state of the Commonwealth of Australia is the triangle-shaped island of Tasmania, about 150 miles (240 kilometers) from the mainland across Bass Strait.
www.britannica.com /ebi/article?tocId=9277273   (621 words)

 I Know You   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
And, frankly, you've been a big disappointment to me. You lie, you cheat on your wife, you manipulate people and talk about them behind their backs.
And he, too, has been a real disappointment to me. He's lazy, bigoted, and has a drinking problem.
The man can't build a normal relationship with anyone, and his law practice is one of the shoddiest in the entire state.
www.smithvillechurch.org /html/i_know_you.html   (374 words)

 Puka-Puka - Enpsychlopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The low coral islands are dry and sparsely populated: according to the 2002 census, the total population was 197.
Unlike the rest of the Tuamotus, the language of the islands, Pukapukan, is Marquesic.
The islands were devastated by a typhoon in 1996, however, with French assistance, Te One Mahina has been rebuilt.
www.grohol.com /psypsych/Puka-Puka   (200 words)

 But Seriously - Politics, Diplomacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
He was a hut salesman on the Polynesian island of Fakarava, some time after the demise of the dinosaurs but not much before the birth of Rabbi Schach.
Four days by boat into the sunset were the Society Islands; three days the other way, the Disappointment Islands.
The Fakaravans got in the communal boat and caught fish in the morning, they ate the fish in the afternoon, napped, picked berries before sunset and ate the berries at night, prayed to their god Od and then called it a day.
www.samorbaum.com /BS/politics/The%20Birth%20of%20Politics.html   (1756 words)

 Auckland Islands (New Zealand)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Auckland Islands (Auckland, Enderby, Rose and Disappointment Island) are 627 sq km in size, making them the largest of New Zealand's sub-Antarctic islands.
Adam's Island is also part of the Aucklands, and in 1910 it was declared a nature reserve.
The islands are the home of the most Wandering and Shy albatrosses in the world.
www.70south.com /resources/islands/auckland   (215 words)

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