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  AnthroGlobe Bibliography: POLYNESIAN OUTLIER
In Anuta: A Polynesian Outlier in the Solomon Is­lands.
1985 Diplura from the Bismarck Archipelago and the Solomon Islands.
1975 The Protura of the Bismarck Archipelago and Solomon Islands.
www.coombs.anu.edu.au /Biblio/biblio_polynesian_outlier.html   (8461 words)

 Santa Cruz Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Santa Cruz Islands are a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean, part of the nation of the Solomon Islands.
The largest island in the group is Nendo (505.5 sq km, highest point 549 m, population over 5000), followed by Vanikoro (173.2 sq km, population 800, which is actually two islands, Banie and its small neighbor Tevai) and Utupua (69.0 sq km, highest point 380 m, population 300).
The term Santa Cruz Islands is sometimes used to encompass all of the islands of the present-day Solomon Islands province of Temotu, q.v.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Santa_Cruz_Islands   (230 words)

 Santa Cruz - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
Santa Cruz, a parish in the district of Armamar, Portugal
Santa Cruz, a parish in the district of Coimbra, Portugal
Santa Cruz, a parish in the district of Vinhais, Portugal
www.music.us /education/S/Santa-Cruz.htm   (366 words)

 Solomon Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Solomon Islands are a wide island nation that lies East of Papua New Guinea and consists of many islands: Choiseul, the Shortland Islands; the New Georgia Islands; Santa Isabel; the Russell Islands; the Florida Islands; Malaita; Guadalcanal; Sikaiana; Maramasike; Ulawa; Uki; San Cristobal; Santa Ana; Rennell and Bellona; and the Santa Cruz Islands.
The Santa Cruz Islands, which are east of the main group of the Solomons, are part of the Vanuatu rain forests ecoregion, together with the neighboring archipelago of Vanuatu.
The national flag of Solomon Islands is divided diagonally by a thin yellow stripe from the lower hoist-side corner representing the sun; the upper triangle (hoist side) is blue representing the blue sky with five white five-pointed stars in an X pattern; the lower triangle is green representing the greeny patch of lands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Solomon_Islands   (918 words)

 Channel Islands and Santa Cruz
The natives of Santa Cruz (or "Lumi" in the Chumash language) were skilled fisherman who braved the choppy channel waters to trade with tribes on the mainland.
As the decades passed, Santa Cruz was sold and resold to individuals who used the island for sheep ranching.
Santa Cruz frequently doubled for a South Seas island, though barges of palm and coconut trees had to be hauled in to lend an air of authenticity.
www.offbeattravel.com /channelislands.html   (1306 words)

 Santa Cruz Island Channel Islands National Park   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The scenic beauty of Santa Cruz is reflected in its many landforms, including two rugged mountain ranges, the highest peaks on the Channel Islands, deep canyons, a central valley, year-round springs and streams, plus 77 miles of craggy coastline cliffs, giant sea caves, pristine tidepools and expansive beaches.
According to legend, Santa Cruz Island was named for a priest's staff accidentally left on the island during the Portola expedition of 1769.
Prior to Spanish exploration and the ranching era, the island was known as "Limuw" to the resident Chumash Indians.
www.nps.gov /chis/scipage.htm   (1799 words)

 California - Santa Cruz Island
The largest of all eight Channel Islands, Santa Cruz Island is graced with a nearly unimaginable 77-mile stretch of California coastline.
The tiny Santa Cruz Island fox, the size of a house cat, is the reigning predator on the island.
Santa Cruz is of special significance to biologists for its diversity of habitats and endemic species.
nature.org /wherewework/northamerica/states/california/preserves/art6335.html   (676 words)

 Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands was a naval battle of World War II, one of several episodes in the Solomon Islands campaign.
Fought on 26 October 1942, the Japanese won a tactical victory by crippling the aircraft carrier USS Hornet and forcing the remaining US ships to retreat, but they did not achieve their strategic goal of dislodging the US Marines from Guadalcanal.
The Japanese, reluctant to risk their remaining carriers in a major engagement in the Solomon Islands until they had a good land airfield, decided to seize Henderson Field on Guadalcanal.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Battle_of_the_Santa_Cruz_Islands   (375 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Channel Islands National Park acquired the East End of Santa Cruz Island in 1999, and the Isthmus portions of the island was transferred to the Park by The Nature Conservancy (TNC) in 2001.
An additional objective for long-term monitoring on Santa Cruz Island is to link change in vegetation to change in other components of island ecosystems, particularly landbird abundance and diversity, terrestrial herpetofauna and invertebrate species diversity and abundance, soil development, stream water quality and island fox habitat use (TNC workshop, September, 2003).
Santa Cruz Island is a University of California System Reserve, and vegetation descriptions will be useful to new researchers as they frame their questions.
www.pwrc.usgs.gov /brd/NpmpMcEachern.doc   (1720 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Vanuatu rain forests (AA0126)
This ecoregion consists of tropical lowland and montane forests in the island nation of Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides), with the addition of the Santa Cruz Group, or Temotu Province of the Solomon Islands.
The Santa Cruz islands are a different phytogeographic unit from the rest of Vanuatu.
Distinct island groups were placed in their own ecoregions: the Solomon Islands Rain Forests [AA0119], and the Vanuatu Rain Forests [AA0126].
worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/aa/aa0126_full.html   (1724 words)

 Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, Arizona, United States [County]; population was 29,676 in 1990; housing units was 9,595 in 1990; location is 31°31'N 110°50'W; land area is 1,237.75 square miles (792,162 acres); water area is 0.47 square miles (303 acres); FIPS code is 23 [SourceCBP]
Santa Cruz, California, United States [City]; population was 49,040 in 1990; housing units was 19,364 in 1990; location is 36°58'N 122°2'W; land area is 13.33 square miles (8,532 acres); water area is 3.08 square miles (1,973 acres); FIPS code is 69112 [SourceCBP]
Santa Cruz, California, United States [County]; population was 229,734 in 1990; housing units was 91,878 in 1990; location is 37°2'N 122°0'W; land area is 445.68 square miles (285,233 acres); water area is 161.93 square miles (103,636 acres); FIPS code is 87 [SourceCBP]
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 Santa Barbara Islands on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Santa Cruz (98 sq mi/254 sq km) is the largest island of the chain.
Santa Catalina Island is the most economically developed of the islands and is a popular tourist center.
The island fox and the Santa Cruz Island pine are native to the area; large numbers of sea mammals inhabit the waters around the islands, including sea-elephant and sea-lion herds and the California gray whale.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/S/SntB1arI1s.asp   (811 words)

 Blue Dolphin Sailing Adventures
Santa Barbara Island is a one square mile speck in the ocean between Catalina and Anacapa.
The landing cove beneath the ranger station on the east island is impossible for a sailboat and tough even by dinghy.
Santa Cruz is the largest of the northern Channel Islands with over 2 dozen usable anchorages.
www.bluedolfin.com /page3.html   (1650 words)

Santa Cruz was a straight-up carrier duel between two aggressive striking forces - and this time, the Americans tasted defeat.
Santa Cruz itself was sparked by the Imperial Navy's pledge to support an abortive Japanese Army offensive that was supposed to wipe out the American bridgehead on Guadalcanal.
Hammel ends his book with the common wisdom that Santa Cruz was a tactical victory but a strategic defeat for Japan.
www.themilitarybookreview.com /html/CarrierStrike.html   (944 words)

 Matthew's Stuff : Expedition to Melanesia (Part 2)
The northernmost islands of the group were explored in 1768 by Louis Antoine de Bougainville, for whom the island of Bougainville is named.
Others made their way into the resort to savour the delights of this luxurious island outpost, taking early advantage of the wonderful shade offered by the lounge bar, the latest building to be added to the resort and still partially under construction.
As the sun set, and we began our departure from Solomon Island waters, Happy Hour moved its location to the observation deck where the briefing was held under a starry sky with the islands of the lagoon passing into the distance.
matthew.mumford.com /Melanesia-Expedition-Log-2.htm   (4283 words)

 About Canary Islands: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
Today, Santa Cruz de Tenerife is a city with large landscaped areas which preserves the carm of the modernist architecture.
Its treelined avenues, parks and squares are ideal for strolling because the green of Santa Cruz complements its peacefulness and the sunny climate which it enjoys all year.
This street leads to what is possibly the finest place in Santa Cruz, the park of "Garcia Sanabria" where lush trees from all ofer the world stand out from dense exotic vegetation.
www.spanishunlimited.com /spain/tenerife/city1.asp   (341 words)

 Pendant (kap-kap) [Solomon Islands, Santa Cruz Islands] (1979.206.1519) | Object Page | Timeline of Art History | The ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
On the island of Santa Cruz, ornaments made from circular pieces of clam shell were worn as forehead ornaments or pendants by high-status individuals.
On Santa Cruz, the turtleshell overlay was often carved in the form of an abstract representation of a frigate bird, a common motif in Solomon Islands art.
In this work, the frigate bird is shown with wings outstretched near the center of the ornament beneath rows of stylized fish, possibly representing dolphins.
www.metmuseum.org /TOAH/hd/solo/hod_1979.206.1519.htm   (152 words)

 Colorado Plateau Field Institute - Current Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked the Santa Cruz Islands Region of the Solomons Islands on Saturday, November 13, 2004, at 11:24:20 local time.
The epicenter was 145 kilometers (90 miles) WNW of Lata, Santa Cruz Islands, Solomon Islands, 290 kilometers (180 miles) east of Kira Kira, San Cristobal, Solomon Islands, and 2250 kilometers (1400 miles) northeast of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
The Solomon Islands, 2,575 kilometers east of Australia has just under 500,000 people living on dozens of islands.
www.cpfieldinstitute.org /k12_event_show.php?event_id=117   (177 words)

 Santa Cruz Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Sleeps 6 Casita de Santa Cruz is a newly constructed 2 bedroom, 2 bath home located one and a half blocks from West Cliff Drive on the west side of Santa Cruz.
Located on the west side of Santa Cruz, one block from the beach and within walking distance of the famous surfing beach, "Steamer Lane" and thebeach boardwalk.
This spacious Santa Cruz beach rental has a flexible floor plan that is ideal for vacationing families or small groups.
santacruz.rentalo.com /santa_cruz_islands.htm   (1760 words)

 Solomon Islands rain forests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Solomon Islands rain forests are a terrestrial ecoregion which includes most of the Solomon Islands (except the Santa Cruz Islands) and the islands of Bougainville and Buka, which are part of Papua New Guinea.
The Santa Cruz Islands, which lie to the west of the Solomons, are part of the Vanuatu rain forests ecoregion, together with the neighboring archipelago of Vanuatu.
The Solomon Islands rain forests are a Tropical and subtropical moist broadleaf forests ecoregion, also known as a tropical rainforest.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/S/Solomon-Islands-rain-forests.htm   (188 words)

 Royal Caribbean International - Santa Cruz, Canary Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Made up of volcanic rock and lush green vegetation, there's no wonder why the island of La Palma is also known as "The Pretty Isle." It's one of seven islands in the Canary Islands archipelago off the coast of Africa and is dominated by natural beauty, from bright blue skies to fl-sand beaches.
The island's capital, Santa Cruz de la Palma, is on the east side of the island and is the center of all the action on this otherwise quiet and peaceful island.
In fact, Santa Cruz is known for its balconies, which range in size, color and material, from canary pine wood to antique iron.
www.royalcaribbean.com /findacruise/ports/group/home.do;jsessionid=0000Vjba0WfA5dHa3QJ9q-WebUX:v29bc620?portCode=PAM   (445 words)

 When Sea Level Rapidly Rose
Perhaps that chain of islands stretched from New Guinea to Polynesia, and then intersected the East Pacific Rise, a section of the Albatross Cordillera, an underwater mountain range that may have been exposed at a time when sea level was much lower.
The islands where they now were living once were the mountaintops of their vanished homeland.
This [culture] was common among all of the islands, but on each, [the people] had developed a microcosm to the extent that [the people of each island] had developed their own dialects [of the Guanche language].
www.geocities.com /athens/parthenon/3021/peleg.html   (3463 words)

 PICA - Pacific Islanders' Cultural Association
The triangle is bounded by the Hawaiian islands in the north, New Zealand in the west, and Easter Island in the east.
The island of New Guinea, the Bismarck and Louisiade archipelagos, the Admiralty Islands, and Bougainville Island (which make up the independent state of Papua New Guinea), the Solomon Islands, the Santa Cruz Islands (part of the Solomon Islands), New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands, Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides), Fiji, Norfolk Island, and various smaller islands.
The islands of Kiribati, Guam, Nauru, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Federated States of Micronesia (Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrate, all in the Caroline Islands).
www.pica-org.org /Terms/terms.htm   (173 words)

 Book Review: Carrier Strike
The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands Oct 1942
The Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands in the bitter Guadalcanal Campaign was history's fourth carrier-versus-carrier naval battle.
Deemed a Japanese victory because U.S. naval forces withdrew, Santa Cruz, on a strategic level, was an American victory because the U.S. Navy was able to hold the line and buy time, while Japan failed to achieve her goal of defeating the U.S. Pacific fleet in a decisive, all-or-nothing battle.
www.pacificwrecks.com /reviews/strike.html   (154 words)

 Audubon Nature Odusseys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Islands/Cruising the Galápagos Fly to Baltra and embark the 90-passenger Santa Cruz for a four-day cruise that promises memorable encounters, with visits to landing sites exclusive to this new itinerary, plus in-depth stops at some of the more populated islands.
White-sand beaches tempt travelers to relax or even swim with the island’s resident penguins, and a glassbottom boat ride reveals the stunning underwater world.
There is also plenty of time to glimpse island life along main street before trekking into the highlands’ lush vegetation for a visit to Los Gemelos — the twin pit craters at the island’s heart.
www.audubon.org /market/no/trips/GalapagosIslands/GalapagosIslands_may2005.html   (799 words)

 Battle of the Santa Cruz Islands, 26 October 1942   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
No matter what the Imperial Japanese Navy achieved during the nights, its gains were largely cancelled by intrepid US Marine pilots of the "Cactus Air Force" flying out of Henderson Field during the days.
At Santa Cruz, Kondo showed that he had learned well the lessons of Midway.
Shortly after midday on 25 October 1942, a patrolling PBY "Catalina" flying boat reported a sighting of two Japanese carriers to the north of the Solomon Islands.
www.users.bigpond.com /battleforaustralia/Guadalcanal/SantaCruz.html   (1138 words)

 Discoverers Web: Quiros
Born in Evora, Quirós had previously sailed with the galleons plying between the Philippine Islands and Mexico, and had acquired a profound knowledge of navigation.
In 1595 he served as pilot on the second voyage of Alvaro de Mendaña de Nehra, from Peru to the Marquesas Islands and the Santa Cruz Islands in the Pacific.
Missing the Santa Cruz Islands, he sailed to 38°N and returned via the North Pacific route to California and Acapulco, arriving 23 November 1606.
www.win.tue.nl /~engels/discovery/quiros.html   (902 words)

 CVO Website - Solomon Islands Volcanics
Kavachi, one of the most active submarine volcanoes in the SW Pacific, occupies an isolated position in the Solomon Islands far from major aircraft and shipping lanes.
Kavachi, sometimes referred to as Rejo te Kvachi ("Kavachi's oven"), is located south of Vangunu Island only 30 kilometers north of the site of subduction of the Indo-Australian plate beneath the Pacific plate.
The shallow submarine basaltic-to-andesitic volcano has produced ephemeral islands up to 150 meters long at least eight times since its first recorded eruption during 1939.
vulcan.wr.usgs.gov /Volcanoes/SolomonIslands/description_solomon_islands_volcanics.html   (404 words)

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