Marquesas

The Islands of the South Pacific: Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, the Marquesas, the Cook Islands, Tonga & Beyond

Thomas Booth, "The Islands of the South Pacific: Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, the Marquesas, the Cook Islands, Tonga & Beyond (Travel Adventures) "
eISBN: 093516197X, ASIN: B00864S9D2 | 2013 | EPUB | 180 pages | 10 MB
TBS Rediscovery of the World - Marquesas islands: Mountains from the Sea (1987)

TBS Rediscovery of the World - Marquesas islands: Mountains from the Sea (1987)
DVDRip | 720x544 | .MKV/AVC @ 1953 Kbps | 47mn 50s | 746 MiB
Audio: English AC3 224 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary

Jacques Cousteau is television's most celebrated maker and presenter of documentaries about the underwater world. Setting the standard for such programmes for decades to come, he had a profound influence upon succeeding generations of television documentary-makers around the world. In 1985 Cousteau launched his most ambitious expedition since 1968 when he began the series "The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau"– a five-year "Rediscovery of the World" excursion that circumnavigated the globe.
Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Island"

Eric Kjellgren, Carol S. Ivory, "Adorning the World: Art of the Marquesas Island"
Publisher: Met. Museum of Art | 2005 | ISBN: 0300107129 | English | PDF | 140 pages | 18.3 Mb

Known for the elegance and complexity of their decorative art, Marquesan artists were described by Paul Gauguin as possessing "an unheard of sense of decoration" in all they created. The extraordinary ways in which Marquesans adorned their world are reflected in virtually every type of object they made and used—from sacred figures of gods and ancestors to items that were purely functional.
Various Artists - Music of Polynesia Volume III: Easter Island, Marquesas Islands (1994)

Various Artists - Music of Polynesia Volume III: Easter Island, Marquesas Islands (1994)
World/Ethnic | FLAC lossless | cuesheets+log | covers+booklet | 46m51s | 269mb
Label: JVC | cat. no. VICG 5273

Jacques Brel - Les Marquises (With Bonus Tracks)  Music

Posted by mohet2003 at Oct. 12, 2008
Jacques Brel - Les Marquises (With Bonus Tracks)

Jacques Brel - Les Marquises (With Bonus Tracks)
French | MP3 @320 kbps | Covers | Time: 48:19 | 91 MB
Remastered 2004 this edition includes 5 Bonus Tracks

In 1973, after he stopped his acting career, Jacques Brel decides to travel around the world. On his boat, the Askoy II - bought in 1974, he sails the tropical seas. But he knows his fate his scealed, he has lung cancer. In 1976, his doctors tell him that he cannot be cured. He then move to the Marquesas where he writes the songs composing this album. The album is released on November 17th of 1977, one million copies have been pre-ordered.
This testament album includes some of his best songs : Jaurès, an homage to the socialist politician murdered just before World War I; Knokke-Le Zoute Tango where he openly sings about sex and prostitution in Amsterdam - his descriptions of these women had never been that precise before; Les F… a song defending french speaking culture in Belgium and mocking Flemish speaking people (he is Flemish himself) on a slightly disco music which differenciates it from the other tracks of this album.
Five of the songs here are from the musical Vilebrequin : Voir un ami pleurer, Vieillir, Les remparts de Varsovie, Le bon dieu and Knokke-Le-Zoute Tango. These great songs alone make this album a must hear. Voir un ami pleurer and Vieillir are very melancholic which makes sense considering Brel knew he was doomed when he wrote it. Les remparts de Varsovie is more upbeat and cheerful though quite machist, it has to be told that Brel had never hidden he favoured man frienship over women's love.
The original album ended on Les Marquises, a hymn to his final home where Brel lived a simple and harmonious life awaiting his death. He died on October 9th of 1978, he had left the Marquesas two days before. He has been buried in the Marquesas in the same cemetery than French painter Paul Gauguin.
This 2004 remastered edition includes 5 bonus tracks of what might have been Brel's new album had he lived a little longer…

CBC The Nature of Things - The Adventurers (2008)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at April 8, 2017
CBC The Nature of Things - The Adventurers (2008)

CBC The Nature of Things - The Adventurers (2008)
PDTV | 640 x 464 | .AVI/XviD @ 2029 Kbps | 4x~44mn | English MP3 128 Kbps, 2 channels | 2.68 GB
Genre: Documentary

There are cultures all over the world that are on the brink of disappearing. The intriguing four-part series The Adventurers is about maverick explorers searching for vanishing populations, lost cultures and hidden cities - proving that there are people and places out there that the rest of us are barely aware of.

Lonely Planet Tahiti & French Polynesia (Travel Guide)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at Nov. 3, 2016
Lonely Planet Tahiti & French Polynesia (Travel Guide)

Lonely Planet, "Lonely Planet Tahiti & French Polynesia (Travel Guide)"
English | ISBN: 1786572192 | 2016 | PDF | 256 pages | 20 MB
Charles E. Wood - Charlie's Charts of Polynesia: The South Pacific, east of 165 W. Longitude

Charles E. Wood - Charlie's Charts of Polynesia: The South Pacific, east of 165 W. Longitude
2000 | ISBN: 0969726570 | English | 205 pages | PDF | 14.5 MB

Gauguin's Intimate Journals (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by sasha82 at May 3, 2016
Gauguin's Intimate Journals (Dover Fine Art, History of Art)

Gauguin's Intimate Journals (Dover Fine Art, History of Art) by Paul Gauguin
2011 | ISBN: 0486294412 | English | 160 pages | EPUB | 9 MB

"Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology" by Robert D. Craig (Repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by exLib at Oct. 8, 2015
"Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology" by Robert D. Craig (Repost)

"Dictionary of Polynesian Mythology" by Robert D. Craig
Greenwood Press | 1989 | ISBN: 0313258902 | 462 pages | PDF/djvu | 43 MB

In this first reference guide to the mythology of these "Vikings of the Pacific," Craig reviews Polynesian legends, stories, gods, goddesses, and heroes in hundreds of alphabetical entries that succinctly describe both characters and events. His wide-ranging and thorough introduction set the subject in its geographic, historical, anthropological, and linguistic contexts, offering an illuminating overview of the origin of the Polynesians as a distinct people and tracing their voyages and settlements from Indonesia to Malaysia, Tonga, Samoa, the Marquesas, the various islands of eastern Polynesia, including Hawaii, and also to Easter Island, New Zealand, and beyond.