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SMITHSONIAN JOURNEYS

Cruise the South Pacific: Auckland to Sydney

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.

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Eyewitness Guide New Zealand

Eyewitness Guide New Zealand

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region overview of attractions. (NZL45, $25.00)

Eyewitness Guide Sydney

Eyewitness Guide Sydney

by Eyewitness Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 264 PAGES

This superb guide to Sydney features color photography, dozens of excellent neighborhood maps and a district-by-district synopsis of the city's attractions. (AUS25, $23.00)

A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands

A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands

by John Chambers

  • HISTORY
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES
  • COMING IN FEBRUARY

A brisk portrait of New Zealand and its culture, economy and society, this concise history also covers the settlement of the Pacific Islands. (NZL60, $16.95)

New Zealand Adventure Map

New Zealand Adventure Map

by National Geographic Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP
  • BEST SELLER

A detailed map at a scale of 1:1,000,000, printed on handy tear- and water-resistant paper. (NZL09, $11.95)

 
Sydney Map

Sydney Map


by Borch Maps

  • 2006
  • MAP

A laminated map of the center of Sydney at a scale of 1:12,000. (AUS104, $9.95)

A Personal Kiwi-Yankee Dictionary

A Personal Kiwi-Yankee Dictionary


by Louis Leland

  • LANGUAGE & PHRASEBOOKS
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 115 PAGES

Take this book with you on your trip to help you untangle the sometimes perplexing and colorful local idioms. (NZL13, $7.95)

Maori Tattooing

Maori Tattooing


by H.G. Robley

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 240 PAGES

A new unabridged edition of the classic, illustrated sourcebook on Maori tattooing (moko), first published in 1896. The author pays scrupulous attention to the intricate patterns, design and cultural meaning of traditional Maori tattoos. (NZL67, $14.95)

Presenting New Zealand, An Illustrated History

Presenting New Zealand, An Illustrated History


by Philip Temple

  • HISTORY
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 160 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

Organized from North to South, this oversized paperback, featuring large, full-color archival illustrations on every page, is a profile of the island nation, its history, people and nature. (NZL106, $39.99)

The Birth of Sydney

The Birth of Sydney


by Tim F. Flannery

  • HISTORY
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Flannery's engaging portrait of Sydney from its initial settlement to the present day, incorporating observations by early visitors including Mark Twain, Charles Darwin and Captain Cook. (AUS100, $14.00)

The Fatal Shore

The Fatal Shore


by Robert Hughes

  • HISTORY
  • 1988
  • PAPER
  • 752 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

In this celebrated social history, both scholarly and entertaining, Hughes traces the fate of those who were transported to the penal colonies of Australia between 1787 and 1868. It's an engaging popular account, drawn from the experiences of the colonists themselves. (AUS04, $21.00)

30 Days in Sydney, A Wildly Distorted Account

30 Days in Sydney, A Wildly Distorted Account


by Peter Carey

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 256 PAGES

An impressionistic account of Carey's native city, the result of his return visit (with a tape recorder) after an absence of 17 years. (AUS123, $13.00)

Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All

Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All


by Christina Thompson

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 288 PAGES

Historian Thompson effortlessly alternates tales of mostly disastrous early encounters with the Maori and the story of the love of her life, Seven, the Maori she married, in this endearing memoir. (NZL96, $16.00)

In a Sunburned Country

In a Sunburned Country


by Bill Bryson

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 335 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The intrepid, ever-resourceful Bill Bryson revels in Australia's eccentric characters, dangerous flora and fauna and other oddities in this wildly funny, effortlessly informative travelogue. (AUS83, $15.99)

Once Were Warriors

Once Were Warriors


by Alan Duff

  • LITERATURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 192 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

This controversial best-selling novel follows the fate of a Maori woman in what appears to be modern-day Auckland, an insightful look at social problems of the Maori in contemporary New Zealand. (NZL19, $14.00)

Stories

Stories


by Katherine Mansfield

  • LITERATURE
  • 1991
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

The three marvelous, long stories in this collection constitute the beginnings of a novel based on Mansfield's childhood in Wellington. (NZL55, $16.95)

The Bone People

The Bone People


by Keri Hulme

  • LITERATURE
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

Set on the South Island, this powerful novel brings together three troubled individuals who represent Maori and European traditions in contemporary New Zealand. (NZL02, $16.00)

The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean

The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef, From the Red Sea to the Pacific Ocean


by Paddy Ryan

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 184 PAGES

This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs. (DIV18, $21.99)

Wild Fiordland

Wild Fiordland


by Neville Peat

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

This comprehensive overview of the natural history of New Zealand's Fiordland features maps, lively essays and 200 color photographs. (NZL06, $39.95)

A Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand

A Field Guide to the Birds of New Zealand


by Julian Fitter

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2012
  • PAPER

A comprehensive and compact guide by longtime resident Julian Fitter featuring 600 color photographs, range maps and species descriptions. (NZL116, $24.95)

Australian Wildlife

Australian Wildlife


by Raymond Leung | James Kavanaugh

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1999
  • PLASTIC CARD

This handy fold-out guide features illustrations of almost 150 species of Australian animals. Laminated and pocket-sized, it easily slips into your daypack. (AUS111, $6.95)

New Zealand Wildlife

New Zealand Wildlife


by Julian Fitter

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2009
  • PAPER
  • 176 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A splendid introduction to the nature and wildlife of New Zealand, featuring succinct chapters on geography and geology, history, habitats and wildlife, along with hundreds of color photographs. (NZL97, $25.99)

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