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Reef Fish Identification, Tropical Pacific

Reef Fish Identification, Tropical Pacific

by Paul Humann | Ned Deloach | Gerald Allen | Roger Steene

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2003
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 450 PAGES

This comprehensive guide to Indo-Pacific reef fishes features 2,500 color photographs. (DIV49, $48.00)

Down Time, Great Writers on Diving

Down Time, Great Writers on Diving

by Ed Kittrell | Casey Kittrell | Jim Kittrell

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 262 PAGES

A diverse anthology on the experience, pleasures and peril of diving by great writers, including Diane Ackerman and William Beebe. A thoughtful collection that communicates the rewards of being underwater. (DIV40, $15.95)

Eyewitness Guide Bali and Lombok

Eyewitness Guide Bali and Lombok

by Jean Couteau

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2013
  • FLEXI-BOUND
  • 240 PAGES

A highly visual guide to the history, culture, arts and attractions of Bali with hundreds of photographs, excellent maps and select hotel and restaurant listings. (BAL20, $23.00)

Lombok & Sumbawa Map

Lombok & Sumbawa Map

by Periplus Maps

  • 2012
  • MAP

A detailed map of the two islands east of Bali. (INS66, $8.95)

 
Reference Map of Oceania, The Pacific Islands of Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia

Reference Map of Oceania, The Pacific Islands of Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia


by James A. Bier

  • 2009
  • MAP

This double-sided sheet shows the whole Pacific from Hawaii west to French Polynesia, Micronesia and Papua New Guinea (1:17,460,000) with detailed maps of 52 islands and island chains on the reverse. (PAC07, $9.95)

Footprint Diving the World

Footprint Diving the World


by Beth Tierney | Shaun Tierney

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 352 PAGES

This beautifully illustrated guide covers 220 favorite dive sites in Australia and the Pacific, Central America, the Red Sea, East Africa, Thailand, Indonesia and the South Pacific. Includes a planning guide and practical diving tips. (OCE102, $29.95)

Pacific Journeys

Pacific Journeys


by Peter Hendrie

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

A striking portfolio of 330 color photographs of the people, nature and landscape of the region, Hendrie's gorgeous book includes images from his many journeys to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, to Tahiti and the Marquesas, Tonga, Fiji, Easter Island and Hawaii over the last 20 years. (PAC183, $45.00)

The Happy Isles of Oceania

The Happy Isles of Oceania


by Paul Theroux

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The peripatetic author flies off to Australia and New Zealand with a kayak and ends up exploring much of Melanesia and Polynesia, including Tonga, Fiji and the Marquesas, in this wickedly funny, wide-ranging tale. (PAC03, $15.95)

A House in Bali

A House in Bali


by Colin McPhee

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 213 PAGES

A warm tribute to the people, culture and especially the music of Bali in the 1930s. It's a literary classic, originally published in 1944. (BAL15, $20.00)

Blue Latitudes, Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

Blue Latitudes, Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before


by Tony Horwitz

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES

Sailing on a replica of Endeavour, Horwitz mixes history, fun and adventure in this hilarious recap of Cook's daring voyages around the world. (EXP31, $18.00)

Tales from the Torrid Zone

Tales from the Torrid Zone


by Alexander Frater

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

Born in Vanuatu, Frater (Chasing the Monsoon) is most at home among scattered islands and tropical outposts, hop-scotching from the Solomon Islands around the world. (PAC172, $14.95)

The Fragile Edge, Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific

The Fragile Edge, Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific


by Julia Whitty

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

Whitty illuminates coral reefs, their inhabitants and the pleasures of diving in this memoir of underwater adventures in Rangiroa, Tuvalu and Moorea. Winner of the 2008 Kiriyama Prize and John Burroughs Medal. (PAC173, $14.95)

Komodo!

Komodo!


by Peter Sis

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1993
  • HARD COVER
  • 32 PAGES
  • FAMILY

Sis follows a dragon-obsessed boy on a voyage to see the giant monitor on Komodo Island in this hugely enjoyable, strikingly illustrated tale. (INS111, $17.99)

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

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

The Song of the Dodo

The Song of the Dodo


by David Quammen

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 700 PAGES

Clearly written and engaging, Quammen narrates his adventures on the trail of natural wonders in Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles, Galapagos and Komodo and explains complex evolutionary phenomena with humor, wit and understanding. (CON05, $22.00)

A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific

A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific


by H. Douglas Pratt

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 409 PAGES

This landmark field guide with chapters on the islands and habitats features superb color plates by Pratt and a checklist of birds. (HWI32, $47.50)

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Java, Sumatra & Bali

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Java, Sumatra & Bali


by Alon Compost | Tony Tilford

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 136 PAGES

A convenient, pocket-sized guide to 235 birds on these three islands of Indonesia. Includes common species as well as some of the more marvelous and rarely seen ones. Includes 243 color photographs and maps of the regions. (INS89, $15.95)

Birds of Southeast Asia

Birds of Southeast Asia


by Craig Robson

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

This authoritative, masterfully illustrated guide, featuring 140 color plates covering 1,270 species throughout the region, also includes Malaysia, Burma, Borneo and Indonesia. (SEA49, $37.50)

Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific, New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands

Reef and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific, New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands


by John Randall

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2005
  • HARD COVER
  • 770 PAGES

This extraordinary handbook by leading authority John Randall features 2,018 color illustrations of South Pacific fishes. (PAC161, $77.00)

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