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A History of the Pacific Islands

A History of the Pacific Islands

by David Hackett Fischer

  • HISTORY
  • 2013
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES

A brief, authoritative history of the Pacific Islands from earliest habitation, through European influence, to the emergence of modern independent island nations. (PAC04, $30.00)

Coral Reef Fishes

Coral Reef Fishes

by Ewald Lieske | Robert Myers

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2002
  • PAPER
  • 400 PAGES

This compact handbook features 2,500 illustrations of shallow-water fishes around the world. (DIV05, $24.95)

Federated States of Micronesia and Palau

Federated States of Micronesia and Palau

by Ben Cook

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 234 PAGES

Written by former Peace Corps volunteers with intimate knowledge of Micronesia, this guide introduces travelers to the history and the culture of the region's many islands with insight on lesser known locales and helpful sections on diving and snorkeling. (PAC324, $18.95)

Palau Guide Map

by Franko's Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP

A colorful, laminated map of Palau that doubles as a reference for snorkelers and scuba divers. One side includes a wealth of information for snorkelers and the other offers tourist guidance and close-ups of Koror and Peleliu. (PAC323, $11.99)

 
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)

Lonely Planet South Pacific

Lonely Planet South Pacific


by Lonely Planet

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 614 PAGES

A comprehensive, detailed and practical guide to travel in the South Pacific from the Solomon Islands across to Pitcairn. (PAC120, $28.99)

Ocean, An Illustrated Atlas

Ocean, An Illustrated Atlas


by Sylvia Earle

  • REFERENCE
  • 2008
  • HARD COVER
  • 320 PAGES
  • CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

This National Geographic atlas features spectacular, cutting-edge maps of the sea floor, 200 color photographs, satellite images and timely commentary on exploration, global warming and conservation by Sylvia Earle and others. (OCE133, $65.00)

The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking

The Basic Book of Sea Kayaking


by Derek C. Hutchinson

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

A brief guide to the fundamentals of sea kayaking by a leading authority -- a useful introduction for the beginner and a review for experienced paddlers. With 50 color illustrations. (OCE54, $12.95)

Dive Atlas of the World

Dive Atlas of the World


by Jack Jackson

  • SPORT
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 300 PAGES

With contributions by local experts, this oversized guide -- equipped with superb maps and hundreds of photographs -- highlights coral reefs and dive sites world wide. Edited and with spectacular underwater photography by Jack Jackson. (OCE152, $49.95)

Islanders, The Pacific in the Age of Empire

Islanders, The Pacific in the Age of Empire


by Nicholas Thomas

  • HISTORY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 356 PAGES

Thomas explores the rich and surprising history of encounters, not only between Islanders and Europeans, but among Islanders, in the wake of the discoveries of Captain Cook. (PAC234, $24.00)

Nest in the Wind, Adventures in Anthropology on a Tropical Island

Nest in the Wind, Adventures in Anthropology on a Tropical Island


by Martha C. Ward

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 178 PAGES

A memoir of anthropological research among the peoples of Ponhpei in Micronesia. (PAC37, $17.95)

The People of the Sea, Environment, Identity, and History in Oceania

The People of the Sea, Environment, Identity, and History in Oceania


by Paul D'Arcy

  • HISTORY
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 292 PAGES

D'Arcy looks at the oceangoing traditions of the peoples of the Pacific from 1770 to the present in this scholarly but accessible overview. (PAC310, $25.00)

Oceanic Art

Oceanic Art


by Nicholas Thomas

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1995
  • PAPER
  • 216 PAGES

A concise, cogent and colorful overview of the gorgeous art of the Pacific Islands. Organized thematically with 182 illustrations, 26 in color. (PAC06, $19.95)

On the Road of the Winds

On the Road of the Winds


by Patrick Vinton Kirch

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 424 PAGES

An excellent scholarly review of the prehistory and archaeology of Pacific civilizations before European contact. (PAC101, $41.95)

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)

The Pacific Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia

The Pacific Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia


by Adrienne L. Kaeppler

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 210 PAGES

Kaeppler covers the range of textiles, bark cloth, body ornament carving and ornament found throughout the Pacific in this lively, authoritative survey. With 100 illustrations, most in full color. (PAC214, $27.95)

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, $18.95)

The Island of the Colorblind

The Island of the Colorblind


by Oliver Sacks

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

Sacks examines an unusually large population of colorblind people in the remote Pacific. (PAC44, $15.95)

30 Days in the South Pacific, True Stories of Escape to Paradise

30 Days in the South Pacific, True Stories of Escape to Paradise


by James O'Reilly | Sean O'Reilly | Larry Habegger

  • ANTHOLOGY
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 226 PAGES

This anthology, which presents its stories as a month-long journey, features 30 tales of visitors and vagabonds taken in by the South Pacific. (PAC159, $14.95)

South Sea Tales

South Sea Tales


by Jack London

  • LITERATURE
  • 1985
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

London draws on his voyages aboard the Snark in 1907-09 though Polynesia and the Solomons for these eight tales, vividly evoking the turn-of-the-century colonial Pacific. (PAC85, $13.00)

Great Migrations

Great Migrations


by K.M. Kostyal

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2010
  • HARD COVER
  • 304 PAGES

This companion book to the National Geographic series captures the drama of not just the Africa plains but of diverse creatures from butterflies and crabs to penguins and whales on the move across land and sea. (BST162, $35.00)

Ocean Duets

Ocean Duets


by Michele Westmoreland | Sylvia Earle

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 96 PAGES

This stunning portfolio of sea life celebrates the ocean's biodiversity with great color photographs and informative text. (OCE107, $12.95)

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)

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)

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)

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