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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 Art of Tonga

The Art of Tonga

by Keith St. Cartmail

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 152 PAGES

A spectacular, comprehensive overview of Tongan material culture, this handsome book features the sculpture, body adornment, canoes, clubs, containers, tools, textiles and other art of Tonga, ancient and modern. (PAC69, $31.99)

Lonely Planet Samoa & Tonga

Lonely Planet Samoa & Tonga

by Peter Dragicevic

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

A practical, comprehensive guide in the popular series. (PAC136, $18.99)

 
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)

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)

Native Cultures of the Pacific Islands

Native Cultures of the Pacific Islands


by Douglas L. Oliver

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 172 PAGES

A digest of the author's scholarly work on the cultures of the Pacific before contact with Europeans. It's a brief and illuminating overview of native cultures, featuring good descriptions of family life, food, travel and social relations. (PAC08, $28.95)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Captain James Cook

Captain James Cook


by Richard Hough

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 1997
  • PAPER
  • 398 PAGES

This fine, vividly written narrative includes a gripping account of Cook's discoveries throughout the Pacific. (PAC24, $18.95)

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)

Mutiny on the Bounty

Mutiny on the Bounty


by James Norman Hall | Charles Nordhoff

  • LITERATURE
  • 1989
  • PAPER
  • 379 PAGES

The well-known (and loved) fictional account of the voyage of the HMS Bounty, greatly enjoyable despite its probable lack of accuracy regarding Bligh's personality. (PAC11, $15.99)

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)

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)

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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