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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.

Essential Reading

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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)

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 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)

Fiji Map

Fiji Map

by HEMA Maps

  • 2011
  • MAP

A true, in-depth tourist map to the islands of Fiji, single-sided, scaled to 1:625,000. Side one includes laundry lists of resorts, charters, golf courses and other helpful tourism info. The map features Vanua Levu, Viti Levu, Kadavu I, North Lau Group, South Lau Group and other satellite islands. (PAC74, $10.95)

 
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)

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)

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)

We, the Navigators, The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific

We, the Navigators, The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific


by David Lewis

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

This engaging classic examines how Stone Age Polynesians may have navigated the Pacific. The scholarly volume will appeal to seafarers and modern Pacific travelers. (PAC35, $31.99)

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)

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)

Tales of the South Pacific

Tales of the South Pacific


by James Michener

  • LITERATURE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

The first of the big Michener novels, set in World War II Polynesia. It's great fun, and the basis for the Rogers & Hammerstein musical "South Pacific." (PAC18, $16.00)

Fiji's Natural Heritage

Fiji's Natural Heritage


by Paddy Ryan

  • NATURAL HISTORY
  • 2000
  • HARD COVER
  • 288 PAGES

A superbly illustrated, comprehensive survey of the natural history of Fiji with 500 color photos. (PAC126, $34.95)

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)

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific

Coral Reef Animals of the Indo-Pacific


by Terence M. Gosliner

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1996
  • PAPER
  • 314 PAGES

A comprehensive handbook to 1,000 marine invertebrates by a leading expert from the California Academy of Sciences. (DIV19, $45.00)

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)

Flowers of the Pacific Island Seashore

Flowers of the Pacific Island Seashore


by W. Arthur Whistler

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1993
  • HARD COVER
  • 154 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A photographic field guide to 120 species of trees, shrubs and flowers of the tropical Pacific. (PAC20, $21.00)

Marine Life of the Pacific and Indian Oceans

Marine Life of the Pacific and Indian Oceans


by Gerald Allen

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 2000
  • HARD COVER
  • 96 PAGES
  • OUT OF PRINT

A handy, beautifully illustrated reference to 350 marine species found in the Indo-Pacific. (AUS28, $16.95)

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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