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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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Pacific Journeys

PAC183
Peter Hendrie
University of Hawaii Press
2003
224
0957740204
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
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.
$45.00

Lonely Planet South Pacific

PAC120
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
608
1786572184
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, detailed and practical guide to travel in the South Pacific from the Solomon Islands across to Pitcairn.
$29.99

South Pacific Islands Map

PAC164
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2017
2
3922539513
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Covering the Pacific from Pitcairn to Papua New Guinea at a scale of 13:000,000. With 30 individual island maps, including Easter Island, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, Marquesas, French Polynesia, Vanuatu and Fiji.
$13.95

Easter Island & Santiago Map

EIL06
ITMB
ITMB
2015
1
1771292555
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful map of downtown Santiago, with all neighborhoods labelled and a subway map, at a scale of 1:12,500. The reverse depicts Easter Island with notes and color photographs (1:24,000).
$12.95

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

PAC07
James A. Bier
University of Hawaii Press
2009
2
082483108X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
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.
$9.99

Easter Island, the Essential Guide

EIL17
Kay Sanger
Easter Island Foundation
2015
198
1880636301
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An archaeologist who has worked on Rapa Nui since the 1980s and past president of the Easter Island Foundation, Sanger covers the history, archaeology, people and practicalities of Easter Island in this authoritative guide.
$22.00

Insight Guide Chile

CHI03
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
384
1780051913
PAPER
Guidebook
6/1/2016
0
0
0
0
This glossy guide provides a full-color introduction by a team of experts to the land, people, history and attractions of Chile. Brief background essays highlight important topics. With many local and regional maps.
$25.99

Lonely Planet Tahiti and French Polynesia

PAC86
Celeste Brash, Jean-Bernard Carillet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
256
1786572192
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide to Tahiti and French Polynesia includes a good overview of history, culture and nature and helpful travel details for your journey.
$22.99

Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

GEN324
Jared Diamond
Viking
2011
575
0143036556
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Diamond tackles nothing less than the history and fate of civilization in this compelling book with case studies of failed societies. For example, to the fate of the Norse settlements in Greenland and the builders on Easter Island.
$20.00

Island at the End of the World

EIL18
Steven Roger Fischer
Reaktion Books
2006
215
1861892829
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Fischer's cultural and political history takes in the full sweep of Easter Island from prehistory through civil rights protests of the 1960s.
$32.00

Noa Noa, The Tahiti Journal

PAC13
Paul Gauguin, John Miller (Editor)
Dover Publications
1985
96
0486248593
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Gauguin’s impressions of two years in French Polynesia, originally published in 1919. With 24 black-and-white illustrations.
$5.95

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

PAC310
Paul D'Arcy
University of Hawaii Press
2008
292
0824832973
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
D'Arcy looks at the oceangoing traditions of the peoples of the Pacific from 1770 to the present in this scholarly but accessible overview.
$25.00

Kon-Tiki, Across the Pacific by Raft

PAC10
Thor Heyerdahl, F. H. Lyon (Translator)
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1990
304
0671726528
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The hugely popular account of a daring 1947 voyage that sailed along the Humboldt and Equatorial currents from Peru to Tahiti. Apart from the sheer adventure, Heyerdahl wanted to show the world that Polynesians could have settled the region. With photographs.
$7.99

On the Road of the Winds

PAC101
Patrick Vinton Kirch
University of California Press
2001
424
0520234618
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
An excellent scholarly review of the prehistory and archaeology of Pacific civilizations before European contact.
$42.95

The Cruise of the Snark

PAC17
Jack London
Dover Publications
2000
320
0486412482
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A facsimile edition of London's richly evocative account of his ambitious 1906-1907 voyage aboard a 43-foot ketch from San Francisco to Hawaii, the Marquesas, Tuomotos, Fiji and the Solomon Islands with his wife and two crew members. Includes 119 original photographs of places and people.
$16.95

The Happy Isles of Oceania

PAC03
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
480
061865898X
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
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.
$16.95

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

PAC35
David Lewis
University of Hawaii Press
1994
464
0824815823
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This engaging classic examines how Stone Age Polynesians may have navigated the Pacific. The scholarly volume will appeal to seafarers and modern Pacific travelers.
$32.99

Easter Island, Island of Enigmas

EIL23
John Dos Passos
Lightning Source
2004
150
0385513615
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An amateur archaeologist, novelist Dos Passos mixes travel and observation with the history of exploration of Rapa Nui in this brief, engaging book.
$15.00

In the South Seas

PAC147
Robert Louis Stevenson
Penguin
1999
283
0140434364
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A set of Stevenson's personal sketches describing a year of travels in the Marquesas, Paumotus and the Gilberts, first written as magazine articles and then reworked to incorporate detail on local peoples and history, published posthumously.
$17.00

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

PAC173
Julia Whitty
Lightning Source
2008
304
0618197168
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
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.
$18.95

Easter Island

EIL13
Jennifer Vanderbes
Bantam Doubleday
2003
308
0385336748
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this mesmerizing novel, Vanderbes spins parallel stories of two young women on Easter Island, one an archaeologist with a 1913 expedition and the other an American botanist who visits 60 years later.
$15.00

Mutiny on the Bounty

PAC11
James Norman Hall, Charles Nordhoff
Little Brown and Company
1989
379
0316611689
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.99

South Sea Tales

PAC15
Robert Louis Stevenson
Oxford University Press
2008
289
0199536082
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These entertaining tales, set among both real and mythical islands, show Stevenson's keen observations of island life.
$14.95

Tales of the South Pacific

PAC18
James Michener
Random House
2014
384
0812986350
PAPER
Literature
9/9/2014
0
0
0
0
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."
$16.00

Astronomy 101, From the Sun and Moon to Wormholes and Warp Drive, Key Theories, Discoveries, and Facts About the Universe

SCI332
Brent Stewart
Adams Media Corporation
2013
288
1440563594
HARD COVER
Science
0
0
0
0
This "Crash Course in the Science of Space" touches lightly on a variety of outer space subjects with suggestions for additional resources should readers want to learn more about a specific subject.
$15.95

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

DIV18
Paddy Ryan
University of Hawaii Press
1994
184
0824816056
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This take-along guide covers coral reefs, fish, invertebrates and plants of the Indo-Pacific and includes 200 color photographs.
$21.99

Reef Fish Identification, Tropical Pacific

DIV49
Paul Humann, Ned Deloach, Gerald Allen, Roger Steene
New World Publications
2015
450
1878348604
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This comprehensive guide to Indo-Pacific reef fishes features 2,500 color photographs.
$48.00

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

HWI32
H. Douglas Pratt
Princeton University Press
1987
409
0691023999
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This landmark field guide with chapters on the islands and habitats features superb color plates by Pratt and a checklist of birds.
$49.95

Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island

CHI04
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
480
1742207804
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This practical guide includes a chapter on Easter Island in addition to a comprehensive overview of Chile, its history and culture.
$26.99

The Mystery of Easter Island

EIL10
Katherine Routledge
S.C.B.
1998
404
0932813488
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Captivating in its period detail, this record of a remarkable 1913 scientific voyage from Southampton to Easter Island includes unforgettable early impressions of the island.
$19.95

8 Men and a Duck

EIL14
Nick J. Thorpe
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2003
240
0743243099
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The account of a comically misguided attempt to sail a reed boat from Huatajata to Easter Island ala Thor Heyerdahl. The title of this very British quest describes the crew aboard the vessel, which included the author.
$16.99

The Statues That Walked, Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island

EIL26
Carl Lipo, Terry Hunt
Perseus
2012
237
1619020203
PAPER
Archaeology
0
0
0
0
Drawing on archaeological evidence and their own work, Hunt and Lip challenge Jared Diamond's view of eco-catastrophe in this convincing new history of Rapa Nui.
$16.95

For Kids

Call It Courage

PAC218
Armstrong Sperry
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2008
128
141695368X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
This moving tale follows the journey of Mafatu, a young Polynesian boy living on the atoll of Hikueru. Mafatu sets off on an adventure and leaves his coral island behind to overcome his terrible fear of the sea and live up to his name, which means Stout Heart.
$7.99