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Reading and Travel Guide
Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude. We have updated the original package. These are the current recommendations.
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Essential Reading Package-EXAUS164

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND. Buy these 5 items as a set for $89 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

In a Sunburned Country

AUS83
Bill Bryson
Broadway Books
2001
335
0767903862
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
The intrepid, ever-resourceful Bryson revels in Australia's eccentric characters, dangerous flora and fauna and other oddities in this wildly funny, effortlessly informative travelogue.
$16.99

Eyewitness Guide Australia

AUS101
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
588
1465439560
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This helpful guide features hundreds of innovative maps, color photographs and choice recommendations for excursions and sightseeing.
$30.00

Eyewitness Guide New Zealand

NZL45
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
384
1465439625
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region overview of attractions.
$25.00

Australia Map

AUS23
ITMB
ITMB
2010
2
1553411277
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A handy, folded map at a scale of 1:3,500,000.
$12.95

New Zealand Adventure Map

NZL09
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2011
1
1566955491
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A detailed map at a scale of 1:1,000,000, printed on handy tear- and water-resistant paper.
$11.95

A Personal Kiwi-Yankee Dictionary

NZL13
Louis Leland
Pelican Publishing Company
1990
115
0882894145
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
Take this book with you on your trip to help you untangle the sometimes perplexing and colorful local idioms.
$7.95

Australia, An Ecotraveler's Guide

AUS128
Hannah Robinson
Interlink Publishing Group
2003
290
1566564794
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A handbook and guide to wildlife, habitats and travel in Australia with 400 color photographs and excellent descriptive information on birds, mammals and other creatures.
$23.95

Lonely Planet Melbourne & Victoria

AUS73
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
352
1742202152
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A travel guide to Melbourne and surroundings with excellent maps and plenty of practical information.
$21.99

A Commonwealth of Thieves, The Improbable Birth of Australia

AUS177
Thomas Keneally
Doubleday
2007
384
140007956X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Keneally illuminates the birth of New South Wales with drama and flair, richly evoking the social conditions in London, long sea voyage and the conditions in Australia.
$16.00

The Reef, A Passionate History

AUS277
Iain McCalman
Macmillan
2015
352
0374535345
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
McCalman, a historian at the University of Sydney, brings to life the explorers and scientists, beachcombers, divers, indigenous peoples and castaways who first experienced the Great Barrier Reef.
$16.00

The Songlines

AUS01
Bruce Chatwin
Penguin
2012
320
0142422576
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
1
0
0
Rory Stewart provides the introduction to this 25th anniversary edition of Chatwin's celebrated travelogue. Chatwin transforms a journey through the Outback into an exhilarating, semi-fictional meditation on our place in the world.
$17.00

Aboriginal Art

AUS14
Wally Caruana
Thames & Hudson
2013
239
0500204160
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This well-illustrated survey focuses on the spiritual and geographic sources of art and ritual traditions in Australia. With 187 well produced black-and-white and color illustrations.
$21.95

Come on Shore and We Will Kill and Eat You All

NZL96
Christina Thompson
Bloomsbury USA
2009
288
1596911271
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Historian Thompson effortlessly alternates tales of mostly disastrous early encounters with the Maori and the story of the love of her life, Seven, the Maori she married, in this endearing memoir.
$15.00

My Place

AUS19
Sally Morgan
Independent Publishers Group
1987
440
0949206318
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
1
0
A deeply moving autobiography of three generations in Australia, which artfully evokes Aboriginal culture. Morgan, who spent her childhood in Perth, didn't discover her Aboriginal background until she was in her teens.
$19.95

Stilwater: Finding Wild Mercy in the Outback

AUS279
de Grenade, Rafael
Milkweed Editions
2014
256
1571313141
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A vividly descriptive account of a woman’s experiences as a cattle rancher at the Stilwater cattle station in Queensland; de Grenade contrasts the startling, pastoral beauty of the land and wildlife with the harshness of ranch life.
$16.00

Australia, A Traveler's Literary Companion

AUS38
Robert Ross
Whereabouts Press
1998
256
1883513057
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Arranged geographically, this collection of works by mostly local writers, including Patrick White, Peter Carey and other luminaries, introduces the cultures, geography and mindset of Australia.
$13.95

Once Were Warriors

NZL19
Alan Duff
Vintage Books
1995
192
0679761810
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This controversial best-selling novel follows the fate of a Maori woman in what appears to be modern-day Auckland, an insightful look at social problems of the Maori in contemporary New Zealand.
$14.00

The Bone is Pointed

AUS171
Arthur Upfield
Touchstone
1998
304
0684850575
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
This Inspector Napoleon Bonaparte mystery finds the half-Aborigine detective in the place he knows best, the Australian outback, where he is investigating the disappearance of a local scoundrel.
$20.95

The Bone People

NZL02
Keri Hulme
Viking
2010
464
0143116452
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set on the South Island, this powerful novel brings together three troubled individuals who represent Maori and European traditions in contemporary New Zealand.
$16.00

The Luminaries

NZL126
Eleanor Catton
Little Brown and Company
2014
864
0316074292
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Murder and mystery in 19th-century New Zealand. This epic and intricately constructed tale -- spinning out over 800 pages -- is set during the wild days of the 1866 gold rush on the west coast of South Island. It's just over Arthur's Pass from where Catton was raised in Christchurch.
$18.00

True History of the Kelly Gang

AUS119
Peter Carey
Vintage Books
2001
386
0375724672
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Carey's powerful, daring novel, steeped in the colonial history of late 19th-century Australia, won him a second Booker (the first was for Oscar & Lucinda). Outlaw, folk hero, thief and patriot, the Irish immigrant Ned Kelly and his clan figure large in the Australian mindset.
$15.95

Chasing Kangaroos

AUS186
Tim Flannery
Grove Press
2008
272
0802143717
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
In this ode to the kangaroo, Flannery weaves his own coming of age as a scientist with tales of the strange marsupial, past and present.
$14.00

Australia: The East, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

AUS167
Les Beletsky
Interlink Publishing Group
2007
544
1566566142
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Featuring 650 full-color illustrations of common fish, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and birds of Australia and an overview of parks and preserves including the Great Barrier Reef.
$29.95

More Books

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

The Nutmeg of Consolation

AUS17
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1993
315
0393309061
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This 14th installment in the Aubrey/Maturin series finds Captain Aubrey and his crew shipwrecked and making their way to the penal colony at Botany Bay, the notorious first European settlement in Australia.
$15.95

Fishwatcher's Field Guide, Great Barrier Reef

DIV41
I Greenberg
Seahawk Press
1985
LB-1108
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A double-sided, laminated card covering the reef fish of Australia, Papua New Guinea and the tropical Pacific.
$7.50

Maori Tattooing

NZL67
H.G. Robley
Dover Publications
2004
240
0486430928
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A new unabridged edition of the classic, illustrated sourcebook on Maori tattooing (moko), first published in 1896. The author pays scrupulous attention to the intricate patterns, design and cultural meaning of traditional Maori tattoos.
$15.95

Dirt Music, A Novel

AUS151
Tim Winton
Scribner
2003
416
0743228480
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An alcoholic mother and a down-on-his luck poacher anchor this haunting novel, set in the dramatic landscape of Western Australia
$18.00

Wild Australia

AUS168
IMAX
Slingshot
2002
1584482478
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
A dazzling overview of Australia, its geology, evolution, culture and wildlife on DVD, originally presented in IMAX theatres.
$19.99

The Secret River

AUS179
Kate Grenville
Canongate
2007
334
1841959146
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Inspired by the history of her own family, Kate Grenville evokes all the bravado, trickery and conflict over the settlement of New South Wales in her tale of a Thames boatsman banished to the new colony in 1806.
$16.00

For Kids

Stowaway

OCE81
Karen Hesse
Aladdin Books
2002
320
0689839898
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
For this novel, renowned children's author Karen Hesse imagines the voyages of Captain Cook (including landings in Australia and New Zealand), from the point of view of a young stowaway named Nicholas. Ages 9-14.
$7.99