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New Guinea: Voyage of Discovery

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Oceanic Art

PAC06
Nicholas Thomas
Thames & Hudson
1995
216
0500202818
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A concise, cogent and colorful overview of the gorgeous art of the Pacific Islands. Organized thematically with 182 illustrations, 26 in color.
$19.95

Throwim Way Leg

NGA18
Tim F. Flannery
Grove Press
2000
336
0802136656
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This witty account of a scientific expedition to New Guinea combines natural history, adventure and insightful commentary. Flannery returned from the expedition with 20 new species of mammals -- including a tree kangaroo and bat thought extinct since the
$14.00

Under the Mountain Wall, A Chronicle of Two Seasons in Stone Age New Guinea

NGA04
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin Putnam
1987
272
0140252703
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Matthiessen describes the two years he spent observing and wandering among the Kurelu, a tribe untouched by civilization. Although focused on the central highlands, the book provides a fascinating introduction to New Guinea.
$19.00

Lonely Planet Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands

NGA06
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
260
1786572168
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This informative guide features a good overview of culture, history and nature, with excellent travel information and maps.
$29.99

New Guinea Map

NGA05
itmb
ITMB
2010
1
1553413423
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A color map showing both Papua New Guinea and West Papua (Indonesia) at a good scale.
$12.95

Lonely Planet Pidgin Phrasebook

PNG26
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
176
1743211899
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This handy pocket phrasebook includes pronunciation, basic grammar and essential vocabulary.
$9.99

Birds of Paradise, A Coloring Expedition

PNG39
Andrew Leach (Illustrator)
Perseus
2016
88
1943645388
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A crafty companion to Birds of Paradise (NGA25), this adult coloring book features 39 intricate designs inspired by the pristine forests of New Guinea.
$15.95

Growing Up in New Guinea, A Comparative Study of Primitive Education

PNG13
Margaret Mead
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
286
0688178111
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Mead's 1930 study of developmental stages among the people of Manus in the Admiralty Islands to the north of New Guinea.
$14.99

Guns, Germs and Steel

GEN86
Jared Diamond
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
496
0393354326
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An expert on Papua New Guinea, Diamond looks at geography, environment, economics and disease in this provocative, Pulitzer Prize-winning survey of human history and ecology.
$18.95

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 I
$45.00

The Ghost Mountain Boys, Their Epic March and the Terrifying Battle for New Guinea: the Forgotten War of the South Pacific

PNG24
James Campbell
Crown
2008
400
0307335976
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A forgotten but stirring story of patriotism and bravery, and a searing account of one battalion's hell march across New Guinea.
$16.00

The World Until Yesterday, What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?

NAT266
Jared Diamond
Penguin Putnam
2013
512
0143124404
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Diamond contrasts modern society with that of traditional cultures, largely drawn from his time among the people of Papua New Guinea in this sweeping book on an even bigger subject: how to live, finding much to admire in both worlds.
$20.00

Village on the Edge, Changing Times in Papua New Guinea

PNG20
Michael French Smith
University of Hawaii Press
2002
232
0824826094
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A portrait of the people of Kragur village in East Sepik in Papua New Guinea. Smith's unusual book, partly a report of his travels, combines clear prose with insight and affection for the people.
$29.00

Four Corners, Into the Heart of New Guinea

PNG14
Kira Salak
National Geographic Globes
2004
372
0792274172
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An adventurous, ambitious solo journey in the footsteps of British explorer Ivan Champion, who traversed New Guinea in 1927.
$16.00

Lost Among the Baining

PNG38
Gail Pool
University of Missouri Press
2015
295
0826220517
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Pool looks back with humor and insight on the year she and her husband spent conducting anthropological research among the Baining -- a remote tribe located in Papua New Guinea.
$27.95

Savage Harvest

NGA26
Carl Hoffman
HarperCollins
2014
336
0062116169
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Retracing Michael Rockefeller's steps in Papua New Guinea, where he disappeared without a trace in 1961, Hoffman immerses himself in a world of headhunters and cannibals, secret spirits and customs, uncovering thrilling new evidence as he lives among the
$15.99

Euphoria

PNG35
Lily King
Atlantic Monthly Press
2015
288
0802123708
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Based on Margaret Mead and her second and third husbands, this haunting and atmospheric novel follows the convoluted relationships and personalities of three anthropologists isolated within the female-led Tam tribe of Papua New Guinea along the Sepik Rive
$16.00

Mister Pip

PNG22
Lloyd Jones
Bantam Doubleday
2008
272
0385341075
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Jones sets his poignant tale of children, teachers and the transcendent power of storytelling in the midst of the 1990s civil war in Bougainville that pitched the islanders against the government of Papua New Guinea. He spins magic with gunfire and Great
$16.00

The White Mary

PNG25
Kira Salak
Henry Holt and Company
2009
384
0312429045
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in the remote jungles of New Guinea's interior, Salak's first novel -- the tale of a young reporter searching for a colleague -- captures the thrill and uncertainty of adventure.
$22.00

Birds of Paradise, Revealing The World's Most Extraordinary Birds

NGA25
Edwin Scholes, Tim Laman
National Geographic
2012
227
1426209584
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Photographed in Raja Ampat, the remote Aru Islands, Australia, the Arfak Mountains and all over the highlands of New Guinea, this sumptuous book not only showcases all 39 species of the spectacular birds, many never before photographed in the wild, but al
$50.00

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

Birds of New Guinea

NGA01
Thane Pratt, Bruce Beehler
Princeton University Press
2014
512
0691095639
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
With excellent color plates by Dale Zimmerman and contributions by Jared Diamond. Compact and convenient, this paper edition is sewn for extra strength and durability in the field. No birder on New Guinea should be without it.
$49.50

Birds of New Guinea, Distribution, Taxonomy, and Systematics

NGA27
Bruce M. Beehler
Princeton University Press
2016
672
069116424X
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
An expanded version of Princeton's Birds of New Guinea (NGA01), this field guide profiles 800 species and includes a formal scientific review, a geographic gazetteer and a complete bibliography.
$75.00

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

Guns, Germs, and Steel DVD 2-DVD Set

GEN958
Jared Diamond, National Geographic Society
National Geographic Video
2005
0792292553
DVD
Film
0
0
0
0
The stunning companion documentary to Diamond's Pulitzer Prize-winning book.
$29.95

More Books

Argonauts of the Western Pacific

PNG07
Bronislaw Malinowski
Waveland Press
1922
527
1478602090
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A landmark work in the field of economic anthropology, this book focuses on the exchange system of the Trobriand Islands. It also includes well considered ruminations on social organization, folklore, magic and ways of life.
$31.95

The Bird Man and the Lap Dancer, Close Encounters with Strangers

TVL38
Eric Hansen
Vintage Books
2005
228
0679771824
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A hilarious account of Hansen's offbeat experiences and encounters around the world over the past 25 years. Hansen is a favorite travel writer with a welcome interest in natural history, oddball characters and tales.
$15.95

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 in which he offers case studies, present and past, of societies that work and societies that do not, devoting 100 carefully reasoned pages, for example, to the
$20.00

A Diary in the Strict Sense of the Term

PAC191
Bronislaw Malinowski
Stanford University Press
1989
615
0804717079
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Extracts from the diaries of the renowned anthropologist, written during stays on New Guinea, Mailu and the Trobriand Islands.
$39.00

Ethnographic Presents, Pioneering Anthropologists in the Papua New Guinea Highlands

NGA15
Terence Hays (Editor)
University of California Press
1992
0520077458
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this richly detailed book, seven pioneering anthropologists tell of their field work in the highlands region of Papua New Guinea, a world largely unseen by westerners as late as 1950.
$63.00

A Faraway, Familiar Place, An Anthropologist Returns to Papua New Guinea

PNG36
Michael French Smith
University of Hawaii Press
2013
272
0824836863
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
For Michael French Smith, who has been called the "academic grandchild of Margaret Mead," a tiny village on Kairiru Island off Papua New Guinea is a faraway yet familiar place. His third book about the island leans away from anthropological research and
$52.00

Islanders, The Pacific in the Age of Empire

PAC234
Nicholas Thomas
Yale University Press
2012
356
030018056X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
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.
$28.00

Lost Worlds, Adventures in the Tropical Rainforest

NAT145
Bruce Beehler
Yale University Press
2009
256
0300158335
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Drawing on his experiences in Papua New Guinea, India, Madagascar, Indonesia, the Philippines, Panama and the Ivory Coast, Beehler describes the surprises -- both pleasant and unpleasant -- of fieldwork.
$20.00

Notebooks from New Guinea

NGA24
Vojtech Novotny
Oxford University Press
2011
256
0199609640
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Novotny writes with offhand candor and verve in this exhilarating account of field work among the people of New Guinea over the last ten years.
$17.95

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

Dark Lands

TVL571
Tony Wheeler
Lonely Planet Publications
2013
174321846X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Roving ambassador for travel and a founder of Lonely Planet, Tony Wheeler, who had already visited countries called out as the Axis of Evil for Bad Lands, this time journeys to Haiti, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Colombia, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea
$15.99

Fifty Places to Dive Before You Die, Diving Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations

TVL592
Chris Santella
Harry N. Abrams
2008
223
158479710X
HARD COVER
Sport
0
0
0
0
These expert-selected underwater destinations serve as great adventure-starters and good armchair reading.
$24.95

Voyage of the Turtle, In Pursuit of the Earth's Last Dinosaur

NAT98
Carl Safina
Henry Holt and Company
2007
288
0805078916
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Safina follows leatherbacks around the world, including a thrilling journey from Monterey, California, to nesting grounds in Papua, New Guinea in this absorbing natural history.
$19.99

Stinging Trees and Wait-A-Whiles: Confessions of a Rainforest Biologist

AUS90
William Laurance
University of Chicago Press
2000
184
0226468968
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A scientist's memoir from the 1980s at Millaa Millaa in the tropics of Queensland, detailing the rigors of field research and the joys of discovery.
$25.00

Tales from the Torrid Zone

PAC172
Alexander Frater
Alfred Knopf
2008
384
0307388263
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Born in Vanuatu, Frater (Chasing the Monsoon) is most at home among scattered islands and tropical outposts, hop-scotching from the Solomon Islands around the world.
$14.95

Pigs for the Ancestors

NGA07
Roy Rappaport
Waveland Press
2000
501
157766101X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
In this anthropological classic, Rappaport looks at the elaborate ritual surrounding agriculture in the Central Highlands of Papua New Guinea.
$35.95

PNG, A Fact Book on Modern Papua New Guinea

NGA08
Jackson Rannells
Oxford University Press
1995
212
0195536797
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
A source book on the history, geography, people, economy and government of Papua New Guinea, organized from A to Z.
$65.00

Sex and Temperament in Three Primitive Societies

NGA12
Margaret Mead
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
335
0060934956
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A classic, still controversial book originally published in 1935. Mead looks at development, and especially the roles of men and women, in three societies in New Guinea. She conducted field work along the Sepik River from 1931-1933.
$15.99

Sugar: A Global History

GNL19
Andrew F. Smith
Reaktion Books
2015
128
1780234341
HARD COVER
Food
0
0
0
0
A short and sweet history that begins in New Guinea circa 8000 BC and winds through the ages, exploring humankind’s complex relationship with the equally beloved and loathed commodity.
$18.95

The Trembling Mountain, A Personal Account of Kuru, Cannibals and Mad Cow Disease

NGA17
Robert Klitzman
Perseus
2001
333
0738206148
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A medical mystery story set among the Fore people of highland New Guinea. This account of Klitzman's research into the origins of debilitating and incurable kuru focuses on the people and culture as much as on the groundbreaking research on prions.
$24.00

For Kids

Quest for the Tree Kangaroo

PNG21
Sy Montgomery, Nic Bishop (Photographer)
Houghton Mifflin Company
2009
80
0618496416
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The tree kangaroo of Papua New Guinea is captured in beautiful detail by photographer Bishop, while Montgomery provides an engaging text about the animal and the scientist who study it.
$9.99

New Guinea Moon

PNG37
Kate Constable
Independent Publishers Group
2014
288
1743315031
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
In this evocative young adult novel, 16-year-old Julie must abruptly leave home and spend the summer in New Guinea with a father she hardly knows, navigating a strange, unfamiliar culture.
$13.99

Worth Looking For

Islands in the Clouds, Travels in the Highlands of New Guinea (Serial)

NGA11
Isabella Tree
Lonely Planet Publications
1996
264
0864423691
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
An account of a modern journey through the highlands of Papua New Guinea.
$10.95

Diving & Snorkeling Papua New Guinea

PAC59
Bob Halstead, Tim Rock
Lonely Planet Publications
1999
160
086442776X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
An illustrated guide to popular diving and snorkeling sites with maps, excellent color photographs and an overview of the region.
$17.95

Mammals of New Guinea

PNG15
Tim F. Flannery
Cornell University Press
1995
568
0801431492
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
An authoritative, illustrated handbook to the mammals of New Guinea.
$89.95

Man as Art: New Guinea

NGA03
Andrew Strathern
Chronicle Books
1993
144
081180478X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
Color photographs presenting traditional body ornamentation on the island.
$22.95

The Lost Tribe, A Harrowing Passage into New Guinea's Heart of Darkness

NGA14
Edward Marriott
Henry Holt and Company
1999
256
0805064494
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
Marriott tells of his "discovery" and experiences among the Liawep people.
$13.00