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Oceania and the Southern Seas

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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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Blue Latitudes, Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

EXP31
Tony Horwitz
Picador USA
2003
480
0312422601
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Sailing on a replica of Endeavour, Horwitz mixes history, fun and adventure in this hilarious recap of Cook's daring voyages around the world.
$20.00

A Traveller's History of New Zealand and the South Pacific Islands

NZL60
John Chambers
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
416
1566565065
PAPER
History
12/1/2017
0
0
0
0
A brisk portrait of New Zealand and its culture, economy and society, this concise history also covers the settlement of the Pacific Islands.
$14.95

Aboriginal Australians

AUS230
Stephen Muecke
Thames & Hudson UK
2004
127
050030114X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A lively shirt-pocket encyclopedia, illustrating the culture, history and art of the Aborigines.
$15.95

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

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 Hawaii

HWI46
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
252
1465427058
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An on-the-ground guide to the Hawaiian Islands -- handsome, comprehensive and superb.
$23.00

Eyewitness Guide New Zealand

NZL45
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2016
384
1465439625
PAPER
Guidebook
1
0
0
0
This superb guide features color photography, dozens of excellent local maps and a region-by-region overview of attractions.
$25.00

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

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

The Fatal Shore

AUS04
Robert Hughes
Vintage Books
1988
752
0394753666
PAPER
History
0
1
0
0
In this celebrated social history, both scholarly and entertaining, Hughes traces the fate of those who were transported to the penal colonies of Australia between 1787 and 1868. It's an engaging popular account, drawn from the experiences of the colonists themselves.
$21.95

The Pacific Islands, An Encyclopedia

PAC204
Br Lal (Editor)
University of Hawaii Press
2000
704
082482265X
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Dozens of scholars and writers contribute to this authoritative, wide-ranging survey of the nature, cultures and history of the Pacific.
$117.00

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

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

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

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

Getting Stoned with Savages, A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu

PAC168
J. Maarten Troost
Crown
2006
256
0767921992
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Troost (Sex Lives of Cannibals) follows up his hilarious account of life in Kiribati with an equally amusing romp in Fiji and Vanuatu. Coaxed back to the islands by promises of a simpler life, Troost faces dangerous weather, potent drugs and tribal chiefs with his wit intact.
$13.99

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

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

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

Wild Borneo

BRN26
Nick Garbutt, Cede Prudente, David Attenborough (Photographer)
MIT Press
2006
176
0262072742
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This oversized book, featuring 250 color photographs, covers Borneo's habitats, wildlife, nature history and conservation.
$47.95

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

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Sleeping Beauties

HWI18
Susanna Moore
Vintage Books
1994
231
067975539X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fine novel featuring some beautifully rendered passages on the islands. It's the story of a young runaway, her eccentric aunt (an expert on local lore), and an opportunity to escape island life.
$13.00

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Singing Line, Tracking the Australian Adventures of My Intrepid Victorian Ancestors

AUS88
Alice Thomson
Doubleday
2000
320
0385497539
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The story of Charles and Alice Todd, who left Victorian England for South Australia as told by their great-great-granddaughter.
$19.00

Arts of the Pacific Islands

PAC81
Anne D'Alleva
Yale University Press
2010
176
0810927225
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Organized by island group, this authoritative, generously illustrated overview covers the well-known textiles, sculptures, jewelry, paintings, architecture and dance of New Guinea, Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia.
$24.00

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 t
$16.95

Gould's Book of Fish, A Novel in Twelve Fish

AUS126
Richard Flanagan
Grove Press
2003
404
0802139590
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Flanagan keeps the reader guessing with a dizzying mix of history, fantasy and word play in this wildly inventive novel steeped in the brutal 19th-century history of Tasmania.
$16.00

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

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

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

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

The Turning, New Stories

AUS169
Tim Winton
Scribner
2006
321
0743279794
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
These 17 overlapping stories, steeped in everyday life on western Australia, follow the fates of a handful of characters in a small coastal town outside Perth. Winton, short-listed twice so far for the Booker Prize, has published a string of memorable novels, children's books and stories, all richly set in the working class milieu of the sparsely populated coastal desert.
$20.99

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

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 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

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

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

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 Expectations.
$16.00

Sacred Places of a Lifetime

TVL458
National Geographic Society
National Geographic
2008
400
1426203365
HARD COVER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Lake Atitlan, Devil's Tower, Tikal, Stonehenge, Temple Mount and Angkor Wat are included in this expansively photographed survey of 500 of the world's mountains, monuments, temples and other places with the power to transform.
$40.00

Atlas of Remote Islands

WLD200
Judith Schalansky
Penguin Putnam
2010
144
014311820X
HARD COVER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Schalansky includes islands, both famous and utterly obscure, ranging across the world's seas in this intriguing collection, certain to ignite wanderlust. We bet no one has been to all 50!
$32.00

Captain Cook, Master of the Seas

PAC237
Frank McLynn
Yale University Press
2012
490
0300114214
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
McLynn re-creates the remarkable voyages that took the famous navigator from his native England to the remote Pacific, showing him to be a brave and brilliant seaman who transcended his humble beginnings as a deckhand and triumphed through good fortune, courage and talent.
$25.00

New Zealand Adventure Map

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