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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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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

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

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

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

Guadalcanal, The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle

PAC61
Richard Frank
Viking
1992
816
0140165614
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive account of the battle, using a variety of primary sources to flesh out the story of one of the most important battles on the Pacific front during WWII.
$25.00

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

Captain Cook, A Legacy Under Fire

PAC125
Vanessa Collingridge
Lyons Press
2003
384
1592280501
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
This eloquent, persuasive book resurrects the long forgotten George Collingridge and his evidence that not the venerable Captain Cook but Portuguese navigators got to Australia first.
$14.95

Captain James Cook

PAC24
Richard Hough
W. W. Norton & Company
1997
398
0393315193
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This fine, vividly written narrative includes a gripping account of Cook's discoveries throughout the Pacific.
$24.95

South Sea Tales

PAC85
Jack London
Modern Library
1985
384
0486419126
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
London draws on his voyages aboard the Snark in 1907-09 though Polynesia and the Solomons for these eight tales, vividly evoking the turn-of-the-century colonial Pacific.
$16.00

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

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

Flowers of the Pacific Island Seashore

PAC20
W. Arthur Whistler
University of Hawaii Press
1993
154
0824815289
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
A photographic field guide to 120 species of trees, shrubs and flowers of the tropical Pacific.
$21.00

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

Guadalcanal, The Definitive Account of the Landmark Battle

PAC61
Richard Frank
Viking
1992
816
0140165614
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive account of the battle, using a variety of primary sources to flesh out the story of one of the most important battles on the Pacific front during WWII.
$25.00

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

Captain James Cook

PAC24
Richard Hough
W. W. Norton & Company
1997
398
0393315193
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
This fine, vividly written narrative includes a gripping account of Cook's discoveries throughout the Pacific.
$24.95

South Sea Tales

PAC85
Jack London
Modern Library
1985
384
0486419126
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
London draws on his voyages aboard the Snark in 1907-09 though Polynesia and the Solomons for these eight tales, vividly evoking the turn-of-the-century colonial Pacific.
$16.00

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

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

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

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

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

Worth Looking For

Graveyards of the Pacific, From Pearl Harbor to Bikini Atoll

PAC111
Robert D. Ballard, Michael Hamilton Morgan (Contributor), Stephen Ambrose (Introduction)
National Geographic
2001
255
0792263669
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
1
An exploration of Pacific battle and nuclear testing sites, focusing on the sunken ships and downed airplanes scattered across the surrounding ocean floor.
$45.00

Moon Handbook South Pacific

PAC100
David Stanley
Avalon Travel Publishing
2004
976
1566914116
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
1
Stanley covers the South Pacific from French Polynesia to Tonga, Fiji and Easter Island in detail in this comprehensive overiew.
$24.95