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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

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

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

Lonely Planet Rarotonga, Samoa & Tonga

PAC136
Peter Dragicevic
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
256
1786572176
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A practical, comprehensive guide in the popular series.
$21.99

Lonely Planet Vanuatu & New Caledonia

PAC99
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
224
1786572206
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide book to the region with 47 maps, a good cultural overview and much practical information.
$21.99

A History of the Pacific Islands

PAC04
David Hackett Fischer
St. Martins
2013
368
0230362699
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief, authoritative history of the Pacific Islands from earliest habitation, through European influence, to the emergence of modern independent island nations.
$39.99

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

OCE218
Simon Winchester
HarperCollins
2016
512
0062315420
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Subtitled "Silicon Chips and Surfboards, Coral Reefs and Atom Bombs, Brutal Dictators, Fading Empires, and the Coming Collision," Winchester's far-reaching history explores humanity’s relationship with the world’s largest body of water, the source of both great opportunity and terrifying natural disaster.
$16.99

Paradise in Chains, The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia

PAC343
Diana Preston
Macmillan
2017
352
1632866102
HARD COVER
History
11/7/2017
0
0
0
0
In a wildly entertaining chronicle, historian Diana Preston retells the unbelievable story of the HMS Bounty alongside a lesser-known tale from Australia’s founding. Both are stories of survival and shed light on the triumphs and tragedies of South Pacific exploration.
$30.00

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 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

The Trial of the Cannibal Dog

PAC138
Anne Salmond
Yale University Press
2003
536
0300100922
HARD COVER
History
0
0
1
0
The remarkable story of Captain Cook's encounters in the South Seas, told with authority and verve by a leading historian.
$25.00

The Voyages of Captain James Cook, The Illustrated Accounts of Three Epic Voyages

EXP122
Nicholas Thomas (Editor)
Voyageur Press
2016
320
0760350299
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Combining illustrations, photographs, commentary and excerpts from Cook's journals, this scholarly miscellany explains why the British navigator is so important to history.
$40.00

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

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

Oceania, Art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

PAC206
Eric Kjellgren
Yale University Press
2007
0300120303
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Features about 200 masterworks chosen from the 2,600 objects in the Metropolitan Museum of Art collection, organized by region.
$45.00

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

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 Pacific Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia

PAC214
Adrienne L. Kaeppler
Oxford University Press
2008
210
0192842382
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Kaeppler covers the range of textiles, bark cloth, body ornament carving and ornament found throughout the Pacific in this lively, authoritative survey. With 100 illustrations, most in full color.
$27.95

Vaka Moana, Voyages of the Ancestors: The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific

PAC177
R. K. Howe (Editor)
University of Hawaii Press
2007
368
0824832132
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This richly illustrated collection of scholarly articles on Pacific voyaging, past and present, features 400 color and black-and-white photographs, maps and diagrams, along with contributions by Ben Finney, Sam Low, Anne Salmond and other experts.
$61.00

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

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

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

Headhunters on My Doorstep

PAC316
J. Maarten Troost
Gotham Books
2014
304
1592408737
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In his latest wry and witty tale of Pacific adventure, the newly sober Troost heads for the Marquesas, the Tuamotus, Tahiti, the Gilberts and Samoa -- a copy of Robert Louis Stevenson's In the South Seas in hand.
$17.00

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

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

The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific

PAC146
J. Maarten Troost
Broadway Books
2004
288
0767915305
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Dragged unwittingly with his wife to Kiribati, the author settled down to explore the island and its eccentric inhabitants in this hilarious, disturbing first book. It's a fascinating, decidedly unromantic glimpse into island life.
$15.00

Transit of Venus, Travels in the Pacific

PAC332
Julian Evans
Sickle Moon
2014
275
1780600534
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In his travels through the modern-day Pacific, journalist Julian Evans uncovers booze, coups, Cold War politics, atomic explosions and rising sea levels. With humor and honesty, Evans hunts for a pristine experience. His inspiration: Captain Cook who, while in Tahiti, witnessed the transit of Venus across the sun.
$32.00

Where Fate Beckons, The Life of Jean-Francois de La Perouse

PAC213
John Dunmore
University of Alaska Press
2008
296
160223003X
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Second in a series, this lively, short biography traces the life and discoveries of the great 18th-century explorer of the Pacific.
$24.95

30 Days in the South Pacific, True Stories of Escape to Paradise

PAC159
James O'Reilly (Editor), Sean O'Reilly (Editor), Larry Habegger (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
226
193236126X
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
This anthology, which presents its stories as a month-long journey, features 30 tales of visitors and vagabonds taken in by the South Pacific.
$14.95

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

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

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

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

The Solomon Curse

PAC335
Clive Cussler
Penguin Putnam
2015
400
039917432X
HARD COVER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Upon hearing rumors of a great treasure below the waves of Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands, husband-and-wife team Sam and Remi Fargo venture into the fabled territory of the Solomon King whose land of cannibal giants bears a terrible curse. A new mystery by the #1 New York Times bestselling author.
$28.95

Typee, A Peep at Polynesian Life

PAC14
Herman Melville
Penguin
1996
328
0140434887
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
First published in 1846 and the most popular of Melville's books during his lifetime, this partly autobiographical work tells the story of Tommo, a Yankee sailor who jumps ship and enters the flawed Pacific paradise of Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas.
$15.00

Ocean Duets

OCE107
Michele Westmoreland, Sylvia Earle (Introduction)
2006
96
1555916139
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
This stunning portfolio of sea life celebrates the ocean's biodiversity with great color photographs and informative text.
$12.95

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

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 and Shore Fishes of the South Pacific, New Caledonia to Tahiti and the Pitcairn Islands

PAC161
John Randall
University of Hawaii Press
2005
770
0824826981
HARD COVER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This extraordinary handbook by leading authority John Randall features 2,018 color illustrations of South Pacific fishes.
$77.00

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

Reef Fishes of the Indo-Pacific

DIV63
Matthias Bergbauer
John Beaufoy Publishing
2015
352
1909612316
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy field guide to over 800 species of reef fish common to the Indo-Pacific. In beautiful John Beaufoy style, the guide’s colorful and high-quality photographs are accompanied by detailed information on identifying features, size, biology and distribution.
$35.00

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

The Pacific War, 1941-1945

WAR114
John Costello
Quill
1982
742
0688016200
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A history of World War II in the Pacific geared toward readers ages 12-14.
$21.99

James Cook, The Pacific Coast And Beyond

PAC201
R. A. Beales
2006
0778724158
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
An illustrated biography of Captain James Cook geared for a middle school audience.
$26.60

The Mutiny on the Bounty

PAC202
Patrick O'Brien
Bloomsbury USA
2007
0802795870
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A classic high-seas adventure story for youngsters.
$17.95

Mutiny on Board HMS Bounty

PAC327
William Bligh
Bloomsbury USA
2014
320
1472907213
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
A storied history of sea navigation, mutiny and justice. When his crew accuses him of unjust punishment and takes over his ship, Captain William Bligh is forced to navigate a small boat 3,618 miles from Timor to England.
$14.00

South Pacific Seafarers Coloring Book

PAC331
A. G. Smith
Dover Publications
2002
32
0486423808
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Twenty-nine illustrations inspired by the skilled navigators who sailed the South Pacific 4,500 years ago -- all ready for coloring! Includes canoe-making, fishing techniques, warships and more. Each image is paired with a detailed caption.
$3.95

The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki

PAC334
Deborah Kogan Ray
2015
40
1580896200
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This is the first children’s book account of the world-famous Kon-Tiki expedition, showing how Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl sailed a raft 5,000 miles from South America to the South Pacific. Filled with the author’s lovely hand-drawn illustrations, the book is written for ages 7 to 10.
$16.95

More Books

The Life of Captain James Cook

PAC01
John C. Beaglehole
Stanford University Press
1992
772
0804720096
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The definitive biography of perhaps the greatest of the European explorers.
$39.95

Native Cultures of the Pacific Islands

PAC08
Douglas L. Oliver
University of Hawaii Press
1989
172
0824811828
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A digest of the author's scholarly work on the cultures of the Pacific before contact with Europeans. It's a brief and illuminating overview of native cultures, featuring good descriptions of family life, food, travel and social relations.
$28.95

Moon and Sixpence

PAC16
Somerset Maugham
Penguin
2005
204
0143039342
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Maugham's well-regarded 1919 novel, inspired by the life of Gauguin. It's the powerful story of a man who relinquishes his family to pursue his dream of becoming a painter, eventually moving to the South Pacific.
$14.00

Coming of Age in Samoa

PAC12
Margaret Mead
HarperCollins Publishers
2001
223
0688050336
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
The much-debated ethnographic account of life and development in America Samoa, originally published in 1928. Written when Meade was just 23 years old, the book launched Meade's long career at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.
$14.99

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

Pouliuli

PAC19
Albert Wendt
University of Hawaii Press
1995
147
0824807286
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A celebrated novel of village life and power and myth by the noted Samoan writer.
$15.00

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 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

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

Treasure Island

PAC25
Robert Louis Stevenson
Atheneum
2003
298
0521485681
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The famous and fabulous adventure story of a boy who finds himself among pirates while searching for buried treasure. Inspired by the Isla de Coco.
$19.99

Robinson Crusoe

PAC29
Daniel Defoe
Aa Balkema
1997
500
1561795577
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This edition of the classic story features reproductions of the original wood-cut illustrations and an introduction to the life and times of Defoe. Based on the story of Alexander Selkirk, who was abandoned on the island now named after him.
$14.99

Robinson Crusoe

PAC30
Daniel Defoe
Penguin
2003
320
0141439823
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
It's worth revisiting this classic before exploring Selkirk Island.
$9.00

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

Nest in the Wind, Adventures in Anthropology on a Tropical Island

PAC37
Martha C. Ward
Waveland Press
2005
178
1577663683
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A memoir of anthropological research among the peoples of Ponhpei in Micronesia.
$19.95

Destiny's Landfall, A History of Guam

PAC38
Robert Rogers
University of Hawaii Press
2011
432
0824833341
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This standard comprehensive history of the island of Guam and its Chamorro inhabitants is written with an anthropological focus.
$37.00

Mr. Bligh's Bad Language: Passion, Power and Theatre on the "Bounty"

PAC42
Greg Dening
Cambridge University Press
1994
445
0521467187
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The story of Captain Bligh and his mutiny is still fertile ground.
$54.00

The Island of the Colorblind

PAC44
Oliver Sacks
Vintage Books
1997
320
0375700730
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Sacks examines an unusually large population of colorblind people in the remote Pacific.
$15.95

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 Pleistocene.
$14.00

The Truelove

PAC53
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1992
256
0393031098
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
More terrific Aubrey & Maturin, set in the Pacific.
$24.00

The Wine-Dark Sea

PAC56
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1993
261
0393035581
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Further adventures of Captain Aubrey and his friend Maturin, set in the Pacific.
$24.00

Desolation Island

PAC57
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1994
0393037053
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
An Aubrey-Maturin adventure, set in the Pacific and Australia.
$24.00

Okinawa, The Last Battle of World War II

PAC60
Ross Leckie
Viking
1996
256
0140173897
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A fast-paced history of the battle as witnessed by participants on both sides.
$17.00

The Far Side of the World

PAC55
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1994
366
039303710X
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This tale, set in 1812, features a trip around Cape Horn, with Stephen Maturin, Patrick O'Brian's wonderful opium-addicted naturalist.
$24.00

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

Typee, Omoo, Mardi

PAC62
Herman Melville
Viking
1982
1333
0940450003
HARD COVER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Melville's South Pacific trilogy featuring a Yankee sailor who jumps ship and enters the flawed Pacific paradise of Nuku Hiva in the Marquesas.
$45.00

Tahiti and Society Islands Map

PAC65
IGN
IGN
1
2118400519
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Beautifully detailed with shaded relief, topography and surrounding coral reefs.
$16.95

The Art of Tonga

PAC69
Keith St. Cartmail
University of Hawaii Press
1997
152
0824819721
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A spectacular, comprehensive overview of Tongan material culture, this handsome book features the sculpture, body adornment, canoes, clubs, containers, tools, textiles and other art of Tonga, ancient and modern.
$31.99

Moon Handbook Fiji

PAC73
David Stanley
Avalon Travel Publishing
2011
419
1598807374
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, practical guide to Fiji in the Moon series with drawings, black-and-white photos and 42 maps.
$19.95

Fiji Map

PAC74
HEMA Maps
Hema
2011
2
186500183X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A true, in-depth tourist map to the islands of Fiji, single-sided, scaled to 1:625,000. Side one includes laundry lists of resorts, charters, golf courses and other helpful tourism info. The map features Vanua Levu, Viti Levu, Kadavu I, North Lau Group, South Lau Group and other satellite islands.
$14.95

Flags of Our Fathers

PAC77
James Bradley
Bantam Doubleday
2006
400
0553384155
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A compelling portrait of the young men who raised the flag at Iwo Jima, five marines and a navy corpsman.
$18.00

Lonely Planet Tahiti and French Polynesia

PAC86
Tony Wheeler, 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

Moon Handbook Tahiti

PAC87
David Stanley
Avalon Travel Publishing
2010
340
1598807382
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive, map-filled guidebook to Tahiti, including the Cook Islands, with information on history, culture and highlights.
$19.95

France and the South Pacific since 1940

PAC89
Robert Aldrich
University of Hawaii Press
1994
440
0824815580
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A well-researched history of the South Pacific Islands from World War II to the present.
$25.00

Gauguin Tahiti

PAC92
Francoise Cachin
Distributed Art Books (DAP)
2011
372
0878466673
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
This illustrated catalog features gorgeous reproductions and authoritative essays on Gauguin and his time in Tahiti. With 260 color and 80 black-and-white illustrations of paintings, watercolors, drawings, prints and sculptures.
$65.00

Omoo

PAC93
Herman Melville
Penguin
2007
336
0810117657
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The second entry in Melville's triology set in the Marquesas and South Pacific.
$16.00

Gauguin's Skirt

PAC95
Stephen F. Eisenman
Thames & Hudson
1999
232
050028038X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A provocative analysis by an art historian of Gauguin and his work in Tahiti -- and its meaning for current politics in French Polynesia. With 110 reproductions (seven in color) of Gauguin's works and of photos circa 1900.
$24.95

Leaves of the Banyan Tree

PAC105
Albert Wendt
University of Hawaii Press
1994
416
082481584X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A sprawling multi-generation epic, rich in character and life in Western Samoa.
$27.00

Paul Gauguin, 1848-1903: The Primitive Sophisticate

FRN280
Ingo F. Walther
Taschen
2000
95
3822859869
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In this short, illustrated introduction to Gauguin and his paintings, color reproductions are paired with commentary on the works.
$9.99

Gauguin

FRN281
Robert Goldwater
Harry N. Abrams
2004
128
0810991470
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
A nice series of 116 reproductions of Gauguin's major works.
$19.95

Samoa Map

PAC108
HEMA Maps
Hema
2006
2
1865000523
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
An attractive traveler's map of Tutuila, Manu'a, 'Upolu and Savai'i at a scale of 1:200,000.
$10.95

Mutiny and Romance in the South Seas, A Companion to the Bounty Adventure

PAC109
Sven Wahlroos, Rolf Du Rietz
Aa Balkema
2001
639
0595138071
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A chronicle and gazetteer of the voyage of the Bounty
$36.95

I Married Adventure, The Lives of Osa and Martin Johnson

PAC110
Osa Johnson
Kodansha America
1997
448
1568361289
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Sweetly told, homespun and engrossing, Johnson's 1940 memoir chronicles her marriage to explorer and wildlife cinematographer Martin Johnson -- their life on a houseboat in Borneo, their encounters with cannibals, their exploits with wild animals in Kenya and their filming expeditions in the Congo. Osa Johnson also established the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum in her hometown of Chanute, Kansas.
$19.95

New Caledonia Map

PAC117
IGN
IGN
1
2855956102
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A clear, nicely detailed map of New Caledonia, at a scale of 1:500,000.
$16.95

MacOnockie's Gentlemen, The Story of Norfolk Island & the Roots of Modern Prison Reform

PAC119
Norval Morris
Oxford University Press
2003
224
0195169123
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A narrative history of prison reform on Norfolk Island, told through four fictionalized voices.
$31.95

Houses Far from Home, British Colonial Space in the New Hebrides

PAC123
Margaret Critchlow Rodman
University of Hawaii Press
2001
264
082482394X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Pictures of colonial officers' homes in Vanuatu, and the life stories of their occupants.
$18.00

Farther Than Any Man, The Rise and Fall of Captain James Cook

PAC127
Martin Dugard
Pocket Books
2002
304
0743400690
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A fast-paced account of the discoveries of the 18th-century navigator.
$16.00

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

NZL60
John Chambers
Interlink Publishing Group
2015
416
1566565065
PAPER
History
8/1/2017
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

In Search of Robinson Crusoe

PAC130
Tim Severin
Hachette
2003
352
0465076998
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A quest to find the real seafarer that inspired Defoe's fictional hero is the motivation behind this unusual travelogue.
$16.95

Batavia's Graveyard, The True Story of the Mad Heretic Who Led History's Bloodiest Mutiny

PAC132
Mike Dash
Crown
2003
0609807161
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A chilling account of a 17th-century shipwreck and mutiny not for the squeamish.
$17.00

Tides of History, The Pacific Islands in the Twentieth Century

PAC133
K.R. Howe (Editor)
University of Hawaii Press
1994
500
0824815971
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A collection of scholarly review articles.
$32.00

The Bounty, The True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

PAC134
Caroline Alexander
Viking
2004
491
0142004693
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Alexander's follow-up to her phenomenally successful The Endurance is a lively account of the familiar misadventures of William Bligh, including a fresh look at the fate of the mutineers back in England and at Pitcairn. This is a rousing tale of class barriers, the British courts and remarkable seamanship.
$20.00

Sea of Glory, America's Voyage of Discovery: The U.S. Exploring Expedition, 1838-1842

PAC140
Nathaniel Philbrick
Viking
2004
416
0142004839
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An accomplished, vivid history of an around-the-world expedition commanded by Charles Wilkes.
$17.00

The Truelove

PAC142
Patrick O'Brian
W. W. Norton & Company
1993
256
0393310167
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Aubrey and Maturin is deep trouble in the South Pacific, 15th in the fine series.
$15.95

The Thin Red Line

PAC145
James Jones
Bantam Doubleday
1998
528
0385324081
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Philosophical, lyrical and brutal in its depiction of war, James's celebrated novel of the boys from C-Company and the battle for Guadalcanal captures the grit and gore of WWII in the Pacific.
$17.00

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

War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War

PAC149
John W. Dower
Pantheon Books
1987
416
0394751728
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
This monumental history has been hailed by the New York Times as "one of the most important books ever written about World War II in the Pacific." 20 pages of illustrations.
$18.95

How Natives Think, About Captain Cook, for Example

PAC155
Marshall Sahlins
University of Chicago Press
1996
328
0226733696
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly debunking of the myth of Captain James Cook and the alleged adoration shed upon him by so-called "natives."
$34.00

Explorations of Captain James Cook in the Pacific as Told by Selections of His Own Journals, 1768-1779

PAC160
James Cook, A. Grenfell Price (Editor), Geoffrey C. Ingleton (Editor)
Dover Publications
1971
292
0486227669
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The editors have chosen well from Cook's own journals of his three great voyages, highlighting his many historic discoveries and encounters.
$17.95

How They Won the War in the Pacific

PAC163
Edwin P. Hoyt
Lyons Press
2011
502
0762772859
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A biography of Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, the principal architect of victory in the Pacific during World War II, that looks at the relationship between admirals and their subordinates.
$24.95

The First Team, Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway

WAR116
John Lundstrom
Naval Institute Press
2005
547
159114471X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A history of carrier-based air warfare in the Pacific from 1939 to 1945.
$34.95

Tagalog (Pilipino), Start Speaking Today

PLP28
Language/30
Educational Services Corporation
2002
1931850100
AUDIO CD
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A 90-minute crash course in Tagalog, featured on compact disc with a phrasebook.
$24.95

1942, The Year That Tried Men's Souls

WAR122
Winston Groom
Grove Press
2006
480
0802142508
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Groom (Forrest Gump, A Storm in Flanders) brings to life the heroism, tragedy and trials of America's entry into the Pacific theater, including the brutal fight for Guadalcanal, in this popular, page-turning history.
$18.00

A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga

OCE110
Julia Whitty
Mariner Books
2002
183
0618119809
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A documentary filmmaker for National Geographic, PBS and others, Whitty draws on her travels and experiences in wild places in this collection of short stories in which Charles Darwin, Captain Cook and the titular Queen of Tonga make an appearance.
$15.95

Southern Cross, A Novel of the South Seas

PAC185
Laurence Hyde
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2007
256
1897299109
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A stunning, wordless novel told in 118 wood engravings about the United States' atomic bomb tests in the South Pacific following World War II.
$24.95

From Primitive to Postcolonial in Melanesia and Anthropology

PAC189
Bruce M. Knauft
University of Michigan Press
1999
352
0472066870
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A wide-ranging reassessment of Melanesian anthropology, including chapters on modern Melanesia's place in the global world.
$30.95

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

Tattooing in the Marquesas

PAC193
Willowdean C. Handy
Dover Publications
2008
80
0486466124
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This illustrated survey of the intricate tattoos of Polynesia's Marquesas Islands offers a rare glimpse at a vanishing art.
$6.95

Coconut Chaos, Pitcairn, Mutiny and a Seduction at Sea

PAC215
Diana Souhami
Trafalgar Square
2009
0753823675
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Award-winning author Souhami interweaves her own retelling of the 1789 munity on the Bounty with an engrossing depiction of the modern-day Pitcairn islanders.
$18.95

Lost Paradise, From Mutiny on the Bounty to a Modern-day Legacy of Sexual Mayhem, the Dark Secrets of Pitcairn Island Reveale

PAC216
Kathy Marks
Free Press
2011
352
1416597441
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The disturbing, remarkable account of society gone awry in the Pacific. Marks was one of a handful of journalists who covered the trails of men accused of abuse on Pitcairn Island.
$26.95

Aphrodite's Island, The European Discovery of Tahiti

PAC219
Anne Salmond
University of California Press
2010
537
0520261143
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Louis-Antoine de Bougainville, James Cook, Samuel Wallis and many more early European voyagers join local heroes, Tahitian warriors and kings in this authoritative, richly detailed history of French Polynesia and its allure. Author and anthropologist Anne Salmond (Two Worlds, The Trail of the Cannibal Dogs) is a professor at the University of Auckland.
$47.95

Worth Looking For

The Ocean World

OCE40
jacques cousteau
Abradale
1992
446
0810980681
HARD COVER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
The classic gorgeously illustrated overview of ocean life by Jacques Cousteau and his team.
$34.98

Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Field Guide

DIV48
Gerald Allen, Roger Steene
Sea Challengers
1998
378
9810056877
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
1
This comprehensive identification guide to coral reef fishes and invertebrates from Hawaii to the Red Sea features 1,800 color photographs.
$40.00

Cook, The Extraordinary Voyages of Captain James Cook

PAC141
Nicholas Thomas
Bloomsbury USA
2004
464
0802777112
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
1
The vivid, richly detailed story of the three great voyages of Cook -- and a superb portrait of the man. Thomas, a British anthropologist, plumbs the extensive literature of Cook for anecdote and telling detail.
$18.95

Journal of a Cruise Made to the Pacific Ocean by Captain David Porter in the United States Frigate Essex in the Years 1812, 1

PAC180
David Porter
Naval Institute Press
2006
1601050070
PAPER
Journal
0
0
0
1
A naval classic, Porter's journal chronicles his voyages aboard the U.S. frigate Essex in 1812, 1813 and 1814 to South America, including Brazil, Chile, Peru and Galapagos.
$35.00

Mutiny on the Bounty

PAC199
Charles Laughton (Director)
Baker & Taylor Video
2008
6311751836
DVD
Film
0
0
0
1
Clark Gable, Charles Laughton and Franchot Tone were each nominated for an academy awards for thier performances in this classic 1935 adaptation of Charles Nordhorf's sea saga.
$19.97

Cook, The Extraordinary Voyages of Captain James Cook

EXP61
Nicholas Thomas
Bloomsbury USA
2003
0802714129
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
1
Anthropologist Thomas (Goldsmiths College, Univ. of London) looks at Captain James Cook's life in the larger story of worldly transformation in the late 18th century, an era of the expansion of minds as well as empire, for concepts of science, geography, and ethnology were changing.
$28.00

Arts and Crafts of Micronesia, Trading With Tradition

PAC311
Barbara Wavell
Bess
2010
154
1573063096
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
Clothing, utilitarian objects, illustration and statuary are all covered in this illustrated survey.
$29.95