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Wild Papua New Guinea

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.
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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

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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

The Traveling Nature Photographer

PHT31
Steven Morello (Photographer)
Schiffer Publishing
2008
176
0764330551
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Morello's handy guide to exploring the natural world through photography includes chapters on preparation, equipment (especially lenses), weather, exposure basics and composition.
$29.99

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Where the Spirits Dwell

INS23
Tobias Schneebaum
Grove Press
1988
209
0802131662
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
A lyrical account of four years among the headhunters of Asmat, a classic, highly personal portrait of a people. Schneebaum threw himself into the culture -- and this beautiful, haunting book was the result.
$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

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 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

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

More Books

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

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

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

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 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

The Future Eaters, An Ecological History of the Australasian Lands and People

AUS48
Tim F. Flannery
Grove Press
2002
432
0802139434
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
An engaging ecological history of Australasia, looking at human impact on local environments and animal populations in the recent geologic past.
$16.00

In the Ring of Fire, A Pacific Basin Journey

PAC45
James Houston
Mercury House
1997
224
1562791001
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
A lyrical narrative of the author's journeys through Japan, Indonesia, Micronesia, Hawaii and California.
$14.95

Patterns of Culture

PNG10
Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead (Introduction)
Mariner Books
2006
290
0395500885
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This pioneering book compares and contrasts three native cultures.
$15.95

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

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

Worth Looking For

New Guinea Ceremonies

PNG17
David Gillison
Harry N. Abrams
2002
168
0810906015
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
1
A beautifully illustrated, informative portrait of the ritual theater of the Gimi people of Crater Mountain in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea.
$49.95