Catalog: South Pacific Books

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T R A V E L

30 Days in the South Pacific30 Days in the South Pacific
True stories of adventurers who escaped to paradise.

Among Stone GiantsAmong Stone Giants
The life of Katherine Routledge and her remarkable expedition to Easter Island, by Jo Anne Van Tilburg.

Getting Stoned with SavagesGetting Stoned with Savages
A trip through the islands of Fiji and Vanuatu, by J. Maarten Troost.

Living the DreamLiving the Dream
The story of a sailboat journey from Oregon to Thailand with all its highs and lows.

Serpent in ParadiseSerpent in Paradise
The candid tale of a British woman who spent several months on Pitcairn secretly preparing a memoir.

A Woman in the South PacificA Woman in the South Pacific
A personal account of Sheree Lipton's four decades of travel to the islands.

G U I D E S

Micronesia and PalauMicronesia and Palau
This new guidebook written by former Peace Corps volunteers fills a gap in the literature.

(Kindle)

Moon FijiMoon Fiji
More maps, travel information, and background than is available elsewhere.

(Kindle)

Moon TahitiMoon Tahiti
Covers the islands of French Polynesia from Bora Bora to the Marquesas.

(Kindle)

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M A P S

Islands of SamoaIslands of Samoa
A reference map of Tutuila, Manua, Upolu, and Savaii published by the University of Hawaii.

Pacific Centered Wall MapPacific Centered Wall Map
A laminated world map produced by the National Geographic Society.

Reference Map of OceaniaReference Map of Oceania
A fully indexed map of the Pacific Islands with 51 detailed inset maps of individual islands.

C R U I S I N G

Landfalls of ParadiseLandfalls of Paradise
This is the original cruising guide to Oceania's 75 ports of entry and many lesser harbors and anchorages.

Pacific Crossing GuidePacific Crossing Guide
The second edition of a practical guide to sailing the Pacific.

South Pacific AnchoragesSouth Pacific Anchorages
An indispensible guide to hundreds of entires and anchorages all across the Pacific.

D I V I N G

Fiji Wild BeautyFiji's Wild Beauty
A photographic guide to the coral reefs of the South Pacific.

The French Polynesia Dive GuideFrench Polynesia Dive Guide
Photographer Kurt Amsler's three-dimensionial color maps of French Polynesia's top dive sites are excellent.

The Snorkeller's Guide to the Coral ReefSnorkeller's Guide to the Coral Reef
An introduction to the wonders of the Indo-Pacific reefs by Fiji specialist Paddy Ryan.

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N A T U R E

Birds of Northern MelanesiaBirds of Northern Melanesia
A study of speciation, dispersal, and biogeography by renowned authors Ernst Mayr and Jared M. Diamond.

Coral Reef FishesCoral Reef Fishes
An inexpensive field guide to the marinelife of the tropical Pacific, by Robert F. Myers and Ewald Lieske.

Diver's Guide to Reef LifeDiver's Guide to Reef Life
Describes 1,200 species of reef and mangrove dwellers with 1,300 color photos.

A Field Guide to the BirdsField Guide to the Birds
Published in 1987, this guide to the birds of Hawaii and the tropical Pacific is still among the best.

Field Guide to the Samoan ArchipelagoField Guide to the Samoan Archipelago
A beautifully illustrated field guide to the fish, wildlife, and protected areas, by Meryl Rose Goldin.

Mammals of the South-West PacificMammals of the South-West Pacific
Catalogues every living mammalian species in the Western Pacific and the Moluccan Islands.

Reef Fish IdentificationReef Fish Identification
The coral reef inhabitants of the tropical Pacific, introduced by Gerald Allen, Roger Steene, Paul Humann, Ned DeLoach.

South Sea IslandsSouth Sea Islands
A natural history of the exotic ecosystems of the South Sea islands, featuring spectacular photography.

Where to Watch BirdsWhere to Watch Birds
Nigel Wheatley's descriptions of nature reserves and forested areas will interest any eco-tourist.

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L I T E R A T U R E

Flying Fox in a Freedom TreeFlying Fox in a Freedom Tree
In Albert Wendt's stories men cannot show fear or emotion, while women appear only as sex objects.

Pitcairn's Island: A NovelPitcairn's Island: A Novel
A new edition of the final portion of the Bounty Trilogy, by Charles Nordhoff and James Norman Hall.

Return to ParadiseReturn to Paradise
James A. Michener takes a second look at his wartime haunts in this collection of stories.

South Sea TalesSouth Sea Tales
A collection of Robert Louis Stevenson's best stories about Samoa and the islands.

South Sea TalesSouth Sea Tales
Stories based on Jack London's visit to Tahiti, Samoa, Fiji, and the Solomons in the early 20th century.

Tales of the South PacificTales of the South Pacific
Short stories based on James A. Michener's wartime experiences in the islands.

Tales of the TikongsTales of the Tikongs
Epeli Hau'ofa's satirical view of Tongan life: in Tiko nothing is as it seems.

Tiare in BloomTiare in Bloom
Celestine Vaite's tale of Materena and Pito on Tahiti.

Where We Once BelongedWhere We Once Belonged
Sia Figiel recounts the experience of growing up in a Samoan village and the struggle for an identity.

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L A N G U A G E

Gagana SamoaGagana Samoa
A Samoan language coursebook more than 950 exercises designed for classroom or personal use.

Intensive Course in TonganIntensive Course in Tongan
A textbook with 130 lessons, accompanied by 23 audio cassettes, by Eric B. Shumway.

South Pacific PhrasebookSouth Pacific Phrasebook
Translates basic phrases for Fijian, Hawaiian, Hindi, Maori, Rapanui, Samoan, Tahitian, and Tongan.

T H E   A R T S

OceaniaOceania
The art of the Pacific Islands in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

Oceanic ArtOceanic Art
Nicholas Thomas explores the meaning of Pacific art forms and the practices that characterize it.

The Pacific Arts of Polynesia and MicronesiaPacific Arts of Polynesia and Micronesia
An introduction to the artistic traditions including textiles and tattooing.

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H I S T O R Y

Inventing Easter IslandInventing Easter Island
A thinking person's guide to Easter Island studies, by Beverley Haun.

Islanders: The Pacific in the Age of EmpireIslanders:
The Pacific in the Age of Empire

A new history of the impact of colonization on Polynesia and Melanesia.

On the Road of the WindsOn the Road of the Winds
An archaeological history of the Pacific islands before European contact by Patrick Vinton Kirch.

Speight of ViolenceSpeight of Violence
Inside Fiji's 2000 coup, by Michael Field, Tupeni Baba, and Unaisi Nabobo-Baba.

Vaka Moana, Voyages of the AncestorsVaka Moana,
Voyages of the Ancestors

The discovery and settlement of the Pacific by Polynesian and Micronesian navigators.

Worlds ApartWorlds Apart:
A History of the Pacific Islands

This new history by I. C. Campbell is intended for both layman and academic.

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T H E   P A C I F I C

OceaniaOceania
A survey of the regions problems and opportunities by André Vitchek.

Pacific JourneysPacific Journeys
Includes 300 color photos of Polynesia and Melanesia, from Papua New Guinea to Easter Island.

The Pacific Islands: An EncyclopediaThe Pacific Islands: An Encyclopedia
The physical environment, peoples, history, politics, economics, society, and culture.


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