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Frommer's South Pacific
Bill Goodwin
0764556266
June 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Our expert author has been covering these exotic islands for years, and he's personally checked out every hotel, every restaurant, every beach, and every activity he recommends. He gives you a feel for the...



Lonely Planet Vanuatu
Michelle Bennett
1740592395
June 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive guide to Vanuatu is packed with advice for travellers on all budgets. Get the most out of the archipelago's many attractions, from the alluring capital of Port Vila to the white-sand beaches, lush rainforests, and traditional Melanesian culture, including land diving - the original bungy jump. 47 maps including full-colour country map concise French and Bislama language section historical background and information on Ni-Vanuatu culture information on spectacular coral reefs, marine life and dive sites full range of places to stay and eat including complete resort information --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Lonely Planet South Pacific Phrasebook
Michael James Simpson
0864425953
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Full of cultural tips and hints on local protocol, the South Pacific phrasebook will help guide you through situations ranging from visiting a New Zealand marae or enjoying Tonga's Heilala celebrations, to joining in a Saomoan kava ceremony or checking out a Hawaiian hula competition. Open up communication with local greetings and conversation starters, and discover the culture through traditional dance, legend and song. covers the languages of the Cook Islands, Easter Island, Fiji (Fijian & Fijian Hindi), Hawaii, New Caledonia, New Zealand (Maori & NZ English), Niue, Norfolk & Pitcairn islands, Samoa, Tah favourite local dishes and traditional ways to cook up a feast maps locating each island within the region festivals, ceremonies and placenames


Moon Handbooks Tahiti: Including the Cook Islands
David Stanley
1566914124
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Retrace Captain Cook's travels; escape to the Marquesas, inspiration to Gauguin and Survivor number four; uncover the mystery of Easter Island's fascinating monuments. With the fifth edition of Moon Handbooks Tahiti you'll find all the essentials to discovering this tropical paradise. David Stanley, a renowned travel expert on the South Pacific, brings Tahiti, French Polynesia, and the Cook and Easter Islands within reach of travelers who, on any budget, are looking to experience the full bounty of these incredible islands. The most current information on sights, recreational activities, accommodations, and restaurants, as well as custom maps, color photographs, fascinating sidebars, and complete coverage of the region's political and cultural history are included in this comprehensive guide. Moon Handbooks Tahiti...


Australia and the South Pacific
Fran Sammis
0761403736
January 2000
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
Text, photographs, and maps introduce information about the climate, land use, resources, plants and animals, population, politics, and religions of Australia, New Zealand, and the islands of the South Pacific.


Insight Compact Guide Tahiti
Tim McKenna
9812580999
Feb 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Compact Guide Tahiti & French Polynesia includes a chapter detailing history and culture of the area, 7 tours and excursions taking in sights ranging from The Gauguin Museum to Bora Bora, useful phrases, leisure-time suggestions, and a comprehensive information section packed with essential contact addresses and numbers. Plus detailed maps and many remarkable photographs.


Lonely Planet South Pacific
Lonely Planet Publications
1864503025
Oct 2003
Paperback
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Lonely Planet Tahiti & French Polynesia
Becca Blond
1740599985
May 2006
Paperback
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Book Review
From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has the experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.

If the magical islands of French Polynesia are on your itinerary, here is the perfect traveling...



Lonely Planet Tahiti and French Polynesia, 6th Edition
Hilary Rogers
1740592298
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
From Antarctica to Zimbabwe, if you're going there, chances are Lonely Planet has been there first. With a pithy and matter-of-fact writing style, these guides are guaranteed to calm the nerves of first-time world travelers, while still listing off-the-beaten-path finds sure to thrill even the most jaded globetrotters. Lonely Planet has been perfecting its guidebooks for nearly 30 years and as a result, has the experience and know-how similar to an older sibling's "been there" advice. The original backpacker's bible, the LP series has recently widened its reach. While still giving insights for the low-budget traveler, the books now list a wide range of accommodations and itineraries for those with less time than money.

If the magical islands of French Polynesia are on your itinerary, here is the perfect traveling...



In the South Seas
Neil Rennie
0140434364
Dec 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
The glow continued and increased, the business, from the main part, ceased before it had begun. Twice in the day there was a certain stir of shepherding along the seaward hills. At times a canoe went out to fish. At times a woman or two languidly filled a basket in the cotton patch. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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FOR nearly ten years my health had been declining; and for some while before I set forth upon my voyage, I believed I was come to the afterpiece of life, and had only the nurse and undertaker to expect. It was suggested that I should try the South Seas; and I was not unwilling to visit like a ghost, and be carried like a bale, among scenes that had attracted me in youth and health. I chartered accordingly Dr. Merrit's...


Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu
J. Maarten Troost
0767921992
June 13, 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Using a format similar to that of his previous work, The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Troost creates another comical and touching travel memoir. Troost and his wife, Sylvia, move from busy Washington, D.C., to Vanuatu, a nation made up of 83 islands in the South Pacific. As Sylvia works for a regional nonprofit, Troost immerses himself in the islands' culture, an odd mix of the islanders' thousand-year-old "kastoms" along with imperialist British and French influences. This really means that Troost gets to live in a nice house while he gets drunk on kava; dodges "a long inferno of magma and a cascade of lava bombs" at the "world's most accessible volcano"; and checks out the "calcified" leftovers from one of Vanuatu's not-so-ancient traditions, cannibalism. At the end of the book, the couple move to Fiji so that...


The Cruise of the Janet Nichol Among the South Sea Islands
Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson
0295983701
Feb 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
In April 1890 the steamer Janet Nichol set off from Sydney for a three month trading voyage through the central and western Pacific. Aboard were seven European men, a crew of forty islanders, and one woman: a short-haired, barefoot, cigarette-smoking American, Fanny Van de Grift Stevenson, wife of Robert Louis Stevenson. The Cruise of the Janet Nichol is Fanny’s account of her journey with her husband and grown son through what are today the Cook Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati, and the Marshall Islands. Fanny Stevenson’s spirited personality led her into scenes and situations few Europeans, and even fewer European women, had experienced. Her diary and its photographs offer unique glimpses of life in some of the last independent Pacific kingdoms and those just coming under colonial rule at the end of the...


Frommer's South Pacific
Bill Goodwin
0471769800
July 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
You'll never fall into the tourist traps when you travel with Frommer's. It's like having a friend show you around, taking you to the places locals like best. Our expert authors have already gone everywhere you might go--they've done the legwork for you, and they're not afraid to tell it like it is, saving you time and money. No other series offers candid reviews of so many hotels and restaurants in all price ranges. Every Frommer's Travel Guide is up-to-date, with exact prices for everything, dozens of color maps, and exciting coverage of sports, shopping, and nightlife. You'd be lost without us!

Our expert author has been covering these exotic islands for years, and he's personally checked out every hotel, every restaurant, every beach, and every activity he recommends. He gives you a feel for the...



Climate Change in the South Pacific (Advances in Global Change Research Series): Impacts and Responses in Australia, New Zealand, and Small Islands States
Alexander Gillespie (Editor)
079236077X
January 1999
Hardcover
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Book Description
The contributors to this book focus on climate change issues in Australia, New Zealand and the small island nations in the South Pacific, as the world struggles to formulate responses and cope with possible impacts of global warming. The emphasis is on the scientific, political and legal issues that frame the climate change debate. An effort is made to assess the implications of climate on critical ecosystems in the region, as well as possible social and economic impacts on the region's inhabitants. Many of the contributors also discuss the role of regional actors, including government representatives and non-government organizations, in the formulation and evolution of the primary international legal instrument that addresses climate change, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. ...


Moon Handbooks Micronesia
Neil M. Levy
1566915082
September 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
From the mysterious ruins of Pohnpei to Saipan's historic beaches, the islands of Micronesia offer the traveler hundreds of intriguing destinations to explore. Looking for more than the standard itinerary? Explore the sunken Japanese fleet in Chuuk Lagoon or celebrate with the locals at the annual Arts Festival in Palau. Neil Levy, a renowned South Pacific travel expert, brings the islands and atolls of Micronesia within reach of travelers who, on any budget, are looking to experience the full bounty of these incredible islands. This guide covers all four Pacific archipelagos: Guam; the Republics of Palau, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, and Nauru; the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, including Saipan, and the Federated States of Micronesia. Completely updated and revised, the sixth edition of Moon Handbooks...


Papa Mike's Cook Islands Handbook
Mike Hollywood
0595294006
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Travel to the far corners of paradise. To the islands of beautiful beaches and the friendliest people in the world. The Cook Islands offer the visitor a glimpse of South Pacific life that has changed little in the past century. The author survived a hurricane to enlighten the reader to the special places that are Rarotonga & The Cook Islands. This guidebook is written in a relaxed style, full of helpful information, presented with a touch of humor and the author's personal opinions. You will enjoy the lighter side of this well researched guidebook as you discover the natural beauty of these islands.

· One whole chapter on the unbiased evaluations of all classes of lodging on Rarotonga.
· The most extensive listing of accommodations of any guidebook of the region, including photos, Website...



Kon-Tiki
Thor Heyerdahl
0671726528
May 1990
(Paperback) - Anniv. Ed.
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Book Description
Kon-Tiki is the record of an astonishing adventure -- a journey of 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to the east, led by a mythical hero, Kon-Tiki. He decided to prove his theory by duplicating the legendary voyage.On April 28, 1947, Heyerdahl and five other adventurers sailed from Peru on a balsa log raft. After three months on the open sea, encountering raging storms, whales, and sharks, they sighted land -- the Polynesian island of Puka Puka.Translated into sixty-five languages, Kon-Tiki is a classic, inspiring tale of daring and courage -- a magnificent saga of men against the sea.Washington Square Press' Enriched Classics present...


Cultural Atlas of Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific
Richard Nile
0816030839
August 1996
Hardcover
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