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The Walking Tree
 

The Walking Tree (Paperback)

By MacGregor, Jill

  • OUR PRICE $29.99

Florence lives on a small island called Nguna and she describes the many uses of the pandanus tree in daily life in Vanuatu. Includes some words in Bislama.

ISBN 9780473313692
Published 15 February 2015 by Puriri Paddocks
Interest Age 2-6 years
Series Children of the Pacific
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Teaote and the Wall

Teaote and the Wall (Paperback)

This book is all about spreading awareness of the of Kiribati without using big words like climate change or environmental awareness. Let's talk big waves and hot suns. Let's talk about a country that so many people don't even know exists. Education is power. Teaote and the Wall ...

ISBN 9780646936192
Published 5 May 2015 by Miscellaneous
Interest Age General Audience
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Te Ano
 

Te Ano (Paperback)

By MacGregor, Jill

  • OUR PRICE $18.99

The children of Kiribati love to play Te Kabwe with an ano, but the cube-shaped ball is worn out. Erenitia and Ereniti make a new ball from pandanus leaves.

ISBN 9780994132864
Published 1 February 2016 by Puriri Paddocks
Interest Age 11-12 years
Series Using Natural Resources
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Arts and Crafts of Micronsia Trading with Tradition
 

Arts and Crafts of Micronsia Trading with Tradition (Paperback)

By Wavell, Barbara; Illustrated by Dunlap, Tim

  • OUR PRICE $52.99

This book provides comprehensive coverage of the material culture of Micronesia from the beginning of the twentieth century to the present day.

ISBN 9781573063098
Published 4 November 2010 by Miscellaneous
Interest Age 16+ years
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Santa Cruz 1942: Carrier duel in the South Pacific
  

Santa Cruz 1942: Carrier duel in the South Pacific (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Stille, Mark; Illustrated by Gerrard, Howard

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Despite myth, the Japanese carrier force was not destroyed at Midway but survived to still prove a threat in the Pacific Theater. Nowhere was this clearer than in the battle of Santa Cruz of October 1942. The Japanese were able to gain a tactical victory at Santa Cruz. This book ...

ISBN 9781849086059
Published 20 May 2012 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Interest Age 14+ years
Series Campaign
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Tupaia
   

Tupaia (Hardback)

By Druett, Joan

Tupaia, lauded by Europeans as 'an extraordinary genius', sailed with Captain Cook from Tahiti, piloted the Endeavour about the South Pacific, and interceded with Maori in NZ. His story has never been fully told. Tupaia, a gifted linguist, a brilliant orator, and a most devious p ...

ISBN 9781869793869
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781869797133
Published 17 June 2011 by Random House
Interest Age 14+ years
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Illustrated Myths and Legends of the Pacific
  

Illustrated Myths and Legends of the Pacific (Paperback)

By Reed, A. W.; Illustrated by Cooper, Jennifer

A.W. Reed's classic collection of myths and legends from around the Pacific has been beautifully illustrated by Jennifer Cooper. Jennifer has thoroughly researched art forms from each island group, giving her illustrations cultural integrity. Included are legends from The Carolin ...

ISBN 9780790011721
Published 10 May 2007 by Raupo Publishing (NZ) Ltd
Interest Age 8-11 years
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Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture
 

Making Sense of Micronesia: The Logic of Pacific Island Culture (Hardback)

By Hezel, Francis X., S. J.

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This is a collection of essays based on the experiences of the authors 40 years in Micronesia. The book covers subjects that are of particular interests to people whose upbringing and educational backgrounds are that of the West. Individuals and family

ISBN 9780824836610
Published 15 June 2012 by University of Hawai'i Press
Interest Age 19+ years
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The Pitcairners
  

The Pitcairners (Paperback, 2007 reprint)

By Nicolson, Robert

  • OUR PRICE $32.00

This is a history of the people of Pitcairn Island over the last two hundred years. The first inhabitants were a group Tahitian and English men and women who found safe haven on the island after the Bounty mutiny. This account tells of the "racism and greed" that dominated their ...

ISBN 9780908597284
Published 31 January 1997 by PASIFIKA PRESS
Interest Age 19+ years
Series Pasifika Library
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The Island (1944): A History of the First Marine Division on Guadalcanal
 

The Island (1944): A History of the First Marine Division on Guadalcanal (Trade Paperback/Paperback)

By Laing Merillat, Herbert

  • OUR PRICE $44.50

In August 1942, U.S. Marines landed on the island of Guadalcanal in the South Pacific and defeated Japanese forces for the first time, turning the tide of World War II against Japan. Written by a historian who fought alongside his fellow marines for the entire four-month campaign ...

ISBN 9781594161131
Published 18 November 2010 by Westholme Publishing, U.S.
Interest Age General Audience
Series America Reads
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