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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 14.95
Alexander Frater was born to a family of Scottish expatriates on the tiny island of Irikiki in the South Seas. Following his dreams of being a writer, Frater left home, but the call of the tropics compelled him to return again and again. Join him as he dines with the Queen of Tonga; makes his way through two civil wars; visits the spots where surfing... more...
- Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 130.00
The conservation of marine benthic biodiversity is a recognised goal of a number of national and international programs such as the United Nations Convention on Biodiversity (CBD). In order to attain this goal, information is needed about the distribution of life in the ocean so that spatial conservation measures such as marine protected areas (MPAs)... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 7.66
Part memoir, part travelogue, Tales From the Torrid Zone is rooted in his birthplace, the tiny tropical republic of Vanuatu where his father ran its hospital and his mother, in her front garden, built its first school. From this obscure South Seas group he ranges over the hot, wet, beautiful swathe of the world that has haunted him ever since ? dines... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2004; US$ 18.03
A wonderful personal journey through the tropics from the Observer's former chief travel correspondent. Part memoir, part travelogue, "Tales From the Torrid Zone: Travels in the Deep Tropics" is rooted in Alex Frater's birthplace, the tiny tropical republic of Vanuatu. From this obscure South Seas group, he ranges over the hot, wet, beautiful swathe... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
The contrast between the temperate and the tropical is one of the most enduring themes in the history of the Western geographical imagination. Caught between the demands of experience and representation, documentation and fantasy, travelers in the tropics have often treated tropical nature as a foil to the temperate, to all that is civilized, modest,... more...
- IP (Interactive Publications) 2012; US$ 15.00
Frenchmans Cap tells the story of Australias most majestic mountain and 'one of the world's great wilderness walks' - a must for any modern day adventurer in Tasmania. Named by convicts in Macquarie Harbours infamous prison in the 1820s, Frenchmans Cap has captured the public imagination as an icon of freedom, adventure, and... more...
- Monsoon Books Pte. Ltd. 2006; US$ 5.99
In this riotous romp through South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, India, Mexico, Hawaii, Costa Rica and Rarotonga, Stu often finds more Purgatory than Paradise, more Hell than Heaven. But none of this curbs his passion for The Tropics. Or cold beer. So lie back in a deckchair, put on your sunscreen and join Stu in this quirky... more...