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  • Micronesia - The Marshall Islandsby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 7.99

    The Marshall Islands, named after a British sea captain who explored the group in 1788, are scattered like flung necklaces over about 750,000 square miles of Pacific Ocean. Positioned 2,200 miles southwest of Hawaii, they occupy an area between four and 20 degrees north of the equator. The islands are aligned in two groups. Those to the west are the... more...

  • Guam & the Marianas Islandsby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 7.99

    Guam is a special place for a number of reasons. At 212 square miles, it's the largest island in Micronesia, and its status as a territory of the U.S. makes it our most westerly possession. It is 6,000 miles west of San Francisco, and is truly where America's day begins. The geology of this apostrophe-shaped island, which is 30 miles long and four... more...

  • Micronesia's Yap Islands, Palau & Kiribati - Another Worldby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 5.99

    Physically, the first thing that comes to mind about these little-known islands is beauty. It's a tropically profound beauty associated with palm-clad islands, white sandy beaches, multi-hued gin-clear lagoons, and sometimes abrupt green mountains covered with jungle and laced with waterfalls. Palau, is a richly appointed composite of all Pacific... more...

  • Islands of the South Pacific: Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, the Marquesas, the Cook Islands, Tonga & Beyondby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing, Inc. 2012; US$ 6.99

    Tahiti is one of the Society Islands which, with the Gambiers, the Tuamotus, the Australs, and the Marquesas, make up French Polynesia. This archipelago spread out over several million square miles of the south central Pacific is a mixture of high volcanic islands and low coral atolls. Moorea, the land mass you can see in the distance from Papeete,... more...

  • New Zealand's Northland, the Kauri Coast & the Bay of Islandsby Bette Flagler

    Hunter Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 4.99

    Known as The Birthplace of a Nation, Northland?s natural beauty is equaled by its fascinating history and culture. Northland is home to Hokianga Harbour, where Kupe, the legendary Maori explorer first arrived in his waka or war canoe. In 1840 the Treaty of Waitangi, an historic agreement between Maori and the British Crown, was drafted and signed... more...

  • Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora & French Polynesiaby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 3.99

    Tranquil lagoons in shades of emerald and turquoise, palms swaying gently in the wind, powdery white beaches framed by soaring mountains and lush vegetation, waters teeming with brilliantly colored fish - this is the legendary South Pacific. Today, many of the islands remain as they were when Captain Cook and Captain Bligh of the Bounty sailed here,... more...

  • The Cook Islands: Rarotonga, Aitutaki & Beyondby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing, Inc. 2012; US$ 7.99

    The Cook Islands, named after the British Captain who seems to have been everywhere in the Pacific, are scattered like tiny jewels over a large stretch of sea between Tahiti and Samoa. Rarotonga, the principal island, is 2,500 miles due south of Honolulu - as far south of the equator as Honolulu is north of it - a similarity that provides both places... more...

  • Samoan Islandsby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 7.99

    Enchanting, mysterious, romantic. These are the islands where Margaret Mead, Somerset Maugham, Robert Louis Stevenson and Gary Cooper lived for part of their lives. The only US Territory south of the Equator, American Samoa lies 2,300 miles south of Hawaii, 4,200 miles south of San Francisco. It is a mere 77 square miles and Tutuila, the largest island,... more...

  • The Solomon Islandsby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 7.99

    Nature is excessive, lovely, and ominous in the Solomons and the Melanesians who live there, often blond or redheaded, are the blackest of all people. Before World War II such names as Guadalcanal, Savo, Munda were rarely heard. Guadalcanal, over 100 miles long by 30 miles wide, is the largest island. Then in descending order there's Malaita, San... more...

  • New Caledoniaby Thomas Booth

    Hunter Publishing, Inc. 2013; US$ 7.99

    New Caledonia consists of a large island, Grande Terre, and a group of small islands called dependencies ? the Loyalty Group, Ouen, the Isle of Pines, Huon Islands, and the Chesterfields. Grande Terre is as big in land mass as the whole state of Hawaii. Its capital Nouméa, with 70,000 people, looks big too. There are imposing buildings, freeways,... more...