The Happy Isles of Oceania

The Happy Isles of Oceania

Paddling the Pacific

Book - 1992
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One of the world's premier travel writers launches his most exotic and tantalizing adventure yet, as he kayaks the shimmering Pacific, exploring the islands, and taking up residence to discover the secrets of these happy isles.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c1992.
ISBN: 9780399137266
Branch Call Number: 919.504/THER
Characteristics: 528 p. 24 cm.


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Jul 20, 2015

What a wonderful read! Written in l991, this book is an adventure and a history of all the cultures of the Pacific islands. I felt like I was on vacation and was sad when it was over. It was so much better than going the tourist route.

Aug 13, 2013

I really enjoyed reading this before travelling to New Zealand. Though most of the book is not about that country, I learned so much more - about the people who occupy the many South Pacific Islands of Polynesia. Fascinating and enjoyable reading. The author's habit of pulling out his odd collapsible kayak in many of the out of the way places he visited was sure to attract the attention of locals including the kids.


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