Adventuring in the Pacific; The Islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia Including Bora B (1996)

Adventuring in the Pacific; The Islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia Including Bora B (1996)

by Susanna Margolis


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Adventuring in the Pacific guides travelers through 15 South Pacific island nations, a region five times the size of the continental United States. This vast area covers all of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, and offers a spectacular range of natural attractions — volcanic formations, highlands, atolls, coral reefs, lagoons, waterfalls, and beaches — harboring a broad variety of birds, animals, plant life, and marine creatures.

Adventuring in the Pacific features:
— Island-by-island profiles of the terrain, history, native customs, and not-to-be-missed places that give each island its special character, such as Colo-i-Suva, a lush forest park, on Suva, Fiji;
— Outdoor recreational opportunities, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, hiking, mountain climbing, sightseeing by bicycle, car, or boat, and beachcombing on endless white sand beaches like those of Ha'apai, Tonga;
— Travel information on the best seasons to visit, transportation, accommodations, scheduling, visa requirements, language, shopping, and native arts along with entertainment, cultural events, and night life. Current maps clearly display the geography of each region and island nation;
— A chapter on "The Literary Pacific," detailing the works of those writers who helped shape the popular image of the South Seas, including Herman Melville, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack London, and James Michener;
— Nine invaluable Appendices covering airlines, dazzling itineraries for travelers with even the most limited time, field research, birding, helpful vocabulary terms, and a handy "Quick Reference Guide to Pacific Destinations."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780871563903
Publisher: Sierra Club Books
Publication date: 04/28/1996
Series: Adventure Travel Guides Series
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.47(h) x 1.03(d)

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