What are the best books related to the South Pacific?

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    #1The Sex Lives of Cannibals

    The Sex Lives of Cannibals

    The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific is a nonfiction book written by J. Maarten Troost. This memoir was originally published in 2003.

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    Tyler Mills
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "This book explores life on a small island in the South Pacific through the adventures of its author, who left the United States to start a new life here. The misadventures experienced of the author give the book a comedic quality but also provide a good image of life in the South Pacific. It's interesting to read about how someone copes when life turns out to be much different from what they expected. "
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    #2Over the Edge of the World

    Over the Edge of the World

    Over the Edge of the World: Magellan's Terrifying Circumnavigation of the Globe by Laurence Bergreen is a non-fiction biography of the author likened to Magellan's expedition. This was originally published in 2003.

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    Bryan Barnes
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a mixed result. While yes Magellan did sail the Pacific, his journey included much more than that, and is not specifically related to the South Pacific. Books related to New Zealand, or Easter Island, or any number of events in the South Pacific would have been a much better result. "
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    #3In the Heart of the Sea

    In the Heart of the Sea
    In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex is a book written by Nathaniel Philbrick, a National Book Award winner. This tells the maritime disaster of the whaleship Essex. This book is published in 2001 by Penguin Books.
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    Philip Walters
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I recently read the book "In the Heart of the Sea", and I really enjoyed every page. The book is about the maritime disaster of the whaleship Essex, and it tells with narrate with plenty of details the last moments of that ship. I suggest it to everyone."
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    #4Mutiny on the Bounty

    Mutiny on the Bounty

    Mutiny on the Bounty by Charles Bernard Nordhoff is a historical fiction on the age of sail. This book will let you experience the real expeditions on a one of a heck voyage.

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    John Hernandez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Good book with a fun adventure. Read this book very easily."
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    #5Potiki

    Potiki

    Potiki is a dramatic but inspirational novel for young adults written by Patricia Grace. It was originally released in March 1995. It is about a group of people trying to defend their way of life from the advent of technology.

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    Samantha Turner
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "This book is interesting, but it isn't written by a South Pacific islander. It offers a perspective on the culture of the South Pacific, but I'd prefer it more if we could hear the story as told by someone from there."
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    #6Moon and Sixpence

    Moon and Sixpence

    Moon and Sixpence is a book based on the life of Paul Gauguin. This classic British literature is written by W. Somerset Maugham, and it was originally published in 1919.

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    Miguel Rosales
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "While originally published in 1919, alot of the parallels are drawn from then that are surprisingly applicable to today. Although it starts off a bit slow, I would definitely recommend keeping with it as the story line progresses, you wont be sorry you did. "
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    #7Rascals in Paradise

    Rascals in Paradise

    Rascals in Paradise: Turbulent Adventures and Bold Courage on the South Seas is a nonfiction adventure book written by James A. Michener. This was originally published in 1957.

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    Louis Duncan
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I love old school adventure stories! Carrying with it the spirit of old "luck and pluck" tales, Rascals in Paradise tracks a loveable group of young rogues in the South Pacific. This is a great read, for readers of most ages. Better yet, this book is non fiction - it's amazing to think these adventures actually happened. A must-read!"
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    #8South Sea Tales

    South Sea Tales

    South Sea Tales is a classic adventure fiction book written by Robert Louis Stevenson with introduction and notes by Roslyn Jolly. This was originally published in 1986.

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    Helen Hernandez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "If you liked Treasure Island, another Stevenson book, you will love this one. Great tale full of adventure and excitement. "
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    #9The Year of Living Dangerously

    The Year of Living Dangerously

    The Year of Living Dangerously is a history book written by Christopher J. Koch. The story is about loyalty and betrayal. This was originally published in 1978.

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    Diana Morgan
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "the recommended book does not seem to fit the topic, I have never read the book myself so not for sure, but the description looks like it does not fit."
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    #10The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding

    The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding

    The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's Founding is a book about the historical birth of Australia written by Robert Hughes. This was originally published in 1986.

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    Gao Wei
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I decided to get this book because it was on a fifty percent off discount. I read through the whole book but I felt that the book was a tad bit too boring. But it is a decent book in regards to the topic of the South Pacific."

Summary

Best What are the best books related to the South Pacific
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Sex Lives of CannibalsBooks 34 Paid
2Over the Edge of the WorldBooks 31 Paid
3In the Heart of the SeaBooks 28 Paid
4Mutiny on the BountyBooks 28 Paid
5PotikiBooks 25 Paid
6Moon and SixpenceBooks 24 Paid
7Rascals in ParadiseBooks 24 Paid
8South Sea TalesBooks 22 Paid
9The Year of Living DangerouslyBooks 20 Paid
10The Fatal Shore: The Epic of Australia's FoundingBooks 18 Paid
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