The Happy Isles of Oceania: Paddling the Pacific

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Dec 8, 2006 - Travel - 528 pages
In one of his most exotic and breathtaking journeys, the intrepid traveler Paul Theroux ventures to the South Pacific, exploring fifty-one islands by collapsible kayak. Beginning in New Zealand's rain forests and ultimately coming to shore thousands of miles away in Hawaii, Theroux paddles alone over isolated atolls, through dirty harbors and shark-filled waters, and along treacherous coastlines. This exhilarating tropical epic is full of disarming observations and high adventure.
 

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User Review  - pbjwelch - LibraryThing

Reading this book saved me a lot of time and money as the further I read, the more I knew that the "happy isles" of Oceania were not for me. Paul Theroux has become my trusted travel advisor. Read full review

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User Review  - untraveller - LibraryThing

Second time through the book and I like it much more than the first. I've also since worked in Am. Samoa, which helped in my comprehension. There are so many passages that stand out where Theroux is ... Read full review

Contents

Part One MEGANESIA
Part Two MELANESIA
Part Three POLYNESIA
Part Four PARADISE
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About the author (2006)

PAUL THEROUX is the author of many highly acclaimed books. His novels include The Lower River and The Mosquito Coast, and his renowned travel books include Ghost Train to the Eastern Star and Dark Star Safari. He lives in Hawaii and Cape Cod.

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