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“The Pacific, greatest of oceans, has an area exceeding that of all dry land on the planet. Herman Melville called it "the tide-beating heart of earth." Covering more than a third of the planet's surface--as much as the Atlantic, Indian, and Arctic oceans combined--it's the largest geographical feature in the world. Its awesome 165,384,000 square km (up to 16,000 km wide and 11,000 km long) have an average depth of around 4,000 meters. Half the world's liquid water is stored here. You could drop the entire dry landmass of our planet into the Pacific and still have room for another continent the size of Asia. One theory claims the moon may have been flung from the Pacific while the world was still young.”
David Stanley, Moon Handbooks South Pacific

“In life, I regret the things I didn't do far more than the missteps I made along the way.”
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“French Polynesia embraces a vast ocean area strewn with faraway outer islands, each with a mystique of its own. The 118 islands and atolls are scattered over an expanse of water 18 times the size of California, though in dry land terms the territory is only slightly bigger than Rhode Island. The distance from one end of the island groups to another is four times further than from San Francisco to Los Angeles. Every oceanic island type is represented in these sprawling archipelagoes positioned midway between California and New Zealand. The coral atolls of the Tuamotus are so low they’re threatened by rising sea levels, while volcanic Tahiti soars to 2,241 meters. Bora Bora and Maupiti, also high volcanic islands, rise from the lagoons of what would otherwise be atolls.

David Stanley, Moon Tahiti

Ninth Edition of Moon Fiji (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: Avalon Travel Publishing has launched the 9th edition of Moon Fiji, the original travel guide to the 322-island Fiji archipelago.
Seventh Edition of Moon Tahiti (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:31PM
Description: Moon Tahiti by David Stanley is a comprehensive guide to French Polynesia. The seventh edition has just been published by Avalon Travel of Berkeley, California.
Tahiti in Fiction and Film (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:26PM
Description: Over the years, Tahiti and Polynesia have provided novelists and moviemakers with colorful subject matter.
A Hiking Guide to Easter Island, By David Stanley (Travel)
1 chapters   —   updated May 13, 2015 06:26PM
Description: Ask me which Pacific island has the most to offer hikers and I'll probably answer Easter Island.
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