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Pacific Nations and Territories: The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia

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by Reilly Ridgell
3RD EDITION, REVISED
HONOLULU: BESS PRESS, IN COOPERATION WITH THE PACIFIC REGION
EDUCATIONAL LABORATORY, 1995
VII + 174 PAGES

Pacific Neighbors

The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia,
and Polynesia

by Betty Dunford and Reilly Ridgell
HONOLULU: BESS PRESS, IN COOPERATION WITH THE PACIFIC REGION
EDUCATIONAL LABORATORY, 1996
IV + 188 PAGES

When Reilly Ridgell was assigned to teach world geography to high school students on Guam in the mid- 1970s, he soon discovered that there were virtually no instructional materials available on the Pacific. Conventional textbooks often dealt with the Pacific islands in a single page—or less. Ridgell wrote Pacific Nations and Territories to fill that void; to give his students and others a general overview of various Pacific island groups. This third edition of Pacific Nations and Territories is a more polished version of its predecessors (the first edition was published in 1983, the second in 1988.) It includes updated information for twenty-six island entities, as well as maps, charts, drawings, black-and-white and color photographs, an index, and a somewhat dated bibliography.