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Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands travel guide

Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands - Understand PNG (Chapter)

9th Edition Sep 2012

This chapter contains Understand Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Today, History, Environment, the Kokoda Story, the People of PNG, Survival Guide, Directory, Transport and Language chapters from Lonely Planet’s Papua New Guinea & Solomon Islands guidebook.

All the info you need on everything from history, religion, culture and politics, to flights, public transport, climate, money, the internet...you name it. Get hints on the gay and lesbian scene and tips for women travellers, kids and travellers with disabilities, as well as a handy language guide and glossary.

  • a rundown on history, people, cultural events, wantoks and the mysterious ′cargo cults′
  • a synopsis of the Kokoda conflict during WWII by the acclaimed author Peter FitzSimons
  • an explanation of how animism, Christianity and spirit houses all intermix
  • renowned scientist Tim Flannery writes on PNG’s unique flora and fauna

 Coverage includes: Understand Papua New Guinea, Papua New Guinea Today, History - from first peoples to a troubled young nation, Environment: PNG - A Megadiverse Region, Lowlands, Mountain Forests and Alpine Regions, The Kokoda Story: Walking in Diggers’, Footsteps and a Historical Synopsis, The People of PNG: Population, Lifestyle, Traditional Lifestyle, Animism, Christianity & Spirit Houses, Women’s Roles and Arts, Survival Guide, Directory A–Z, Transport and Language.

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