Now in its fifth edition, Landfalls of Paradise is the quintessential cruising guide for the Pacific Islands. This book is filled with history, maps, weather, ports, anchorages, and infrastructure details for islands throughout the eastern and western Pacific.
This is a reference book, but a very interesting read even if you never set foot on a boat. You will learn about places you never knew existed and may only be accessed by a monthly mail boat. Pack your seabag! Available on Amazon.