¿Making sense of as complex an area as Oceania challenges the best of cartographers. Bier and the University of Hawaii Press have risen to that challenge producing a manageable double-sided sheet full of well laid-out information.¿ ¿Special Libraries Association Bulletin Completely revised and updated with enhanced readability, James A. Bier¿s Reference Map of Oceania is the most comprehensive Pacific map in existence. Its main map and 52 inset maps of all major parts of the region provide a wealth of information in one source. Principal cities, towns, and villages are shown along with roads, topography, and population figures where available. The main map¿s Mercator projection is useful for planning routes. Time zones for the Pacific and individual countries are also included. It is the only map that clearly focuses on the political units of Micronesia, Polynesia, and Melanesia, using as its boundaries the 200-mile Extended Economic Zone. With more than 3,400 place names, Oceania will be an invaluable reference for everyone interested in or living in the Pacific islands, including teachers, students, historians, anthropologists, businesses, and travelers.Bier, James A. is the author of 'Reference Map of Oceania The Pacific Islands of Micronesia, Polynesia, Melanesia', published 2009 under ISBN 9780824831080 and ISBN 082483108X.