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Vaka Moana, Voyages of the Ancestors The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific

ISBN-10: 0824832132
ISBN-13: 9780824832131
Edition: 2007
Authors: K. R. Howe
List price: $61.00
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Description: The discovery and settlement of the islands of the Pacific is the last and greatest story of human migration. The daring explorers who crossed the vast ocean that covers a third of the earth's surface were the world's first deepsea sailors and  More...

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Book details

List price: $61.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 360
Size: 9.75" wide x 12.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.796
Language: English

The discovery and settlement of the islands of the Pacific is the last and greatest story of human migration. The daring explorers who crossed the vast ocean that covers a third of the earth's surface were the world's first deepsea sailors and navigators. Thousands of years before any other peoples left the sight of land, they were venturing across unknown seas to settle far-flung islands. This richly illustrated account of Pacific voyaging, past and present, examines the very latest findings from world authorities. These fascinating insights are interwoven with superb photographs, artifacts, maps, and diagrams, which together tell a story that is a testament to the ingenuity and bravery of humankind.

The last frontierp. 14
Polynesian oral traditionsp. 22
Voyaging and settlementp. 54
Ocean sailing canoesp. 100
Navigationp. 154
Pacific voyaging after the exploration periodp. 198
Two worldsp. 246
Western ideas about islanders' originsp. 270
Renaissancep. 288
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