Vaka Moana, Voyages of the Ancestors The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific
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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 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.
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Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
Publication date: 8/8/2007
Size: 9.64" wide x 11.66" long x 1.38" tall
|The last frontier||p. 14|
|Polynesian oral traditions||p. 22|
|Voyaging and settlement||p. 54|
|Ocean sailing canoes||p. 100|
|Pacific voyaging after the exploration period||p. 198|
|Two worlds||p. 246|
|Western ideas about islanders' origins||p. 270|
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