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The Resource Sea people : the puzzle of Polynesia, Christina Thompson

Sea people : the puzzle of Polynesia, Christina Thompson

Label
Sea people : the puzzle of Polynesia
Title
Sea people
Title remainder
the puzzle of Polynesia
Statement of responsibility
Christina Thompson
Title variation
Puzzle of Polynesia
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For more than a millennium, Polynesians occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, an enormous triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Sailing in large, double-hulled canoes, without the benefit of maps, writing, or metal tools, these ancient mariners were the first and, until the era of European discovery, the only people ever to have reached this part of the globe. Today, they are widely acknowledged as the world's greatest navigators. But how did the earliest Polynesians reach these far-flung islands? How did they conquer the largest ocean on the planet? Diving deep into the history of the Pacific, Christina Thompson explores this epic migration, following the trail of the many sailors, linguists, archaeologists, and geographers who have puzzled over this story, in a quest to discover who these ancient voyagers were, where they came from, and how they managed to colonize every habitable island in the vast region of remote Oceania. [This book] combines the wonder of pursuit and the drama of a gripping historical puzzle in a vivid tour of one of the most captivating regions in the world."--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
IG$
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Christina
Dewey number
305.8994
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Polynesians
  • Navigation
  • Polynesia
  • Oceania
  • Polynesians
  • HISTORY / Oceania
Label
Sea people : the puzzle of Polynesia, Christina Thompson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The quest to understand who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know..."--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Kealakekua Bay -- Part I. The eyewitnesses (1521-1722). A very great sea : the discovery of Oceania ; First contact : Menda?a in the Marquesas ; Barely an island at all : atolls of the Tuamotus ; Outer limits : New Zealand and Easter Island -- Part II. Connecting the dots (1764-1778). Tahiti : the heart of Polynesia ; A man of knowledge : Cook meets Tupaia ; Tupaia's chart : two ways of seeing ; An aha moment : a Tahitian in New Zealand -- Part III. Why not just ask them? (1778-1920). Drowned continents and other theories : the nineteenth-century Pacific ; A world without writing : Polynesian oral traditions ; The Aryan M?ori : an unlikely idea ; A viking in Hawai'i : Abraham Fornander ; Voyaging stories : history and myth -- Part IV. The rise of science (1920-1959). Somatology : the mesure of man ; A M?ori anthropologist : Te Rangi Hiroa ; The Moa hunters : stone and bones ; Radiocarbon dating : the question of when ; The Lapita people : a key piece of the puzzle -- Part V. Setting sail (1947-1980). Kon-Tiki : Thor Heyerdahl's raft ; Drifting not sailing : Andrew Sharp ; The non-armchair approach : David Lewis experiments ; H?k?le'a : sailing to Tahiti ; Reinventing navigation : Nainoa Thompson -- Part VI. What we know now (1990-2018). The latest science : DNA and dates ; Coda : two ways of knowing
Control code
on1089397451
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062060877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • 1318901
  • (Sirsi) o1089397451
  • (OCoLC)1089397451
Label
Sea people : the puzzle of Polynesia, Christina Thompson
Publication
Copyright
Note
"The quest to understand who first settled the islands of the remote Pacific, where they came from, how they got there, and how we know..."--Jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [325]-348) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : Kealakekua Bay -- Part I. The eyewitnesses (1521-1722). A very great sea : the discovery of Oceania ; First contact : Menda?a in the Marquesas ; Barely an island at all : atolls of the Tuamotus ; Outer limits : New Zealand and Easter Island -- Part II. Connecting the dots (1764-1778). Tahiti : the heart of Polynesia ; A man of knowledge : Cook meets Tupaia ; Tupaia's chart : two ways of seeing ; An aha moment : a Tahitian in New Zealand -- Part III. Why not just ask them? (1778-1920). Drowned continents and other theories : the nineteenth-century Pacific ; A world without writing : Polynesian oral traditions ; The Aryan M?ori : an unlikely idea ; A viking in Hawai'i : Abraham Fornander ; Voyaging stories : history and myth -- Part IV. The rise of science (1920-1959). Somatology : the mesure of man ; A M?ori anthropologist : Te Rangi Hiroa ; The Moa hunters : stone and bones ; Radiocarbon dating : the question of when ; The Lapita people : a key piece of the puzzle -- Part V. Setting sail (1947-1980). Kon-Tiki : Thor Heyerdahl's raft ; Drifting not sailing : Andrew Sharp ; The non-armchair approach : David Lewis experiments ; H?k?le'a : sailing to Tahiti ; Reinventing navigation : Nainoa Thompson -- Part VI. What we know now (1990-2018). The latest science : DNA and dates ; Coda : two ways of knowing
Control code
on1089397451
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xvi, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062060877
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • 1318901
  • (Sirsi) o1089397451
  • (OCoLC)1089397451

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