The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth's surface and encompasses many thousands of islands, the home to numerous human societies and cultures. Among these indigenous Oceanic cultures are the intrepid Polynesian double-hulled canoe navigators, the atoll dwellers of Micronesia, the statue carvers of remote Easter Island, and the famed traders of Melanesia. Recent archaeological excavations, combined with allied research in historical lingu...
By Patrick Vinton Kirch
Hardcover: 446 pages
Publisher: University of California Press; First Edition edition (May 24, 2000)
Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 1.2 x 10.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 2521138
Format: PDF ePub TXT book
At last the Pacific islands are beginning to take their rightful place in the annals of world history. It is this book that takes a major step to establish that historical perspective.The Pacific islands are dispersed across one-third of the Earth'
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