We The Navigators

Autor: David Lewis
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824815820
File Size: 62,66 MB
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The second edition of David Lewis' classic book on Pacific navigation promises to satisfy yet again scholars and seafarers alike - and all others who have marveled at the ability of island mariners to navigate hundreds of miles of open ocean without instruments. The new edition includes a discussion of theories about traditional methods of navigation developed during the past two decades, the story of the renaissance of star navigation throughout the Pacific, and material about navigation system in Indonesia, Siberia, and the Indian Ocean.

Pacific Worlds

Autor: Matt K. Matsuda
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521887631
File Size: 66,76 MB
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Essential single-volume history of the Pacific region and the global interactions which define it.

On The Road Of The Winds

Autor: Patrick Vinton Kirch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520968891
File Size: 78,83 MB
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The Pacific Ocean covers one-third of the earth’s surface and encompasses many thousands of islands that are 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. Decades of archaeological excavations—combined with allied research in historical linguistics, biological anthropology, and comparative ethnography—have revealed much new information about the long-term history of these societies and cultures. On the Road of the Winds synthesizes the grand sweep of human history in the Pacific Islands, beginning with the movement of early people out from Asia more than 40,000 years ago and tracing the development of myriad indigenous cultures up to the time of European contact in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. This updated edition, enhanced with many new illustrations and an extensive bibliography, synthesizes the latest archaeological, linguistic, and biological discoveries that reveal the vastness of ancient history in the Pacific Islands.

Vaka

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Publisher: [email protected]
ISBN: 9789820201538
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A novel about a great Polynesian voyaging canoe; "Takitumu"; and the people who sailed across Te Moana Nui a Kiva (the Pacific Ocean).

North Star To Southern Cross

Autor: Will Kyselka
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824804190
File Size: 31,77 MB
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Reveals the common metaphysical and religious roots of astronomy and astrology and relates facts about stars and constellations