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Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand

Polynesian Navigation and the Discovery of New Zealand (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)

By Evans, Jeff

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The Polynesian navigator Kupe is credited with the discovery of the land his expedition named Aotearoa, land of the long white cloud. How did he and the many canoes that followed find their way without modern navigational techniques through perilous seas in wooden canoes? By exam...ining myth, star charts and contemporary Polynesian seafaring, Jeff Evans traces the methods by which the early explorers made their epic voyages in Part One. The book's second part travels with Maori canoe expert Matahi Brightwell and navigator Frances Cowan aboard the traditional canoe Hawaiki-nui following traditional navigation with no modern aids on its historic voyage from Tahiti down to New Zealand.
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ISBN 9780947506407
Published NZ 26 Apr 2017
Publisher Oratia Media
Format Paperback, 3rd Revised edition
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ISBN-13 9780947506407
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Published 26 Apr 2017
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, 3rd Revised edition
Edition 3rd Revised edition
Author(s) By Evans, Jeff
Category Australasian & Pacific History
Intelligent & Automated Transport System Technology
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 175mm
Height: 245mm
Spine: 7mm
Dewey Code 910.91
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Navigation - History - Polynesia, Polynesians - Migrations, Maori New Zealand people - Origin, Maori New Zealand people - History, Pacific Ocean - Navigation
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text Professional and scholarly