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Easter Island, Earth Island: The Enigmas of Rapa Nui

Easter Island, Earth Island: The Enigmas of Rapa Nui (Paperback, Fourth Edition)

By Bahn, Paul
By Flenley, John

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Easter Island, isolated deep in the South Pacific and now a World Heritage Site, was home to a fascinating prehistoric culture-one that produced massive stone effigies (the moai) and the birdman cult-and yet much of the island's past remains shrouded in mystery. Where did the isl...anders come from, and when? How did Rapa Nui culture evolve over the centuries? How, and why, did their natural environment change over time? Paul Bahn and John Flenley guide readers through the mysteries and enigmas of Rapa Nui, incorporating the records of early explorers, folk legends, and archaeological evidence along the way. They cover the island's geological and environmental history and explore its flora and fauna, illustrating how human actions affected the natural environment of the island. This fourth edition draws in: recent DNA studies of ancient human and animal bones as well as plant remains; evolving understandings of how the moai were transported; and current efforts to reforest the island.
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ISBN 9781538129784
Released NZ 15 May 2019
Format Paperback, Fourth Edition
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ISBN-13 9781538129784
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Imprint Rowman & Littlefield
Released 15 May 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Paperback, Fourth Edition
Edition Fourth Edition
Author(s) By Bahn, Paul
By Flenley, John
Category Social & Cultural History
Travel & Holiday Guides
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Isolated islands of Southeast Pacific
Number of Pages 304
Dimensions Width: 205mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 19mm
Dewey Code 996.18
Weight 608g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Travel & Holiday Guides: General
ONIX Text General/trade