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By Conte, Eric
This book looks at fundamental questions pertaining to the prehistory of Oceania. Suitable for students as well as others interested in the field, it provides a basic outline of canoe voyaging, navigation, ancient human settlements, some aspects of isolation and cultural differen...tiation and the colonization of the "Polynesian triangle".Read more
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By Adds, Peter; Edited by Varnham, Mary
On 8 June 2004, the planet Venus moved across the face of the sun. This title brings together a collection of essays from some of the scientists and historians that tell of the life-changing impact these types of cosmic events have had on the exploration and colonization of our o...wn planet.Read more
By Howe, Kerry; Museum, Auckland
Published to accompany a major travelling exhibition opening at Auckland War Memorial Museum in November. Leading New Zealand and international scholars discuss the oral traditions f the great voyagers; the exploration of the Pacific; the various craft that made the voyages possi...ble; the meeting of two cultures (European & Pacific) in the 17th, 18th & 19th centuries; the navigations methods and the revival in traditional techniques of boat-building and long distance voyaging.Read more
By Kyselka, Will
Poses a number of provocative questions about the ways in which the human mind acquires, utilizes and transmits different forms of knowledge. This theme is woven around the story of the Hokule'a, a re-creation of a traditional Polynesian sailing vessel that completed a roundtrip ...journey between Hawaii and Tahiti in 1980. Illust. B&W.Read more
By Lewis, David; Volume editor Oulton, Derek
The second edition of a classic firsthand account of 13,000 nautical miles navigated entirely without the benefit of modern navigational methods, under the guidance and instruction of island navigators who retain the ancient arts. Illust. B&W.
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