Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific

Christina Thompson

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Kniha: Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific - 1. vydanie - Christina Thompson
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Kniha: Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific

For more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Until the arrival of European explorers they were the only people to have ever lived there. Both the most closely related and the most widely dispersed people in the world before the era of mass migration, Polynesians can trace their roots to a group of epic voyagers who ventured out into the unknown in one of the greatest adventures in human history.

How did the earliest Polynesians find and colonise these far-flung islands? How did a people without writing or metal tools conquer the largest ocean in the world? This conundrum, which came to be known as the Problem of Polynesian Origins, emerged in the eighteenth century as one of the great geographical mysteries of mankind.

For Christina Thompson, this mystery is personal: her Maori husband and their sons descend directly from these ancient navigators. In Sea People, Thompson explores the fascinating story of these ancestors, as well as those of the many sailors, linguists, archaeologists, folklorists, biologists and geographers who have puzzled over this history for three hundred years. A masterful mix of history, geography, anthropology, and the science of navigation, Sea People is a vivid tour of one of the most captivating regions in the world.

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Katalógové číslo
445416
Názov
Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of
EAN/ISBN
9780008339050
Forma
Brožovaná
Poznámka
1. vydanie
Autor
Christina Thompson
Druh tovaru
Kniha
Rozsah
384
Rozmer
197×180×31 mm
Hmotnosť
0,35
Stav
Vypredané
Sadzba DPH
10%
Zľava
8%

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