Vaka Moana, Voyages of the Ancestors: The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific Hardcover – Aug 2007
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This book will increase your awareness of the loosely tied nation/interocean continent known as Polynesia, Melanesia and Micronesia. Your mind will be boggled and awe inspired at the story of the exploration of the farthest, most remote reaches of the Pacific Ocean. The discovery and settlement of Hawaii, Tahiti, the Marquesas Islands and all points in between rivals man's greatest and bravest achievements in Space.
A must have.
This collection of essays covers a vast topic in remarkable detail. Many of the authors explore their topics at a personal level, and almost all of the writing is engaging. It's not the easiest read, but it's also not easy to put it down and go to sleep. Besides, it's a beautiful book.
A magnificent work worthy of owning if you have even a
smidgen of interest in Polynesia and sea faring...
As one of the original board members of the PVS, this
is a subject near to my heart and this volume covers
it extremely well in text and photos.