Vaka Moana, Voyages of the Ancestors: The Discovery and Settlement of the Pacific

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ISBN-13: 9780824832131
Published: August 2007

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368 pages | 400 color & b/w illus.
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  • About the Book
  • The discovery and settlement of the islands of the Pacific is the last and greatest story of human migration. The daring explorers who crossed the vast ocean that covers a third of the earth’s surface were the world’s first deepsea sailors and navigators. Thousands of years before any other peoples left the sight of land, they were venturing across unknown seas to settle far-flung islands.

    This richly illustrated account of Pacific voyaging, past and present, examines the very latest findings from world authorities. These fascinating insights are interwoven with superb photographs, artifacts, maps, and diagrams, which together tell a story that is a testament to the ingenuity and bravery of humankind.

    Contributors: Ben Finney, K. R. Howe, Geoffrey Irwin, Sam Low, Roger Neich, Anne Salmond, Rawiri Taonui.

  • About the Author(s)
    • K. R. Howe, Editor

      Editor: Howe, K. R.;
      K. R. Howe is professor of history at Massey University, Auckland.