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Vaka moana : voyages of the ancestors : the discovery and settlement of the Pacific

Author: K R Howe
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The most comprehensive and complete account yet of those ancient seafarers who developed the world's first ocean-going vessels - and the advanced navigational systems to guide them - and discovered the last habitable lands on earth, the islands of the mighty Pacific Ocean."--Page 4 of cover.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Vaka moana.
Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 2007
(OCoLC)609198435
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: K R Howe
ISBN: 9780824832131 0824832132
OCLC Number: 86109803
Notes: Originall published: Auckland, N.Z. : David Bateman, 2006.
Description: 360 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: The last frontier / K.R. Howe --
Polynesian oral traditions / Rawiri Taonui --
Voyaging and settlement / Geoffrey Irwin --
Ocean sailing canoes / Ben Finney --
Navigation / Ben Finney and Sam Low --
Pacific voyaging after the exploration period / Roger Neich --
Two worlds / Anne Salmond --
Western ideas about islanders' origins / K.R. Howe --
Renaissance / Ben Finney.
Responsibility: edited by K.R. Howe.
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"The most comprehensive and complete account yet of those ancient seafarers who developed the world's first ocean-going vessels - and the advanced navigational systems to guide them - and discovered the last habitable lands on earth, the islands of the mighty Pacific Ocean."--Page 4 of cover.

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