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Island at the end of the world : the turbulent history of Easter Island

Author: Steven R Fischer
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Famed for its breathtaking isolation, Easter Island was a verdant South-Sea idyll when a small canoeful of Polynesians arrived in c. AD 700. Centuries later the island's statues were famous throughout the world. This book presents a comprehensive history of Easter Island told by a writer who is intimately familiar with the island, its people and their extraordinary story.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Fischer, Steven R.
Island at the end of the world.
London : Reaktion Books, 2005 (2006 printing)
(OCoLC)62761720
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steven R Fischer
ISBN: 9781861894168 1861894163
OCLC Number: 437236585
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (304 pages) : illustrations, maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Island at the End of the World Cover; Imprint page; Contents; Introduction; 1: The Polynesian Frontier; 2: White Men and Birdmen; 3: Pirates and Priests; 4: Rancho Isla de Pascua; 5: Museum Island; References; Bibliography; Acknowledgements; Photographic Acknowledgements; Index.
Responsibility: Steven Roger Fischer.

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A history of Easter Island that tells its tumultuous story, from its discovery by Polynesians in AD 700, through its rise and collapse in the 1500s, to the native population's struggle for civil  Read more...

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"Many books about Easter Island are superficial fluff. . . . There is no such flummery in Steven Fischer's new book. As befits the head of the Institute of Polynesian Languages and Literatures in Read more...

 
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