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Pathway of the birds : the voyaging achievements of Maori and their Polynesian ancestors

Author: Andrew Crowe
Publisher: Honolulu, HI : University of Hawaiʻi Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Crowe
ISBN: 9780824878658 0824878655
OCLC Number: 1032290103
Notes: "Published by arrangement with David Bateman Ltd."
Description: 288 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Easter Island : out on a limb --
Pitcairn, Mangareva, Rapa and the Austral Islands : dark horses of the south --
The Hawaiian and Line islands : Maui's hook --
The Marquesas Islands : statues in the forest --
Traditional wayfinding at sea : expanding the target --
The Tuamotu Archipelago : crossroads of East Polynesia --
The Society Islands : one Hawaiki among many --
Rarotonga and the Cook Islands : en route to New Zealand --
Exploration and discovery : nature's signposts to the Kermadecs and beyond --
Passage to New Zealand : planned voyages of settlement --
Settling New Zealand : adapting to a cool land --
Voyages of return : the cuckoos depart --
The western Pacific : a wider range of possibilities --
A mirror and a window : origins, achievements and loss.
Responsibility: Andrew Crowe.

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