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The statues that walked : unraveling the mystery of Easter Island

Author: Terry L Hunt; Carl P Lipo
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Free Press hardcover edView all editions and formats
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The monumental statues of Easter Island, gazing out in their imposing rows over the island's barren landscape, have been a great mystery ever since the island was first discovered by Europeans. How could the ancient people who inhabited this tiny speck of land, the most remote in the vast expanse of the Pacific, have built such monumental works, and moved them from the quarry where they were carved to the coast? And  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Terry L Hunt; Carl P Lipo
ISBN: 9781439150313 1439150311 9781439154342 1439154341 9781439150320 143915032X
OCLC Number: 800755713
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Description: 1 vol. (ix, 237 p.) : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Contents: A most mysterious island --
Millions of palms --
Resilience --
The ancient paths of stone giants --
The statues that walked --
A peaceable island --
Ahu and houses --
The benefits of making moai --
The collapse --
Conclusion --
Appendix 1: Environmental constraints --
Appendix 2: Lithic mulching and Manavai.
Responsibility: Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo.

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Hunt and Lipo present a radical new theory concerning one of the most outstanding mysteries of human history--Easter Island.  Read more...

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"A must read...Hunt and Lipo have harnessed the power of science to show the true history of Easter Island--which is more compelling and amazing than doomsday theorists have led us to believe." -- Read more...

 
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