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Prince Rupert Library 996 Thom (Text) 33294002047066 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-08-21

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  • ISBN: 9780062060877
  • ISBN: 0062060872
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    xvi, 365 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), map (some colour), portraits ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.

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General Note: Maps on endpapers.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "For more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Until the arrival of European explorers they were the only people to have ever lived there. Both the most closely related and the most widely dispersed people in the world before the era of mass migration, Polynesians can trace their roots to a group of epic voyagers who ventured out into the unknown in one of the greatest adventures in human history. How did the earliest Polynesians find and colonize these far-flung islands? How did a people without writing or metal tools conquer the largest ocean in the world? This conundrum, which came to be known as the Problem of Polynesian Origins, emerged in the eighteenth century as one of the great geographical mysteries of mankind."--
Subject: Polynesians
Polynesians -- Origin
Polynesians -- Migrations
Polynesians -- History
Pacific Islanders
Ethnology -- Polynesia
Polynesia -- Discovery and exploration
Polynesia -- History
Polynesia -- Biography

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