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The Statues That Walked, Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island

The Statues That Walked, Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island

by Carl Lipo | Terry Hunt

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 237 PAGES

Drawing on archaeological evidence and their own work, Hunt and Lip challenge Jared Diamond's view of eco-catastrophe in this convincing new history of Rapa Nui. (EIL26, $16.95)

Rapa Nui, Island of Memory

Rapa Nui, Island of Memory

by Georgia Lee

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 212 PAGES

Full of anecdote and incident, Lee's lively memoir of fieldwork on Rapa Nui celebrates the people and life on the island since the 1980s. (EIL20, $25.00)

Easter Island, the Essential Guide

Easter Island, the Essential Guide

by Kay Sanger

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 169 PAGES

An archaeologist who has worked on Rapa Nui since the 1980s and past president of the Easter Island Foundation, Sanger covers the history, archaeology, people and practicalities of Easter Island in this authoritative guide. (EIL17, $20.00)

Easter Island Map

Easter Island Map

by ITMB

  • 2006
  • MAP

A colorful topographic map (1:30,000). (EIL06, $10.95)

 
Insight Guide Chile

Insight Guide Chile


by Insight Guides

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2012
  • PAPER
  • 380 PAGES

This glossy guide provides a full-color introduction by a team of experts to the land, people, history and attractions of Chile. Brief background essays highlight important topics. With many local and regional maps. (CHI03, $24.99)

Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed


by Jared Diamond

  • HISTORY
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 575 PAGES

Diamond tackles nothing less than the history and fate of civilization in this compelling book in which he offers case studies, present and past, of societies that work and societies that do not, devoting 100 carefully reasoned pages, for example, to the fate of the Norse settlements in Greenland (climatic change, Inuit) and another big section on Easter Island (deforestation, hubris). This revised edition includes a new afterword. (GEN324, $19.00)

Easter Island's Silent Sentinels, The Sculpture and Architecture of Rapa Nui

Easter Island's Silent Sentinels, The Sculpture and Architecture of Rapa Nui


by Kenneth Treister

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2013
  • HARD COVER
  • 128 PAGES

This richly illustrated survey of the history, culture and art of Easter Island includes the island's vernacular architecture. (EIL27, $45.00)

Pacific Journeys

Pacific Journeys


by Peter Hendrie

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2003
  • HARD COVER
  • 224 PAGES

A striking portfolio of 330 color photographs of the people, nature and landscape of the region, Hendrie's gorgeous book includes images from his many journeys to Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, to Tahiti and the Marquesas, Tonga, Fiji, Easter Island and Hawaii over the last 20 years. (PAC183, $45.00)

Easter Island Sketchbook

Easter Island Sketchbook


by Susan A. Sternau

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 2014
  • HARD COVER
  • 96 PAGES

This treasure trove of whimsical watercolor and ink paintings brings Easter Island's mysterious relics to life. Sternau is particularly adept at rendering the mystical moai -- the large stone statues of the ancient Rapa Nui civilization, but she also captures the island's landscape: from its idyllic beaches to dramatic cliffs. (EIL28, $29.95)

Kon-Tiki, Across the Pacific by Raft

Kon-Tiki, Across the Pacific by Raft


by Thor Heyerdahl | F. H. Lyon

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1990
  • PAPER
  • 304 PAGES

The hugely popular account of a daring 1947 voyage that sailed along the Humboldt and Equatorial currents from Peru to Tahiti. Apart from the sheer adventure, Heyerdahl wanted to show the world that Polynesians could have settled the region. With photographs. (PAC10, $5.99)

On the Road of the Winds

On the Road of the Winds


by Patrick Vinton Kirch

  • ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 424 PAGES

An excellent scholarly review of the prehistory and archaeology of Pacific civilizations before European contact. (PAC101, $41.95)

The Happy Isles of Oceania

The Happy Isles of Oceania


by Paul Theroux

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2006
  • PAPER
  • 480 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The peripatetic author flies off to Australia and New Zealand with a kayak and ends up exploring much of Melanesia and Polynesia, including Tonga, Fiji and the Marquesas, in this wickedly funny, wide-ranging tale. (PAC03, $15.95)

We, the Navigators, The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific

We, the Navigators, The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific


by David Lewis

  • EXPLORATION
  • 1994
  • PAPER
  • 464 PAGES

This engaging classic examines how Stone Age Polynesians may have navigated the Pacific. The scholarly volume will appeal to seafarers and modern Pacific travelers. (PAC35, $31.99)

Easter Island, Island of Enigmas

Easter Island, Island of Enigmas


by John Dos Passos

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 150 PAGES

An amateur archaeologist, novelist Dos Passos mixes travel and observation with the history of exploration of Rapa Nui in this brief, engaging book. (EIL23, $15.00)

Easter Island

Easter Island


by Jennifer Vanderbes

  • LITERATURE
  • 2003
  • PAPER
  • 308 PAGES

In this mesmerizing novel, Vanderbes spins parallel stories of two young women on Easter Island, one an archaeologist with a 1913 expedition and the other an American botanist who visits 60 years later. (EIL13, $15.00)

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