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Easter Island

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EASTER ISLAND. Buy these 3 items as a set for $73 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

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

EIL27
Kenneth Treister
University of New Mexico Press
2013
128
0826352642
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
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This richly illustrated survey of the history, culture and art of Easter Island includes the island's vernacular architecture.
$45.00

Easter Island, the Essential Guide

EIL17
Kay Sanger
Easter Island Foundation
2015
198
1880636301
PAPER
Guidebook
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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.
$22.00

Easter Island & Santiago Map

EIL06
ITMB
ITMB
2015
1
1771292555
MAP
Reference
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A colorful map of downtown Santiago, with all neighborhoods labelled and a subway map, at a scale of 1:12,500. The reverse depicts Easter Island with notes and color photographs (1:24,000).
$12.95

Insight Guide Chile

CHI03
Insight Guides
Insight Guides
2016
384
1780051913
PAPER
Guidebook
6/1/2016 12:00:00 AM
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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.
$25.99

Collapse, How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

GEN324
Jared Diamond
Viking
2011
575
0143036556
PAPER
History
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0
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Diamond tackles nothing less than the history and fate of civilization in this compelling book with case studies of failed societies. For example, to the fate of the Norse settlements in Greenland and the builders on Easter Island.
$20.00

Pacific Journeys

PAC183
Peter Hendrie
University of Hawaii Press
2003
224
0957740204
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
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0
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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.
$45.00

The Memory Code, The Secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and Other Ancient Monuments

WLD314
Lynne Kelly
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
336
1681773252
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
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0
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In this archaeological analysis, Australian researcher Lynne Kelly theorizes that the non-literate peoples who built the "moais" of Easter Island and the Stonehenge structure used them as mnemonic devices.
$27.95

Easter Island Sketchbook

EIL28
Susan A. Sternau
Sausalito Press
2014
96
0989845583
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
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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.
$29.95

Kon-Tiki, Across the Pacific by Raft

PAC10
Thor Heyerdahl, F. H. Lyon (Translator)
Simon and Schuster Inc.
1990
304
0671726528
PAPER
Exploration
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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.
$7.99

On the Road of the Winds

PAC101
Patrick Vinton Kirch
University of California Press
2001
424
0520234618
PAPER
Archaeology
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0
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An excellent scholarly review of the prehistory and archaeology of Pacific civilizations before European contact.
$42.95

The Happy Isles of Oceania

PAC03
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2006
480
061865898X
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
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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.
$16.95

The Statues That Walked, Unraveling the Mystery of Easter Island

EIL26
Carl Lipo, Terry Hunt
Perseus
2012
237
1619020203
PAPER
Archaeology
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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.
$16.95

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

PAC35
David Lewis
University of Hawaii Press
1994
464
0824815823
PAPER
Exploration
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This engaging classic examines how Stone Age Polynesians may have navigated the Pacific. The scholarly volume will appeal to seafarers and modern Pacific travelers.
$32.99

Easter Island, Island of Enigmas

EIL23
John Dos Passos
Lightning Source
2004
150
0385513615
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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An amateur archaeologist, novelist Dos Passos mixes travel and observation with the history of exploration of Rapa Nui in this brief, engaging book.
$15.00

Easter Island

EIL13
Jennifer Vanderbes
Bantam Doubleday
2003
308
0385336748
PAPER
Literature
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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.
$15.00

For Kids

The Impossible Voyage of Kon-Tiki

PAC334
Deborah Kogan Ray
2015
40
1580896200
HARD COVER
Literature
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YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
This is the first children’s book account of the world-famous Kon-Tiki expedition, showing how Norwegian anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl sailed a raft 5,000 miles from South America to the South Pacific. Filled with the author’s lovely hand-drawn illustrations, the book is written for ages 7 to 10.
$16.95

More Books

A Field Guide to the Birds of Hawaii and the Tropical Pacific

HWI32
H. Douglas Pratt
Princeton University Press
1987
409
0691023999
PAPER
Field Guide
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This landmark field guide with chapters on the islands and habitats features superb color plates by Pratt and a checklist of birds.
$49.95

Lonely Planet Chile & Easter Island

CHI04
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
480
1742207804
PAPER
Guidebook
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This practical guide includes a chapter on Easter Island in addition to a comprehensive overview of Chile, its history and culture.
$26.99

The Mystery of Easter Island

EIL10
Katherine Routledge
S.C.B.
1998
404
0932813488
PAPER
Exploration
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Captivating in its period detail, this record of a remarkable 1913 scientific voyage from Southampton to Easter Island includes unforgettable early impressions of the island.
$19.95

8 Men and a Duck

EIL14
Nick J. Thorpe
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2003
240
0743243099
PAPER
Travel Narrative
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The account of a comically misguided attempt to sail a reed boat from Huatajata to Easter Island ala Thor Heyerdahl. The title of this very British quest describes the crew aboard the vessel, which included the author.
$16.99

Island at the End of the World

EIL18
Steven Roger Fischer
Reaktion Books
2006
215
1861892829
PAPER
History
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Fischer's cultural and political history takes in the full sweep of Easter Island from prehistory through civil rights protests of the 1960s.
$32.00