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

on Amazon A scholarly investigation of how Polynesian mariners might have navigated hundreds of miles across open ocean without instruments. By David...

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Pacific Worlds: A History of Seas, Peoples and Cultures

on Amazon A single-volume history of the Pacific tracing the global interactions and remarkable peoples that have connected these regions with each o...

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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

on Amazon Two centuries after James Cook's epic voyages of discovery, the author takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to rec...

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Island Landscapes or Sauer Among the Polynesians

Patrick Kirch, professor of Anthropology and Integrative Biology at University of California in Berkeley, shows how the current landscapes of three islands — Mangareva (Gambier Islands), Moorea (Society Islands) and Hawaii — were shaped by interactions between natural processes and cultural forces. Runtime: 60 min.

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South Sea Tales

on archive.org Originally published in 1911, a collection of eight compelling stories drawn from the author's adventures sailing throughout the islan...

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The Fragile Edge: Diving and Other Adventures in the South Pacific

on Amazon The author, a documentary filmmaker and deep-sea diver, paints a mesmerizing, scientifically rich portrait of teeming coral reefs and sea l...

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Noa Noa: The Tahitian Journal

on Amazon Having fled "filthy Europe" in 1891, the famed artist records his keen observations of Tahiti and its people and his passionate struggle to...

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How did Polynesian wayfinders navigate the Pacific Ocean?

Beginning around 1500 BCE, Southeast Asian navigators set off to settle the islands of Polynesia. And they did so without the help of modern navigational aids. How did they do it? This TED-Ed animation explores. Runtime: 6 min.