Easter Island, Earth Island

Easter Island, Earth Island
The Enigmas of Rapa Nui

by Paul Bahn,John Flenley

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2017-09-01
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1442266562
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Easter Island, isolated deep in the South Pacific and now a World Heritage Site, was home to a fascinating prehistoric culture—one that produced massive stone effigies (the moai) and the birdman cult—and yet much of the island’s past remains shrouded in mystery. Where did the islanders come from, and when? How did Rapa Nui culture evolve over the centuries? How, and why, did their natural environment change over time? Paul Bahn and John Flenley guide readers through the mysteries and enigmas of Rapa Nui, incorporating the records of early explorers, folk legends, and archaeological evidence along the way. They cover the island’s geological and environmental history and explore its flora and fauna, illustrating how human actions affected the natural environment of the island. This fourth edition draws in: recent DNA studies of ancient human and animal bones as well as plant remains; evolving understandings of how the moai were transported; and current efforts to reforest the island.

Easter Island - Rapa Nui

Easter Island - Rapa Nui
Scientific Pathways to Secrets of the Past

by Andreas Mieth,Hans-Rudolf Bork

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 109
  • ISBN : 9783980982306
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rapa Nui – Easter Island

Rapa Nui – Easter Island
Cultural and Historical Perspectives

by Ian Conrich,Hermann Mückler

  • Publisher : Frank & Timme GmbH
  • Release : 2016-05-06
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 373290265X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Easter Island (or Rapa Nui) has long captivated travellers and explorers since it was first encountered by European voyagers in 1722. The island’s colossal stone carvings (moai) have been the primary attraction, yet these have overshadowed the broader culture of the Rapanui people. This significant edited collection brings together thirteen specialists from eight countries in a series of studies that address the pre-history, history, contemporary society and popular culture of Easter Island. Consideration is given to both the Rapanui and western cultures with topics covered including archaeology, anthropology, linguistics, tourism, literature, comic books and music. This is a multidisciplinary book with subjects ranging from fact to fiction and from Thor Heyerdahl and Katherine Routledge to Indiana Jones and Lara Croft.

Rapa Nui

Rapa Nui
The Easter Island Legend on Film

by Kevin Reynolds,Tim Rose-Price,Diana Landau

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The screenplay is accompanied by a look at the film's production

Rapa Nui

Rapa Nui
The Mystery of Easter Island

by Pete Wright

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN : 9788846815897
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Easter Island

Easter Island
Archaeology, Ecology and Culture

by Jo A. Tilburg

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 191
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since Easter Island (Rapa Nui) was first discovered nearly 300 years ago, its people, culture and monolithic statues have been seen as an unsolvable riddle. At the heart of the so-called mystery stand the gigantic moai. How were they moved? What do they mean? Over more than 12 years, nearly 1000 statues have been measured, drawn, and photographed by Jo Anne Van Tilburg and a team of colleagues. In this book the author draws on the insights that have been gained, to examine Rapa Nui prehistory in the context of new understandings of ecology and culture.

Moon Chile

Moon Chile
With Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

by Steph Dyson

  • Publisher : Moon Travel
  • Release : 2020-07-14
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 1640492763
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Snow-covered mountains, bustling cities, temperate rainforests, and coastal wineries: get to know this country of contrasts with Moon Chile. Inside you'll find: Flexible itineraries, from two days in Santiago to the two-week best of Chile, including a road trip along the Carretera Austral Strategic advice for outdoor adventurers, backpackers, culture and history buffs, foodies, and more Outdoor adventures: Race down the ski slopes of the Andes, summit active volcanoes, or catch a thrill whitewater rafting down Río Futaleufú. Spend the night star-gazing in the Atacama Desert or wander the enigmatic Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Hike through Patagonia's wild national parks and spot wild foxes and Humboldt penguins Detailed hike descriptions with individual trail maps marked with duration, elevation change, and difficulty level Local flavors and culture: Explore the trendy restaurants and vibrant nightlife of Santiago or savor the catch of the day at a tiny seaside restaurant. Sip your way through the vineyards of the Casablanca Valley, sample locally-made pisco, or let loose with a terremoto cocktail. Get to know Chile's rich culture and history while strolling through charming historic quarters and visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites Insider recommendations from seasoned explorer and Chile expert Steph Dyson on when to go, where to eat, how to get around, and where to stay Full-color photos and detailed maps throughout Reliable background information on the landscape, climate, wildlife, and history Handy tips for families, seniors, students, and travelers with disabilities With Moon Chile's practical tips and insider expertise, you can plan your trip your way. Exploring more of South America? Try Moon Patagonia or Moon Machu Picchu.

Rapa Nui

Rapa Nui
An Island Far Away : Drawings of Easter Island - Isla de Pascua

by Helen Blumenthal

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 90
  • ISBN : 9780646388205
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Easter Island Studies

Easter Island Studies
Contributions to the History of Rapanui in Memory of William T. Mulloy

by Steven R. Fischer

  • Publisher : Oxbow Books Limited
  • Release : 1993
  • Pages : 247
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of studies surveying the latest research into the island's natural, environmental and cultural history.

Easter Island

Easter Island
Rapa Nui, a Land of Rocky Dreams

by José Miguel Ramiŕez,Carlos Huber

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9789562886383
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rapa Nui, Chile

Rapa Nui, Chile
Isla de Pascua, Easter Island

by Guy Wenborne,Andrea Seelenfreund

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 95
  • ISBN : 9789567013456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rapanui Easter Island

Rapanui Easter Island
A Book

by Denis O'Leary

  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release : 2019-05-22
  • Pages : 92
  • ISBN : 9781099750267
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is published by Floricanto Press. www.FloricantoPress.com www.LatinoBooks.Net #LatinoBooks.com This a photographic, historical, and contemporary description of the island. Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island and Isla de Pascua, has long been said by natives to be at the navel of the Earth. The people of Easter Island knew of no others for hundreds of years and built their society and belief system until contacted by the outside world in 1722. It is still unknown if the social collapse that followed was from a natural disaster, forced by the human contact or more than likely as a result of a combination of the two. In the center of the South Pacific Ocean, Rapa Nui is located 2,191 miles west of the coast of Chile, South America in the center of the Pacific Ocean. Some 2,704 miles northeast of Tahiti, the island remains even today the most isolated inhabited land on the planet. Today, 7,750 people live on Easter Island. A territory of Chile, many who live on the Island consider themselves Rapanui before Chilean. Spanish is the language spoken by most, but the almost lost language of the island is taught in schools and families to bring the pride of the native islanders to the front. Note that the island and native language is "Rapa Nui" and the people of the island are "Rapanui." Denis O'Leary has been an educator for nearly three decades and long served in civil rights organizations as well as been an elected school Trustee for sixteen of those years. Denis O'Leary has authored fascinating books that reflect respect for diverse Latin American cultures such as Alba Walking in the Shadows, Esteban's Caravan, children's books about César Chávez and Grandpa's Short Handled Hoe. It is no wonder that when Mr. O'Leary traveled to the most remote location on Earth, Easter Island, with his wife and son, he wanted to relate what he saw and learned to students and community. Through Denis O'Leary's photography, interactions with Rapanui and research we are shown a whole story of the mysteries and culture that developed over the centuries at the navel of our planet: the island of Rapa Nui, or Easter Island.

The Sourcing of Stemmed Obsidian Artifacts on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Its Implications of Prehistoric Resource Use and Territorial Boundaries

The Sourcing of Stemmed Obsidian Artifacts on Rapa Nui (Easter Island) and Its Implications of Prehistoric Resource Use and Territorial Boundaries
A Book

by Roberta L. Thomas

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9781109670110
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Easter Island-Rapa Nui

Easter Island-Rapa Nui
Amazing Imagery from 'Te Pito O Te Henua'

by Marc Ross Shields

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Easter Island

Easter Island
Rapa Nui

by Felipe L. Soza

  • Publisher : Niceye
  • Release : 2008-11-21
  • Pages : 127
  • ISBN : 9789568481063
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"Easter Island ia a book in which S&E editors, through its brand NicEye, documents one of Chile´s most famous World Heritage sites declared by UNESCO. In this book, we review the history of an island located in the middle of the South Pacific, halfway between Continental Chile and Tahiti: Rapa Nui. Named as such by its natives, it has become famous all over the world not only for its unique location and geography, but also for the existence of almost one thousand gigantic sculptures that can be found all over the island; carved out of rock and spanning centuries, they are called Moais."

Case Marking in Rapa Nui, the Polynesian Language of Easter Island

Case Marking in Rapa Nui, the Polynesian Language of Easter Island
A Book

by Nancy L. Weber,ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (Electronic resource collection),University of Texas at Arlington. College of Liberal Arts

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Splendid Isolation

Splendid Isolation
Art of Easter Island

by Eric Kjellgren,JoAnne Van Tilburg,Adrienne Lois Kaeppler

  • Publisher : Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 79
  • ISBN : 158839011X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This handsome book examines the island's diverse artistic heritage and presents and discusses more than fifty works.

Festival Tapati

Festival Tapati
Rapa Nui, Easter Island, Chile

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rock Art of Easter Island

Rock Art of Easter Island
Symbols of Power, Prayers to the Gods

by Georgia Lee

  • Publisher : Cotsen Institute of Archaeology
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 225
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Easter Island's Silent Sentinels

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

by Kenneth Treister,Patricia Vargas Casanova,Claudio Cristino

  • Publisher : UNM Press
  • Release : 2013-11-15
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 0826352669
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It may be the most interesting and yet loneliest spot on earth: a volcanic rock surrounded by a million square miles of ocean, named for the day Dutch explorers discovered it, Easter Sunday, April 5, 1722. Here people created a complex society, sophisticated astronomy, exquisite wood sculpture, monumental stone architecture, roads, and a puzzling ideographic script. And then they went about sculpting amazing, giant human figures in stone. This richly illustrated book of the history, culture, and art of Easter Island is the first to examine in detail the island’s vernacular architecture, often overshadowed by its giant stone statues. It shows the conjecturally reconstructed prehistoric pole houses; the ahu, the sculptures’ platform, as a spectacular expression of prehistoric megalithic architecture; and the Easter Island Statue Project’s inventory of the colossal moai sculptures. This publication is made possible in part by a generous contribution from Furthermore: a program of the J. M. Kaplan Fund.