Pathway of the birds : the voyaging achievements of Māori and their Polynesian ancestors / Andrew Crowe.
By: Crowe, Andrew.Material type: BookPublisher: Auckland, New Zealand : Bateman, 2018Copyright date: ©2018Description: 288 pages : colour illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text | still image | cartographic image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781869539610; 1869539613.Subject(s): Polynesians -- Migrations | Navigation -- Polynesia -- History | Maori (New Zealand people) -- Migrations | Whakatere waka hourua | Hekenga | Waka | Discoveries in geography | Polynesia -- Discovery and exploration | New Zealand -- Discovery and exploration
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
This book tells of one of the most expansive and rapid phases of human migration in prehistory, a period during which Polynesians reached and settled nearly every archipelago scattered across some 28 million square kilometres of the Pacific Ocean, an area now known as East Polynesia. Through an engaging narrative and over 400 maps, diagrams, photographs, and illustrations, Crowe conveys some of the skills, innovation, resourcefulness, and courage of the people that drove this extraordinary feat of maritime expansion. In this masterful work, Andrew Crowe integrates a diversity of research and viewpoints in a format that is both accessible to the lay reader and required reading for any serious scholar of this fascinating region.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-279) and index.
Easter Island : out on a limb -- Pitcairn, Mangareva, Rapa and the Austral Islands : dark horses of the south -- The Hawaiian and Line islands : Maui's hook -- The Marquesas Islands : statues in the forest -- Traditional wayfinding at sea : expanding the target -- The Tuāmotu Archipelago : crossroads of East Polynesia -- The Society Islands : one Hawaiki among many -- Rarotonga and the Cook Islands : en route to New Zealand -- Exploration and discovery : nature's signposts to the Kermadecs and beyond -- Passage to New Zealand : planned voyages of settlement -- Settling New Zealand : adapting to a cool land -- Voyages of return : the cuckoos depart -- The western Pacific : a wider range of possibilities -- A mirror and a window : origins, achievements and loss.
"This book casts light on a neglected epoch of world history, one that saw Polynesians expand their territory across the world's largest ocean. Author Andrew Crowe has been collecting the research of a wide range of specialists for many years, assembling it as if the individual findings were pieces of one enormous jigsaw. From this broad focus has come a deep admiration for the skills, resourcefulness and courage of the people that drove this extraordinary feat of maritime exploration." -- Publisher description.
"Published with support from Creative NZ"--Title page verso.