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Author Thomas, Nicholas, 1960- author.

Title Voyagers : the settlement of the Pacific / Nicholas Thomas.

Publication Info. New York : Basic Books, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult Department  996 THO    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - New Materials  305.8995 THOMAS    DUE 04-03-24
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  996 THOMAS    Check Shelf
 Windsor Locks Public Library - Adult Department  996 THO    Check Shelf
Edition First US edition.
Description vii, 203 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 'The same nation' : theories and myths of Pacific settlement -- First crossings : from Suda to Sahul -- Making connections : Lapita and beyond -- 'The best of any boats in the world' -- Knowing the ocean -- Epilogue: On Tupaia Street.
Summary "The islands of Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia stretch across thousands of miles of ocean and encompass a multitude of different peoples. Starting with Captain James Cook, the earliest European explorers to visit the Pacific were astounded and perplexed to find populations thriving thousands of miles from continents. Who were these people? From where did they come? And how were they able to reach islands dispersed over such vast tracts of ocean? In Voyagers, the distinguished anthropologist Nicholas Thomas charts the course of the seaborne migrations that populated the islands between Asia and the Americas from late prehistory onwards. Drawing on the latest research, including insights gained from genetics, linguistics, and archaeology, Thomas provides a dazzling account of these long-distance migrations, the sea-going technologies that enabled them, and the societies that they left in their wake"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Pacific Islanders -- Origin.
Pacific Islanders -- First contact with other peoples.
Human geography -- Oceania.
Oceania -- Colonization.
Oceania -- Discovery and exploration.
Europe -- Colonies -- Discovery and exploration.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / General.
Colonization. (OCoLC)fst00868483
Discoveries in geography. (OCoLC)fst00894950
Human geography. (OCoLC)fst00963107
Pacific Islanders -- First contact with Europeans. (OCoLC)fst01049995
Oceania. (OCoLC)fst01242982
ISBN 9781541619838 (hardcover)
1541619838 (hardcover)
9781541620056 (ebook)
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