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Mystery Islands: Discovering the Ancient Pacific by  Tom Koppel - Paperback - Signed First Edition - 2012 - from Black Sheep Books (IOBA) and

Mystery Islands: Discovering the Ancient Pacific

by Koppel, Tom

Condition: New

Suva, Fiji Islands: USP Press (University of the South Pacific), 2012 New book by Tom Koppel, PhD. in political science, veteran author and journalist, who now makes his home on Salt Spring Island, B.C. Signed by the author. Book details his personal odyssey across a vast ocean and through time exploring new theories and discoveries surrounding life throughout the Pacific. From celestial navigation and the sweep of the ocean currents, the hardships of survival and settlement, to the rich tapestry of Pacific Island customs and traditions, "Mystery Islands" shows how new archaeological findings have changed our entire picture of when and how the Pacific islands were first discovered and settled, beginning over three thousand years ago. Book is the winner of the USP Press Award for non-fiction. Illustrated blue soft cover with white titling and French flaps, map inside front and back cover, illustrated with sixteen pages of very attractive colour photographs, nine-page Selected Bibliography, Index, 345 pages. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Signed by Author. First Edition. Soft Cover. New. Illus. by Palovcik, Annie & Tom Koppel. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

  • Bookseller: Black Sheep Books (IOBA) CA (CA)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 016347
  • Title: Mystery Islands: Discovering the Ancient Pacific
  • Author: Koppel, Tom
  • Illustrator:Palovcik, Annie & Tom Koppel
  • Format/binding:Paperback
  • Book condition: New
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: USP Press (University of the South Pacific)
  • Place: Suva, Fiji Islands
  • Date published: 2012
  • Keywords: Oceania, Discovery, Exploration, History, Social History, Social Life, Customs, Travel, Salt Spring
  • Bookseller catalogs: History; Travel & Adventure; Salt Spring Island;
  • Size: 8vo - over 7¾\" - 9¾\" tall


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