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Voyate of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia by Ben Rudolph Finney (1933-2017) - First - 1994 - from The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB (SKU: BOOKS001140)

Voyate of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

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Voyate of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia

by Ben Rudolph Finney (1933-2017)

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ISBN 10
0520080025
ISBN 13
9780520080027
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xviii+401 pages with maps, illustrations, figures, drawings and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's quarter black cloth with gilt lettering to spine over blue boards, in original pictorial jacket. First edition. Voyage of Rediscovery is a vivid, immensely readable account of this remarkable journey through the Pacific, including tales of a curiosity attack by sperm whales and the crew's welcome to Aotearoa by Maori tribesmen, who dubbed them their sixth tribe. It describes how Hawaiian navigator Nainoa Thompson guided the canoe over thousands of miles of open ocean without compass, sextant, charts, or any other navigational aids. In so doing, it documents the experimental voyaging approach, developed by Ben Finney, which has both transformed our ideas about Polynesian migration and voyaging and been embraced by present-day Polynesians as a way to experience and celebrate their rich ancestral heritage as premier seafarers. By sailing in the wake of their ancestors, the Hawaiians and other Polynesians who captained, navigated, and crewed Hokule'a made the journey described here a cultural as well as a scientific odyssey of exploration. Condition: Fine in like jacket.

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Bookseller
The Book Collector ABAA, ILAB US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
BOOKS001140
Title
Voyate of Rediscovery: A Cultural Odyssey through Polynesia
Author
Ben Rudolph Finney (1933-2017)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Fine
Jacket condition
Fine
Quantity available
1
Edition
First
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0520080025
ISBN 13
9780520080027
Publisher
University of California Press
Place of Publication
Berkeley
Date published
1994
Keywords
POLYNESIA
Bookseller catalogs
Anthropology; Voyages and Discovery;
Size
Royal octavo

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