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The Resource The statues that walked : unraveling the mystery of Easter Island, Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo

The statues that walked : unraveling the mystery of Easter Island, Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo

Label
The statues that walked : unraveling the mystery of Easter Island
Title
The statues that walked
Title remainder
unraveling the mystery of Easter Island
Statement of responsibility
Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The monumental statues of Easter Island, gazing out in their imposing rows over the island's barren landscape, have been a great mystery ever since the island was first discovered by Europeans. How could the ancient people who inhabited this tiny speck of land, the most remote in the vast expanse of the Pacific, have built such monumental works, and moved them from the quarry where they were carved to the coast? And if the island once boasted a culture sophisticated enough to have produced such marvelous edifices, what happened to that culture? The prevailing accounts of the island's history tell a story of self-inflicted devastation: a glaring case of eco-suicide. But when Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo began carrying out archaeological studies on the island in 2001, they uncovered a very different truth: they show that the Easter Islanders were remarkably inventive environmental stewards, rich with lessons for confronting the daunting environmental challenges of our own time.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hunt, Terry L
Dewey number
996.1/8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
  • F3169
  • F3169
LC item number
  • .H86 2011
  • .H86 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lipo, Carl P
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sculpture, Prehistoric
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Polynesians
  • Easter Island
Label
The statues that walked : unraveling the mystery of Easter Island, Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A most mysterious island -- Millions of palms -- Resilience -- The ancient paths of stone giants -- The statues that walked -- A peaceable island -- Ahu and houses -- The benefits of making moai -- The collapse
Control code
ocn646113182
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 237 p.
Isbn
9781439150313
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011001627
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646113182
  • (OCoLC)646113182
Label
The statues that walked : unraveling the mystery of Easter Island, Terry Hunt and Carl Lipo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A most mysterious island -- Millions of palms -- Resilience -- The ancient paths of stone giants -- The statues that walked -- A peaceable island -- Ahu and houses -- The benefits of making moai -- The collapse
Control code
ocn646113182
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
ix, 237 p.
Isbn
9781439150313
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2011001627
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)646113182
  • (OCoLC)646113182

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