I was especially keen to read this book since I know the island and can pictures places mentioned.
This is just an absolutely fascinating book about Easter Island, or 'rapa nui' and the mystery surrounding the statues, or 'moai' that are found all over the island.
The authors have obviously significant first hand experience in the topic and have organized their thoughts well.
I have been interested in Rapa Nui (Easter Island) since I read Thor Heyerdahl's book Kon Tiki 50 years ago. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Land Wayland
Interesting take on the mysterious Moai and what caused the collapse of Easter Island communities.Published 1 month ago by Kathryn S. Scott
Everyone should have a trip to Easter Island on their Bucket List.Published 4 months ago by faylumpkins
This is written by real anthropologists who lived and worked on Easter Island for many years. They taught grad students, engaged in field work and talked to the natives. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Patrick L. Boyle
We are so glad you chose this book. It isn't just the same old story of the strange statues and their meaning. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Marilyn R. Pankey
This book was better than I ever imagined it to be! It had such compelling theories that I found very credible as well as interesting facts about the island. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Nicole Wooleyhand
The book presents somewhat of an alternative to Jared Diamond's story of ecocide on Easter Island. Hunt and Lipo do concede that rats brought by the first settlers did deforest... Read morePublished 12 months ago by El Gringo
At last we have a serious book about Rapa Nui that reveals new findings based upon solid archaeological evidence rather than one that merely rehashes the works of others set forth... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Kermit J. Owens
Finished the "STATUES THAT WALKED" book. If you liked anthropology enough to sit through a class and put up with a dry, un-animated presentation by a knowledgeable professor, than... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Thomas Fitzpatrick