Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific
By Christina Thompson (HarperCollins)
Christina Thompson started researching the voyages of the ancient Polynesians to try to find clues to the lineage of her Maori husband and their children. Her research led her to this book: a detailed exploration of the rise and fall of the ancient voyagers of the Pacific. In its more than 300 pages, Thompson shares oral traditions, presents theories and scientific discoveries that try to decipher how the voyagers managed to navigate the Pacific without detailed maps or advanced instruments.