Sea Peo­ple: In Search of the An­cient Nav­i­ga­tors of the Pa­cific

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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.

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