Easter Island

Author : Jennifer Vanderbes
ISBN : 0440334136
Genre : Fiction
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In this extraordinary fiction debut--rich with love and betrayal, history and intellectual passion--two remarkable narratives converge on Easter Island, one of the most remote places in the world. It is 1913. Elsa Pendleton travels from England to Easter Island with her husband, an anthropologist sent by the Royal Geographical Society to study the colossal moai statues, and her younger sister. What begins as familial duty for Elsa becomes a grand adventure; on Easter Island she discovers her true calling. But, out of contact with the outside world, she is unaware that World War I has been declared and that a German naval squadron, fleeing the British across the South Pacific, is heading toward the island she now considers home. Sixty years later, Dr. Greer Farraday, an American botanist, travels to Easter Island to research the island’s ancient pollen, but more important, to put back the pieces of her life after the death of her husband. A series of brilliant revelations brings to life the parallel quests of these two intrepid young women as they delve into the centuries-old mysteries of Easter Island. Slowly unearthing the island’s haunting past, they are forced to confront turbulent discoveries about themselves and the people they love, changing their lives forever. Easter Island is a tour de force of storytelling that will establish Jennifer Vanderbes as one of the most gifted writers of her generation. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

Inventing Easter Island

Author : Beverley Haun
ISBN : 9780802098887
Genre : History
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Easter Island, or Rapa Nui as it is known to its inhabitants, is located in the Pacific Ocean, 3600 kilometres west of South America. Annexed by Chile in 1888, the island has been a source of fascination for the world beyond the island since the first visit by Europeans in 1722 due to its intriguing statues and complex history. Inventing 'Easter Island' examines narrative strategies and visual conventions in the discursive construction of 'Easter Island' as distinct from the native conception of 'Rapa Nui.' It looks at the geographic imaginary that pervaded the eighteenth century, a period of overwhelming imperial expansion. Beverley Haun begins with a discussion of forces that shaped the European version of island culture and goes on to consider the representation of that culture in the form of explorer texts and illustrations, as well as more recent texts and images in comic books and kitsch from off the island. Throughout, 'Easter Island' is used as a case study of the impact of imperialism on the view of a culture from outside. The study hinges on three key points - an inquiry into the formation of 'Easter Island' as a subject; an examination of how the constructed space and culture have been shaped, reshaped, and represented in discursive spaces; and a discussion of cultural memory and how the constraints of foreign texts and images have shaped thought and action about 'Easter Island.' Richly illustrated and unique in its findings, Inventing 'Easter Island' will appeal to cultural theorists, anthropologists, educators, and anyone interested in the history of the South Pacific.
Category: History

Statues Of Easter Island

Author : Lenore Franzen
ISBN : 1583413588
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Provides an overview of what archaeologists know about the ancient carved structures of Easter Island and the people who created them.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Easter Island Earth Island

Author : Paul G. Bahn
ISBN : 0500050651
Genre : History
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A myth-shattering study of the enigmatic Easter Island civilization uses new archeological evidence to unlock the mysteries of the island's massive effigies and its bizarre "birdman" cult. By the author of Images of the Ice Age.
Category: History

Easter Island

Author : Caroline Arnold
ISBN : 0618486054
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the formation, geography, ecology, and inhabitants of the isolated Easter Island in the Pacific Ocean.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Mystery Of Easter Island

Author : Katherine Routledge
ISBN : 0932813488
Genre : History
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One of the first-ever accounts of the life, history and legends of this strange and remote place.
Category: History

Easter Island

Author : Carlos Mordo
ISBN : UOM:39015056933008
Genre : Art
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Surrounded by the immense expanse of the Pacific Ocean, over 3200 kilometres from the nearest inhabited land, Easter Island is incredibly isolated. It is also small, only 119 square kilometres.
Category: Art

Easter Island

Author : John Dos Passos
ISBN : 9780307787057
Genre : History
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Despite sickness in the final years of his life, Dos Passos presses on for adventure. He and his wife journey to Easter Island, where they explore the history behind the famous statues—called maois. “When I was a small boy,” Dos Passos says, “some kind person took me to the British Museum. There I saw a statue, a huge, rough, dark-gray statue with [a] long, sad, dark-gray face. The statue stared back out of deep, sunken eyes. What was it trying to say? To this day I can remember the feeling it gave me of savage, brooding melancholy.”
Category: History

Rediscovering Easter Island

Author : Kathy Pelta
ISBN : 0822548909
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the many visits made by explorers, missionaries, businessmen, scientists, and others to Easter Island since the late 1600s and what they revealed about life on this remote Pacific island.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction