Friday, February 23, 2018

Some Great News

“Canoes of Oceania,” originally published as three separate volumes from 1936 to 1938, has been reprinted in celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Bishop Museum Press, Hawai‘i’s oldest book publisher!
The book, authored by ethnographers A.C. Haddon and James Hornell, has long been regarded as a classic text for those interested in the techniques, forms, materials, and functions of ocean-going canoes throughout the Pacific. The trilogy serves as a significant reference and has become an important source of inspiration for recent generations of oceanic voyagers, including members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
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1 comment:

  1. This encyclopedic book got me to turn off the internet, at least for a while. The hefty Table of Contents somewhat compensates for the lack of an Index. The biggest impression is the technical accomplishments of a people without metal, their sailboats were the fastest vehicles in the world until 1850, fastest sailboats in the world until 1960.