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Early man and the ocean : a search for the beginnings of navigation and seaborne civilizations / Thor Heyerdahl.

1st ed. in the U.S.A.. Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, [1979] .
ISBN 9780385127103, 0385127103

Location Call Number Status Consortium Loan
George Washington
Mt. Vernon campus stacks
GN386 .H49 1979 Available Request
LIB stacks
GN386 .H49 Available Request
UNIV General stacks
910.45 H4e, 1979 Available Request
George Mason
Fenwick stacks
GN386 .H49; 1979 Available Request
Subjects Maritime anthropology.
Navigation -- History.
Seafaring life.
Description vi, 438 pages, [2] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Copyright Date [1979]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 407-420) and index.
Summary Discusses the ships, navigational systems, achievements, and discoveries of ancient seamen and examines their influence on the spread of culture in the ancient world and on subsequent exploration.
Contents Early ships and the sea. The beginning of navigation -- Paths across the oceans -- The Atlantic problem. Isolationists versus diffusionists -- The bearded gods before Columbus -- Columbus and the Vikings -- The Pacific problem. From Asia to Polynesia the easy way -- Incas led the Europeans to Polynesia -- Balsa raft navigation -- Culture plants and early navigators -- Steppingstones from South America. The pre-Spanish use of the Galapagos -- The coconuts of Cocos Island -- Easter Island statues -- The world's loneliest meeting place -- Review and discussion.
Genre History.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)4500053
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WorldCat Identities Heyerdahl, Thor.
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