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Pathway of the Birds

The Voyaging Achievements of Maori and Their Polynesian Ancestors

By Andrew Crowe | Paperback | 0 Review(s)

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"Pathway of the Birds has had a profound effect on my life. Several years before the book was finished, Andrew Crowe asked me to critique the book and while reading it I became fascinated by the astonishing voyaging history of Polynesia. It is a story that few people know. Captain Cook was baffled by how “one nation” could have spread from Tahiti to New Zealand and Hawaii and here is a book that helps to explain how this happened, using a wonderfully interesting mix of scientific, historical and social disciplines.

So how did this affect my life? I was so inspired by the book that I decided to purchase an ocean-going waka (Hinemoana is shown on the book cover) and set up a foundation that offers young Maori, Polynesia and other New Zealanders the opportunity to appreciate the seafaring experiences of their great ancestors who sailed to Aotearoa 800 years ago. For the last three years the foundation (Hawaiki Rising Voyaging Trust) has offered 1-day, 2-day and 8-day voyagers to hundreds of young people and given them the chance to see life very differently. And it has been life-changing for many" writes Dr Simon McDonald.

Top Reads of 2018 - Weekend Herald

Top Ten Non-Fiction for 2018 - Auckland Libraries

'a masterful synthesis of the remarkable voyaging history of the Polynesians'
Patrick V Kirch, Professor Emeritus, University of California

'Wonderfully informative and entertaining'
New Zealand Weekend Herald

'a highly readable and lucid account of the early Polynesians' epic saga...will appeal to both the general reader and the specialist'.
NZ Listener

Format
Paperback
Release Date
03 Aug 2018
Author(s)
Andrew Crowe
Publisher
David Bateman Ltd
ISBN-13
9781869539610
Dimensions
190mm x 252mm
Pages
288
Format
Paperback
Release Date
03 Aug 2018
Author(s)
Andrew Crowe
Publisher
David Bateman Ltd
ISBN-13
9781869539610
Dimensions
190mm x 252mm
Pages
288

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