A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawaii (1st Ed.)

A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawaii (1st Ed.)

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A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief: The Island Civilization of Ancient Hawai'i (1ST ed.)
Contributor(s): Kirch, Patrick Vinton (Author)

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"Patrick Kirch's new book takes the reader to many distant islands and pivotal moments of discovery that have helped shape our understanding of the human past. He recognizes the important social experiments that Oceanic societies created through their epic voyages to explore and settle the most distant portions of the planet." -Peter R. Mills, Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawai'i at Hilo
" A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief combines captivating history with Kirch's own personal story. The result is an extremely powerful piece of scholarship and a tremendous read." -David Igler, Associate Professor of History, University of California, Irvine


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"A tale told for everyone. . . . This personal account by Kirch, the world's foremost authority on the prehistory of the Hawaiian Islands, is based on a lifetime of research. . . . His account is both engaging and accessible. . . . It is a fascinating narrative, impossible to put down."-- "CHOICE"


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An exemplary prehistory written for a popular audience.-- "Archaeology in Oceania"


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This volume provides a valuable source.-- "Journal of Historical Geography"


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"The writing, like the book's title, is engaging; it inspires reflection." -- "Journal of Pacific History"