Overview:Fishing for Islands: Traditional Boats and Seafarers of the Pacific - How would you like to cross the Pacific Ocean in a home-made boat? Sounds impossible, doesn't it? - but that's what the Polynesians did, skimming through the water at 20 km an hour with enough provisions on board for several weeks at sea. They and other peoples of the Pacific rim built boats for fishing, travelling, carrying goods, exploring and war. Fishing for Islands celebrates these traditional boats of South-east Asia and the Pacific, and shows how they were made, using bamboo, timber, vines, coconut fibre and so on. It also traces the movement of Melanesian and Polynesian people, beginning with short island-hops in bark or reed canoes and gradually extending out into the vastness of the Pacific, navigating by memory and the stars. This is a John Nicholson classic: a superbly illustrated, down-to-earth and very personal angle on history, informed by a passion for the things that people design and make.

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603728864-9781864485875. It was written by the following authors: John Nicholson. Book Fishing for Islands: Traditional Boats and Seafarers of the Pacific, which can be read online, published by the company: Allen & Unwin. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Children's, Teenage. The book was published on 1999-08-30 00:00:00. File for download Fishing for Islands: Traditional Boats and Seafarers of the Pacific has PDF format and is called fishing-for-islands-traditional-boats-and-seafarers-of-the-pacific.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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