Find out about this organization, which investigates how Polynesian seafarers discovered and settled the islands of the Pacific. Learn about what it's like to live for a month on board a replica of an ancient voyaging canoe.
The National Engineers Week Committee unveils plans for its 49th meeting which include numerous activities to showcase new projects and programs intended to spread the message of engineering's importance to society. The site also provides adolescents with an opprtunity to investigate a host of engineering achievements designed to inspire their interest in engineering.
BooksEaster Island: Archaeology, Ecology, and Culture By Jo Anne Van Tilburg and John Mack. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1995.
Easter Island, Earth Island By Paul Bahn and John Flenley. Thames and Hudson, 1992.
Easter Island - Island of Enigmas By John Dos Passos, Doubleday & Company, 1971.
Easter Island: Mystery of the Stone Giants By Catherine and Michel Orliac. Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1995.
Easter Island: The Mystery Solved By Thor Heyerdahl. Stoddard Publishing Co., 1989.
The Journal of Jacob Roggeveen Edited by Andrew Sharp. Oxford University Press, 1970.
Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific By Raft By Thor Heyerdahl. Pocket Books, 1950.
The Modernization of Easter Island By J. Douglas Porteous. Western Geographical Series Vol. 19, Department of Geography, University of Victoria, 1981.
The Mystery of Easter Island - The Story of an Expedition By Mrs. Scoresby Routledge (Katherine Routledge). Sifton, Praed & Co., 1919.
Vaka: Saga of a Polynesian Canoe By Tom Davis and Pa Tuterangi Ariki. Institute of Pacific Studies/Polynesian Press, University of the South Pacific/Samoa House, Rarotonga and Suva/Auckland, 1992.
Vikings of the Sunrise By Sir Peter Buck. New Zealand edition, Whitcombe and Tombs, 1954.
Voyagers By Herb Kawainui Kane, Managing Editors, Robert B. Goodman and Lorie Rapkin. WhaleSong Inc., 1991.
We, the Navigators: The Ancient Art of Landfinding in the Pacific By David Lewis, edited by Sir Derek Oulton. University of Hawaii Press, 1994.
Secrets of Lost Empires Family Activity Book
by WGBH Boston's Educational Print and Outreach Department.
Kids ages 9-12 and their families can explore the once-mighty civilizations featured in the Secrets of Lost Empires series with this fully illustrated, 32-page book. Just $4.95 to cover shipping and handling. Call 1-800-949-8670 or write to: WGBH Boston Video, P.O. Box 2284, South Burlington, VT 05407-2284.
Following is a list of companies that have contributed vital materials and other resources to the attempt to move and erect a moai on Easter Island.
The Boeing Company
Golden Bear Arborists
Van Tilburg, Banvard & Soderbergh, Architects
Johannes Van Tilburg
Valverde Construction Company