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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent early view of Easter Island (1914-1915), 2 May 1998
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The Mystery of Easter Island was originally published in 1919, based upon the research of an English lady, Katherine Routledge, who lived on the island in 1914-15. She learned the Rapanui language and interviewed all the old people she could find who still remembered the past. The more we now know about the archaeology of Easter Island, the better this material looks. Routledge did excavations, camped out all over the island and accumulated vast quantities of research material. A 'must read' for someone going to Easter Island.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quite the best book about Easter Island, 7 Dec 2012
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This is an excellent read, an intelligent travellogue covering a big canvas, but with Easter Island as the principal focus. I have not read a better, more considered view of the island's mysterious past. Very much to be recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating subject, 8 Sep 2013
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Recommended by a young woman who is copying the journey starting next year when crew and sponsors have been found.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Account of a Historic Voyage, 15 May 2014
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I have a copy of the volume 'printed for the author' and given by the authors (Scoresby Routledge wrote the end part) to my grandparents in 1917. So it is good to see the book brought to a much wider audience with this edition. The style is matter-of-fact, and one has to stand back to appreciate what was achieved against difficult circumstances. About two thirds of the book is about Easter island, the remainder covers the journeys out and back. The reproduction of the black and white photos is rather disappointing, but the book is well worth reading, particularly if you are thinking of visiting Easter Island or indeed if you already have made a visit.
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