Easter Island is the world’s most isolated inhabited island, located in Chile,in the Southeastern Pacific Ocean. It is famous for its 887 mysterious megalith stone statues called Moai. The Polynesian settlers to the island began colonization from a limited resource base, and created an advanced society of religious and artistic culture. From their monumental sculpture and stone work skills, they created the stone giant statues, of which many still stand today. Unfortunately, the flourishing society did not last,and the most common theory for the decline of this society was deforestation of the land, leading to war between the factions, famine, and ultimately the collapse of the society.
This book is an introduction into one of the world’s ancient civili...
Genre: History, Australia & Oceania, Nonfiction, Travel, Latin America
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This work is concerned with the emergence of tourism in colonial Victoria, Australia, and is part of ongoing research into understanding the ‘tourism era of discovery’. It deals with the processes of opening up new attractions and its focus is the embryonic or emergent phase in which natural attractions become the subject of tourist visitation. It is contextualized in the study of eight tourism sites that are the primary focus of this work....
Genre: Business & Investing, Economics, Reference, History, Australia & Oceania, World, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Math, Earth Sciences
Size: 210 pages
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