ItemA dry composting toilet for the UNESCO- listed Rapa Nui National Park at 'Orongo( 2007-01-01)
Ninety-five percent of all toilets in Rapa Nui are pit latrines. That is to say, raw untreated sewerage is released straight into the ground without any form of treatment. Only a few hotels have septic tanks. Tourism grew by 900% over the past eleven years and it is projected to reach 100,000 shortly after 20IO. In addition, the current resident population of 3,765 is growing by 3.5% a year. This represents an ecological time-bomb. Chilean authorities have expressed great concern over the impeding contamination of Rapa Nui's drinking water supply as a result; the fresh water aquifer at the National Park of 'Anakena Beach has already been closed to human consumption for this reason.
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ItemIsla de Paseua: El Sueno Imposible de Antoni Pujador (Review)( 2007-01-01)
Isla de Pascua: EI Sueiio Imposible de Antoni Pujador
by Francesc Amoros
276 pages with colour and b/w photos
ISBN 84-96483-20-0 In Spanish; soft cover
Review by Maria Eugenia Santa Coloma
ItemLife and Solitude in Easter Island (Review)( 2007-01-01)
Life and Solitude in Easter Island
by Dario Verdugo-Binimelis Published by AuthorHouse l (2007)
ISBN 97 -1-4259-8228 Available in hardcover (140 page) for $24.99 or soft cover (119 pages) for $16.99 from Amazon.com
Foreword by Juan Grau
Review by Shawn McLaughlin
Item"The Dynamics of Soil, Landscape, and Culture on Easter Island (Chile)" Review( 2007-01-01)
"The Dynamics of Soil, Landscape, and Culture on Easter Island (Chile)" by Andreas Mieth and Hans-Rudolf Bork in Soils and Societies: Perspectives from Environmental History.
J. R. McNeill and Verena Winiwarter, eds. White Horse Pres (2006);
ISBN 1-874267-52-9. Hard cover (369 pages); $95 from Amazon.com
Review of Chapter 10 by Shawn McLaughlin
ItemGetting to Know You: Michel Orliac( 2007-01-01)
ItemJournal of the Principal Occurrences During the Voyage of the Frigate Santa Rosalia from El Callao de Lima to the Island of David and Thence to San Carlos De Chiloe, in the year 1770. By an Officer of the Said Frigate( 2007-01-01)
Journal of the principal occurrences during the voyage of the Frigate Santa Rosalia, under the command of Captain Don Antonio Domonte, which ailed from the Port of the Callao on the 10th of October, 1770, in company with the ship of the line San Lorenzo, Commodore don Felipe Gonzalez; to find and examine the Island of David, and others in the South Seas, her chief pilot being don Francisco Antonio de Aguera Infanzon.