Rapa Nui Journal Volume 19 Issue 2
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ItemEIF News( 2005-01-01)
ItemRecent Publications( 2005-01-01)
ItemWhat's New in Hanga Roa( 2005-01-01)
ItemWhat's New in the Pacfic( 2005-01-01)
ItemMoai Sightings( 2005-01-01)
A BAR IN THE NUGGET HOTEL in Reno, Nevada, advertises "Island Drinks" and amongst the usual suspects (Zombie, Pina Colada, Blue Hawaiian, etc.) they offer an "Aku-Aku" which is described as a ginger brandy base decorated with a flaming sugar cube; and "Easter Island Grog", a mixture of Cuban and Jamaican rums served in a communal bowl.
ItemThe Moai Murders (Review)( 2005-01-01)
THE MOM MURDERS WOULD BE a good book to take along on the flight home from a visit to Rapa Nui; reading time is just about the same as the flight time. The story can help you remember the sites you visited, and maybe you might learn a bit more about the island's history. But the book mainly is aimed at those who love mysteries, and it just happens to be set on our favorite island.
ItemRapa Nui: Patrimonio natural y cultural( 2005-01-01)
THE REVIEWER, XIMENA CEARDI of El Mercurio de Valparaiso, describes this book as being "somewhere between a book and a booklet...whose objective is the presentation of cultural and natural patrimony ....
ItemIn Search of Lemuria: The Lost Pacific Continent in Legend, Myth and Imagination (Review)( 2005-01-01)
"IN SEARCH OF... " IS THE LATEST EFFORT from the lunatic fringe and, of course, this book takes in Easter Island, along with Mt Shasta and the Hopi Indians.
ItemKibo: Le Serment Grave. Essai de Synthese sur les Petroglyhphes Calédoniens. (Review)( 2005-01-01)
ANYONE INTERESTED IN PETROGLYPHS will appreciate this book. It consists of five chapters plus an introduction, conclusion, and seven addenda. The book is extensively illustrated, as books that concern rock art should be. There are black and white photographs, line drawings, and maps.
ItemIsland at the End of the Week: The Turbulent History of Easter Island( 2005-01-01)
MANY READERS OF THIS JOURNAL will already have an entire bookshelf - or at least a large part of one - dedicated entirely to Rapa Nui. However, until now, those shelves will have lacked a straightforward and complete history of the island and its people. So much has been written about the island's prehistory that it has been easy to ignore the absence of an actual history. Only after one begins to read Island at the End of the World does it become obvious· what has been missing all this time.