The myths and statues of Easter Island remain one of the world’s most intriguing unsolved mysteries. Where do they come from? How were they carved? Who erected them? How were they erected? Why were they toppled? What is the Birdman Cult? What happened to the population of Easter Island? These are all questions that have been asked. Join a couple who have visited most of thThe myths and statues of Easter Island remain one of the world’s most intriguing unsolved mysteries. Where do they come from? How were they carved? Who erected them? How were they erected? Why were they toppled? What is the Birdman Cult? What happened to the population of Easter Island? These are all questions that have been asked. Join a couple who have visited most of the island of the Pacific as they unravel the secrets of Easter Island. This short travelogue is ideal reading for people that love travel and travel stories and it is useful background for people thinking about visiting Easter Island....
|Title||:||Mysteries of Easter Island|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||27 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Mysteries of Easter Island Reviews
This was... strange. Most of the book (more like a novella - very short) read a bit like the trip reports some of my friends share, after a fun vacation. I suppose if I was actually planning a trip to Easter Island, this might have been a bit helpful... but as someone who just wanted to learn a bit about the history of the island, and the amazing statues, I just really wasn't all that interested in what the author had for breakfast. He did include a few interesting facts he had learned himself from other books, but not nearly enough. In the end, I felt a bit like the author at the end of his 3-day trip to the island, when he writes "We left with some answers to our questions but even more importantly a longer list of questions." On the other hand, I picked up this e-book for free, so I guess it was worth the price. :-)
Mysteries of Easter Island is a novelette that will help others see and appreciate the interesting culture of the natives that live there. Brian writes from his own point of view of the many intriguing things found on this island. His explanations make for a thought-provoking and enjoyable trip. This novelette is based on the author’s research and personal experiences in this island and is very well done.I second Brian lines, “We’d enjoyed our very brief stay on Easter Island. It is remote, is the home of friendly and hospitable people and, for those travellers that are looking for something different, something of history and of the remarkable Polynesian culture, it is definitely worth the visit.”
Very short essay on the author's trip to Easter Island. Could use some editing. At one point he uses the word "wolla." The word he is looking for is "voila." That made me laugh out loud. You can get a much better history of the island and mysterious end to their statue building in "Collapse" by Jared Diamond. This book is only worth reading to get ideas of how to plan a trip to Easter Island.
Just reading up on another place I would like to go to someday. While it is a remote island.... I just think it would be so interesting. The author of this book recommended a 3 day tour to really see the island. Aparently, the statues we are all familiar with are not the only ones to be found on the island. Like the mysteries of Machu Pichu... Easter Island is filled with many as well!
Very short. A good deal of editing wouldn't have been amiss!! Paragraphs and commas truly are important parts of good writing. Why the author chose to place his facts at the end of the narrative instead of incorporating them I'll never know.
Free Kindle download. Short essay by Lawrenson, a travel writer, about a visit to Rapa Nui (Easter Island). Did include some good facts about the statues and culture of the island.