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Mysteries of Easter Island

2.71 of 5 stars 2.71  ·  rating details  ·  28 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The myths and statues of Easter Island remain one of the world s most intriguing unsolved mysteries. Join a couple who have visited most of the island of the Pacific as they attempt to unravel the secrets of Easter Island.
Published (first published July 28th 2010)
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It reminded me of reading some of the travelogues found in National Geographic publications where a person writes an account about going to a location featuring his or her own experiences coupled with factual information about the location. I have enjoyed reading these type of adventures on Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Canyon recently, so I thought I'd give this one a try and learn a little about Easter Island. Not a bad read. The author paints a very good picture of the area and what ...more
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 f ...more
Anna Dye
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 t
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!
Teri Pre
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.
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