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The Statues that Walked by Terry Hunt
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Jun 29, 2012

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Read from June 29 to July 01, 2012

I've had a fascination with Easter Island since I was a kid, so this title really caught my eye when I saw it on in the bargain bin on

It was definitely much more academic and scientific than I was expecting (or hoping for) but for what it set out to do, it was an excellent and thorough book. It deals not only with the statues of Easter island but the entire history of the island, touching also on the history of Polynesia as a whole.

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message 1: by James (new) - added it

James Boling Digestibly academic/scientific or too jargony? Sounds interesting.

Jeremy None of it was overly technical; there were just sections were they elaborated on elements that I wasn't particularly interested in. But it was still worth the listen, for sure (at least as a nerd). It's $5 on If you'd like, we can figure out a way for you to "borrow" it from me, since I'm done with it...

message 3: by James (new) - added it

James Boling For now I will just add it as a to-read since I have a stack that may take me until Alyson's firstborn is engaged to finish.

Jeremy I have 92 books on my to-read shelf myself!

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