Canoes of the Grand Ocean

Anne Di Piazza and Erik Pearthree


If Oceanic canoes, by their very strangeness were surprising to the earliest European observers, it was not long before their descrAtions shifted from being impressed, enthusiastic or fascinated and gave way to detailed observations, measurements, comparisons and representations. Canoes are also the means by which the islanders apprehend space. In this perspective, this interesting volume on the study of canoes of the ‘Grand Ocean’ remains a vehicle for discovery.