The Mystery of Easter Island, The Story of an Expedition
Historical adventure travel
Island at The End of the World
"Fischer''s fluent narrative reveals how smallness, isolation, and a fragile environment have shaped the history of this tiny community. . . . Its strength lies equally in the author’s sensitive micro-study approach and its subject matter. Above all, it deserves a wide readership because Easter Island still presents a global warning about the imperative of environmental sustainability."--American Historical Review (Philippa Mein Smith American Historical Review)
The Log of the El Dorado (Capt. Benson’s Own Story)
Out of print ; Easter Island sailing history adventure
Island at the Center of the World
(Translated by William Mulloy) Out of print, available used.
Rapanui: Tradition & Survival on Easter Island, 2nd edition
General history of Easter Island, its culture and society from ancient to modern times.
Rapa Nui, Island of Memory
This book is a celebration of the people of Rapa Nui--embracing their continuity with the past. Included are numerous photos documenting island life over the last 25 years. These and the many personal anecdotes make Rapa Nui, Island of Memory easy reading.
The Complete Guide to Easter Island
Very comprehensive guide. If you read only one book, this is our recommendation
Easter Island Rapa Nui, a Land of Rocky Dream
The text was written by the archaeologist José Miguel Ramírez, who was Superintendent of the Easter Island National Park for seven years. This is a very high-quality book, with 192 pages, which dimensions are of 20 x 30 cm (approximately 10 x 12.5 inches). It contains more than 220 full-color photographs that range from aerial photos taken during various flights and under different light conditions, to underwater pictures of caves and native fish species of the island. It has a large number of photographs of archaeological sites and landscapes, but, and perhaps most importantly, the last 58 pages are devoted to photographs of islanders of Rapa Nui that belong to the Rapa Nui ethnic group. Also included are images of the Tapati Rapa Nui, which is an event that brings their ancient customs and rates to life.