Easter Island: Giant Stone Statues Tell of a Rich and Tragic Past

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By Caroline Arnold
Publisher Clarion Books
Easter Island: Giant Stone Statues Tell of a Rich and Tragic Past
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In about A.D. 400, a group of seafarers reached a small, isolated island in Polynesia and founded a new settlement. They developed a rich and complex culture that lasted more than a thousand years. The population eventually declined, and soon all that remained were a few inhabitants and hundreds of mysterious giant stone statues in varying stages of disrepair. Caroline Arnold explains how archeologists and other scientists and scholars have pieced together a history of Easter Island by studying its natural resources, listening to family stories and Polynesian legends, and examining the statues and other clues the people left behind. Photographs, taken by the author, provide a stunning visual accompaniment to this clear and concise account of one of the most remoteand fascinatingplaces on earth. GLOSSARY, BIBLIOGRAPHY, INDEX.

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7038 words7,038 words
48 pages48 pages
Lexile 1140LLexile 1140L
Grade 5 to 7Grade 5 to 7
Age 10-12Age 10-12
Published 2000Published 2000

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Book ISBN:

0395876095

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