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Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific
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Vanished Islands and Hidden Continents of the Pacific

Patrick D. Nunn

Abstract

Islands—as well as entire continents—are reputed to have disappeared in many parts of the world. Yet there is little information on this subject concerning its largest ocean, the Pacific. Over the years, geologists have amassed data that point to the undeniable fact of islands having disappeared in the Pacific, including a few instances where fragments of Pacific continents have disappeared. This book ranges far and wide on this subject, from explanations of the region's ancient history to the meanings of island myths. It shows that there is value in bringing together myths and the geological ... More

Keywords: Pacific Ocean, island disappearance, vanished islands, Pacific continents, island myths, Pacific Basin, human settlement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780824832193
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824832193.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick D. Nunn, author
University of the South Pacific