A classic, this engaging book examines how Stone Age Polynesians may have navigated the Pacific. The scholarly volume, now in its second edition, will appeal to seafarers and modern Pacific travelers. More than just a history, it provides enough information that a reader could practically build a canoe and navigate the oceans using the stars as a guide. It includes a glossary of Polynesian terms, latitude and longitude of main island groups and a fairly mathematical essay on variation of star position with latitude.