Easter Island

Scientific Exploration into the World’s Environmental Problems in Microcosm

Editors: Loret, John, Tanacredi, John T. (Eds.)

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Easter Island, a World Heritage Site is still, after over 50 years since Thor Heyerdahl's work on the island, a fascinating area to explore and learn about a culture that has only remnants remaining, while documenting a marine ecology still mostly unknown.

Easter Island: Scientific Exploration into the World's Environmental Problems in Microcosm presents the research results from three years of interdisciplinary expeditions to Easter Island. The primary objectives were to investigate the effects of human population growth on the ecology of the island and to discover whether any dramatic climatic changes such as a prolonged El Niño could have disrupted the island's fragile ecosystem. The interdisciplinary scientific team were mainly researching the paleontology, archaeology, climatology, and geophysics of the island. This book now brings together the results of the three expeditions, identifies new areas of research, and hopefully will continue to inspire aspiring scientists to revisit this amazing island to explore and demystify this timeless enigma of human history.

About the authors

Dr John T. Tanacredi is Chief, Division of Natural Resources for the National Park Service at Gateway National Recreation Area. He is a Research Associate in the Department of Invertebrate Zoology at the American Museum of Natural History and at the Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation. He holds Adjunct Full Professor of Environmental Sciences at Hofstra University and Polytechnic University.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction: An Easter Island Experience—How it all Started

    Loret, John

    Pages 1-15

  • A Cultural Icon: Scientific Exploration into the World’s Environmental Problems in Microcosm

    Loret, John

    Pages 19-28

  • Rapa Nui National Park, Easter Island, Chile: An Eco-Tourism Outline with Issues and Suggestions

    Tanacredi, J. T. (et al.)

    Pages 29-36

  • Documenting Petroglyphs on Easter Island

    Cliver, Blaine

    Pages 37-52

  • The Corals and Coral Reefs of Easter Island — A Preliminary Look

    Hubbard, Dennis K. (et al.)

    Pages 53-77

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Easter Island
Book Subtitle
Scientific Exploration into the World’s Environmental Problems in Microcosm
Editors
  • John Loret
  • John T. Tanacredi
Copyright
2003
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-0183-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-0183-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-47494-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-4956-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 240
Topics