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By Thomas Gladwin | Comments: ( 380 ) | Date: ( Feb 25, 2020 )

Puluwat Atoll in Micronesia, with a population of only a few hundred proud seafaring people, can fulfill anyone s romantic daydream of the South Seas Thomas Gladwin has written a beautiful and perceptive book which describes the complex navigational systems of the Puluwat natives, yet has done so principally to provide new insights into the effects of poverty in Western cPuluwat Atoll in Micronesia, with a population of only a few hundred proud seafaring people, can fulfill anyone s romantic daydream of the South Seas Thomas Gladwin has written a beautiful and perceptive book which describes the complex navigational systems of the Puluwat natives, yet has done so principally to provide new insights into the effects of poverty in Western cultures.The cognitive system which enables the Puluwatans to sail their canoes without instruments over trackless expanses of the Pacific Ocean is sophisticated and complex, yet the Puluwat native would score low on a standardized intelligence test The author relates this discrepancy between performance and measured abilities to the educational problems of disadvantaged children He presents his arguments simply and clearly, with sensitive and detailed descriptions and many excellent illustrations His book will appeal to anthropologists, psychologists, and sailing enthusiasts alike.


  • Title: East Is a Big Bird: Navigation and Logic on Puluwat Atoll
  • Author: Thomas Gladwin
  • ISBN: 9780674224261
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments East Is a Big Bird: Navigation and Logic on Puluwat Atoll

  • Dman

    A comprehensive study of techniques used by traditional island navigators. Anyone who finds interest in sailing, anthropology, way-finding, or even systems of rational thought, should find this an interesting and engaging read. The scope of natural phenomena utilized by these rare and unique individuals encompasses the macro and micro environment.


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