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Nature volume 142, page 659 (08 October 1938) | Download Citation



IN the second volume of this joint study of the, canoes of Oceania by Dr. A. C. Haddon and Mr. James Hornell, the former has brought together and analysed an enormous mass of detail relating to the canoes of Melanesia and adjacent waters. It is drawn in part from personal observation, in part from published, or in some instances unpublished, observations of travellers and ethnologists, sometimes going back to the earliest recorded visits to the islands by Europeans. On the whole, this latter source is more satisfactory than the corresponding material under contribution in the preceding volume, which dealt With Polynesia.

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