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AD 1300 Event, 81–82, 221n.50, 231n.4 agriculture, 73, 75–77, 128, 160 Alaska, 9, 15, 18, 44, 66, 68, 139–140 Aleutian Islands, 15, 47, 50, 140, 190; Bogoslof Island, 140–141 Alexa Bank, 39–40, 213n.16 ‘Alika Slide, 44–45, 214n.32 American Group (of lost islands ), 106 Antarctica, 5, 9, 17, 19–21, 31, 63–65, 129, 131, 160, 230nn.87–89 archetype, 130, 198, 230n.1 Atlantis, 1–3, 17, 118–119, 128–129, 196–198, 217n.10, 225n.1, 228n.45, 229nn.63, 67, 230n.86; Plato on, 1, 108–109, 145; Spence on, 121, 199, 228n.58 atoll: drowned, 30; formation, 27–29, 102, 117; islands, 92, 99, 133, 156, 170, 183, 185 Australia, 5, 9–10, 20–21, 46–47, 63–66, 70, 72, 110, 131–132, 231n.6; Flinders Island, 132; Kangaroo Island, 131; King Island, 132; Tasmania, 9, 132 Belau. See Palau Bellona Platform, 32, 39, 181 Bering Strait, 20, 73, 219n.17 Beveridge Reef, 25, 139, 177 bikenikarakara, 89, 173–174 Burotu, 4, 89, 97, 105, 137, 163– 168, 198, 234n.59, 235n.65 caldera, 48, 50–51, 142, 145–146, 160, 214n.34, 215n.55 California, 66, 110, 121, 131, 180, 216n.79 Canary Islands, 5, 188, 193 cannibalism, 82, 118, 169, 218n.6 catastrophic rise event, 76–77, 190 Central America, 11, 81, 216n.89 Channel Islands (California), 89, 180–181 channeling, 118–119, 197 China, 30, 64, 71–72, 75, 178, 187, 218nn.1, 5, 6, 220n.34 Christianity, 8, 27, 83, 132, 164, 205 Circum-Antarctic Current, 19, 129 Clathrate Gun Hypothesis, 189, 238n.24 climate change, 82, 182, 184, 221nn.48, 50, 237n.1 coconuts, 110, 171, 176, 178, 206, 216n.89, 226n.6 collapse (land): island-flank, 43–49, 133–138, 188–191 colonization: human, 74, 78–79, 81, 100, 103, 109, 219n.10, 221n.39, 221n.40; non-human , 52–53, 58 conflict, 81–82, 106, 165, 231n.4 continental drift, 11, 13–14, 33 continental island, 10, 22 Cook Islands, 81, 174–176, 205, 236nn.103, 104, 111, 240n.5; Mangaia Island, 23, 103, 174–175, 205–207, 236n.104, 240n.6; Manihiki Atoll, 174, 177; Palmerston Atoll, 175– 177, 236n.111; Penrhyn (Tongareva ) Atoll, 92, 176–177, 223n.22; Pukapuka Atoll, 95– 96, 139, 232n.43; Rakahanga Atoll, 174, 177; Rarotonga Island , 23, 30, 174–175, 177, 206, 221n.45, 223n.19, 236n.114, 240n.3; Tuanaki Island (see Tuanaki); Victoria Island (see Victoria) coral reefs: barrier reef, 3, 28– 29, 176, 214n.45; catch-up reef, 38–39; drowned reef, 39, 155; fringing reef, 27–29, 175; give-up reef, 39, 213n.13; keep-up reef, 38–39 CRE. See catastrophic rise event Creation (act of), 8, 132, 171 crossover point, 33 crust: earth’s, 7, 13–17, 23, 64, 190, 210n.19; continental, 13, 16, 17, 56, 67, 210n.20; oceanic , 10, 13–14, 16, 36, 64, 66, 210n.20 Darwinism, 124 Davis’ Land, 88, 94–95, 112, 130–131, 223n.32, 230n.3 debris apron/slide, 43, 45, 135, 191 delta, 30, 76–77 diffusion, 123, 128; diffusionism , 74, 125, 127–128, 219n.18, 229n.68, 230n.86 Index 266 index dinosaur, 18–19, 229n.62 disease, 83 dispersal (biotic), 42, 52–59, 68 DNA, 54, 58, 75, 217n.89, 220n.22, 222n.54 Drake Passage, 19–20 drosophilids (flies), 53–54, 215n.58 earthquakes, 15–16, 134–140, 162–163, 167–168, 231n.18; Hawke’s Bay Earthquake, 23; Kalapana Earthquake, 134, 193, 238n.32; Prince William Sound Earthquake, 31, 50 Easter Island, 30, 81, 112, 123– 127, 198, 221n.48, 239n.8; endemic biota of, 53–55, 215n.57, 216n.89, 217n.90; traditions of, 94–95, 135–138, 223n.37, 227n.24 El Niño, 170, 183, 221n.39 emergence (of land), 20–21, 23, 31, 92, 211n.41 endodontoid snails, 42, 54, 59 eruption. See volcano Europeans in the Pacific, 61, 83, 86, 95, 99, 111, 216n.89, 226n.12 evolution (biotic), 17, 31, 58, 124, 128, 218n.3 Federated States of Micronesia , 88, 99–101, 138; Chuuk, 28, 88, 99, 102; Kosrae, 138; Pohnpei (Ponape), 99, 109, 118, 127, 229n.78; Yap, 88, 100–102 Fiji, 2, 26–27, 70, 105–106, 163– 170, 187, 209n.2, 212n.62, 221n.42, 222n.52, 226n.6; Burotu Island, 4, 89, 97, 105, 137, 163–168, 198, 235n.65; Davetalevu (passage), 3, 168–169, 235n.78; Lau Islands, 185; Leleuvia Island, 2...


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  • Geographical myths -- Oceania.
  • Oceania -- Geography.
  • Lost continents -- History.
  • Geographical myths -- Pacific Ocean.
  • Pacific Ocean -- Geography.
  • Islands of the Pacific -- History.
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