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 NiApo 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.Aerial videography of the many monuments (Moais and Ahus), ancient religious settlements such as Orongo, and many other landmarks, as well ... The plane would have to be light in weight and easily broken down to fit into a container measuring no more than 4x5x8 ft. ... We also had to consider the aircraft cost ( lease, buy or gifted) and the costs of shipping. The logistics and budget left no alternative other than an ultralight aircraft (FAR Regulation 103 a weight not to exceed 253 lbs.)anbsp;...
|Author||:||John Loret, John T. Tanacredi|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|