Geologists have amassed data that indicate that islands have disappeared in the Pacific, a phenomenon that oral traditions of many groups of Pacific Islanders also highlight. This book explores the issue of vanished islands in the Pacific by bringing together the geology and the myths.
"A very valuable addition to our knowledge of the Pacific Basin...I found myself looking forward to reading the next chapter almost as if it were a good story book - as indeed it is." (Journal of Pacific History)
"This delightful book examines the nature of vanished and vanishing islands of the vast Pacific Ocean...This is truly a fine, engaging read...Highly recommended." (Choice)
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