Patrick V. Kirch
On the Road of the Winds: An Archaeological History of the Pacific Islands Before European Contact
Berkeley and Los Angeles, University of California Press, 2000.
"Pat Kirch summarizes the extraordinary explosion of the last two decades in our knowledge of Pacific prehistory, an explosion to which he has contributed more than anyone. His synthesis brings together results from all of the subfields of anthropologyethnography, archaeology, biological anthropology, and linguistics.... No one knows this material as well or can present it in such an effective manner. This book should stand for a generation as the major synthesis of Oceanic prehistory."