Scott Nicolay


MANY READERS OF THIS JOURNAL will already have an entire bookshelf - or at least a large part of one - dedicated entirely to Rapa Nui. However, until now, those shelves will have lacked a straightforward and complete history of the island and its people. So much has been written about the island's prehistory that it has been easy to ignore the absence of an actual history. Only after one begins to read Island at the End of the World does it become obvious· what has been missing all this time.