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Langdon, Robert

Overview
Works: 67 works in 140 publications in 1 language and 1,249 library holdings
Genres: History  Microform catalogs  Sources  Bibliography  Catalogs  Autobiographies  Personal correspondence  Biography 
Roles: Author, Composer, Performer, Editor
Classifications: DU510, 996.211
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Most widely held works by Robert Langdon
The language of Easter Island : its development and eastern Polynesian relationships by Robert Langdon( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lost caravel by Robert Langdon( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On 26 May 1526, four Spanish ships under the command of Garcia Jofre de Loaisa passed intio the Pacific from the Strait of Magellan bound for the spice-rich East Indies. Six days later they were separated by a storm and one ship, the caravel San Lesmes, was never heard of again. Now, after a lapse of four and a half centuries, historian Robert Langdon has put forward the theory that the caravel was wrecked on an atoll to the east of Tahiti, that the crew survived and intermarried with the local women, and that over the next 250 years they and their descendants spread to many Polynesian islands. He claims that the castaways established Hispano-Polynesian dynasties, that they grafted elements of Iberian culture onto the existing Polynesian culture, and that much that has previously been attributed to the genius of the Polynesians, was, in fact, derived from Europe. ... Two of his most remarkable conclusions are that the mysterious inscribed tablets of Easter island owed their origin to the castaways' writing system, and that the so-called fleet that has ling been thought to have carried the Maoris [sic] from eastern Polynesia to New Zealand about 1350 A.D., was, in fact an expedition of sixteenth-century Spaniards trying to get home by way of the Cape of Good Hope!" -- Book jacket
Tahiti : island of love by Robert Langdon( Book )

12 editions published between 1968 and 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outline of Tahiti's history, from its first encounter with Europeans to the twentieth century
The lost caravel re-explored by Robert Langdon( Book )

10 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the year 1526. The four ships of the Loaisa expedition have just entered the Pacific from the Strait of Magellan on their way to the East Indies for a cargo of spices. A storm blows up. The ships are separated. One, the caravel San Lesmes with 50 or so men on board is never seen again ... The new book traces the crew of the San Lesmes and their descendants to various atolls of the Tuamotu Archipelago, to the Society and Austral Islands -- even to distant Easter Island and New Zealand. It argues that the last prehistoric settlement of New Zealand was made when some of the San lesmes crew came upon the North Island in trying to return to Spain from the vicinity of Tahiti by sailing along the latitude of the Cape of Good Hope. It claims that many Maori of today are descended from them. The book tells also how a number of present-day Easter islanders with no known non-Easter Island ancestors have been found to be carriers of certain genes that are peculiar to Europeans and especially common among Basques. In a nutshell, The Lost Caravel Re-explored throws unexpected new light on the prehistory of several widely separated Polynesian islands and challenges many long held views on that subject ..."--Back cover
American whalers and traders in the Pacific : a guide to records on microfilm by Robert Langdon( Book )

4 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where the whalers went : an index to the Pacific ports and islands visited by American whalers (and some other ships) in the 19th century by Robert Langdon( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indexes visits of more than 2100 American whaling, trading and naval vessels
Island of love by Robert Langdon( Book )

7 editions published between 1959 and 1960 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kon-Tiki revisited by Robert Langdon( Book )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1526, ships of a Spanish expedition entered the Pacific from the Straits of Magellan. The San Lesmes, a caravel of eighty tonnes with a crew of fifty-three, was separated from the fleet by a storm and never seen again. Four centuries later, in 1929, four iron cannons were found on the reef of the Amanu atoll, French Polynesia. The find created little interest until 1975, when Robert Langdon argues in The lost caravel that the cannons were from the San Lesmes, the crew had survived and intermarried, and that vital aspects of the wider development of Pacific Island communities needed to be readdressed. In Kon-Tiki revisited Langdon makes his final outstanding contribution to our knowledge of Polynesian origins
Tahiti and the Society Islands : shipping arrivals and departures, 1767 to 1852 by Rhys Richards( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The P.M.B. book of Pacific indexes( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Catholic Church in the Western Pacific : a guide to records on microfilm( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inventory of microfilms of the Marist Order in relation to its activities in the Western Pacific which had been granted to it for purposes of evangelization in 1836. These church records include letters, reports, records of baptisms, marriages and deaths, etc. The area of this order includes Vanautu, Wallis and Futuna, Tonga, Western Samoa, American Samoa, New Caledonia and Fiji
An Index to Quarterly jottings from the New Hebrides, 1893-1966 (nos. 1-284)( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cumulative index to the Pacific Islands monthly, volumes 16 to 25 (August, 1945 to July, 1955) by Margaret Woodhouse( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cumulative index to the Pacific Islands monthly, volumes 1 to 15 (August, 1930 to July, 1945) by Margaret Woodhouse( Book )

1 edition published in 1968 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seventh circle : surviving seven years in Afghanistan's most notorious prison by Robert Langdon( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the tradition of Midnight Express, The Damage Done, Marching Powder and Hotel Kerobokan comes an extraordinary story of Australian resilience and survival in Afghan's notorious Pul-e-Charkhi prison, a place that's been described as 'the world's worst place to be a westerner'
Papers concerning Captain Oscar Svensen( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The documents on the microfilm comprise: 1. Article by J.G.B. Nerdrum, Ìndtryk og oplevelser under et 7 aars ophold paa Salomonerne' in Norske Geografiske Selskab Aarbog 1901-1902, Oslo, p. 23-58; 2. English translation of above by P. Stenbo, Auckland; 3. Typescript of article re Captain Oscar Svensen in The Daily Mail, Brisbane, 20 July 1922; 4. Article re Captain Oscar Svensen in Pacific Islands Monthly, February 1964, p. 77-80; 5. Letter from N. Theodor Svensen, 12 Buranda Street, Buranda, Queensland, of 11 May 1964, to Mr Carden W. Seton, re Pacific Islands Monthly article. Also typescripts copy of letter; 6. Letter dated 9 June 1964 from J. Svensen, 12 Rosling St., Moorooka, Queeensland, to editor of Pacific Islands Monthly re article on Captain Oscar Svensen, enclosing a manuscript entitled T̀he first "Kapitan Marau"'. Also a typescript copy of T̀he first "Kapitan Marau"'; 7. Letter from R.A. Langdon, executive officer, Pacific Manuscripts Bureau, to J. Svensen, dated 15 October 1968 re Captain Oscar Svensen; 8. Undated letter (of about December 1968) from Mrs Gertie A. Svensen, 12 Rosling St., Moorooka, Qld., re Svensen family; 9. Map of Marau Sound, Guadalcanal, from a sketch by Captain C.J. Svensen, 1896. N
The lost caraval by Robert Langdon( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pacific Manuscripts Bureau by Robert Langdon( Book )

2 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Correspondence re his book, the lost caravel, 1986-1998 by Robert Langdon( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Kon-Tiki revisited
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Tahiti and the Society Islands : shipping arrivals and departures, 1767 to 1852
Alternative Names
Langton, Robert Adrian, 1924-2003

Robert Adrian Langdon Australian scholar

Languages
English (97)