Books Sea People The Puzzle of Polynesia by Christina Thompson Hardcover, 256 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $29.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSea PeopleSubtitleThe Puzzle of PolynesiaAuthorChristina Thompson Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary Explores the origins of the Polynesian people, attempting to answer the questions about who founded and settled these remote Pacific islands in an era before writing or metal tools. 25,000 first printing. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Sea People Review Book Reviews 'Sea People' Examines The Origins And History Of Polynesia March 13, 2019 Christina Thompson deftly weaves her fascinating narrative of European travels and attempts to understand the Polynesian puzzle in her new book, though European colonization is not fully addressed.