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Hawaiian Islands. Hawaii

  • More Incredible Hawaiiby Terence Barrow; Ray Lanterman

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.99

    Incredible as it might seem, Hawaii is like a gigantic raft, drifting slowly with the centuries. According to the latest theory, the vast Pacific plate on which Hawaii sits glides over the earth's semi fluid under-crust, and as this plate passes over a hot lava vent, new islands are formed. The upper end of this giant plate moves under Japan and other... more...

  • Incredible Hawaiiby Terence Barrow; Ray Lanterman

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.99

    The Incredible is a part of American History and tradition and our 50th State is certainly no exception. This unique little book, incredible in its own way, brings together the talents, knowledge and experience of two well-known Hawaiian residents, artist-illustrator Ray Lanterman and author-anthropologist Terence Barrow. Whatever their subject, the... more...

  • Private Journal of a Voyage to Australiaby James Bell

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 22.72

    Though intended only for the eyes of his beloved in England, this diary written by James Bell, sailor on the voyage of the good ship Planter to Australia in 1838, provides a unique insight into the experience of sailing to Australia in the middle of the Nineteenth Century. An invaluable addition to the history of the emigrant ships to Australia. more...

  • Six Months in the Sandwich Islandsby Isabella L. Bird

    Tuttle Publishing 2013; US$ 12.95

    This classic of Hawaiian literature offers a charming glimpse at the splendid and fascinating world of preľAmerican Hawaii. Isabella Lucy Bird won fame in her own time as the most remarkable woman traveler of the nineteenth century, and Six Months in the Sandwich Isles , in which she describes her sojourn in Hawaii in 1873, is one of the gems... more...

  • Paradise Remadeby Elizabeth Buck

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    This is a book about the politics of competing cultures and myths in a colonized nation. Elizabeth Buck considers the transformation of Hawaiian culture focusing on the indigenous population rather than on the colonizers. She describes how Hawaii's established religious, social, political, and economic relationships have changed in the past 200... more...

  • An Anthropological Journey into Well-Beingby Melania Calestani

    Springer 2012; US$ 49.95

    This volume is a unique contribution to the exploration of a new perspective in the study of well-being, which tries to overcome the quantification bias by creating an account of ‘the good life’ in a specific place. Rather than numbers, this research focuses on local narratives, emphasising the urgent need to include a wider range of... more...

  • The Unofficial Guide to Hawaiiby Rick Carroll; Marcie Carroll

    Wiley 2010; US$ 21.99

    Introductions to Hawaii's six main islands, highlighting the special character and appeal of each Details and explanation of Hawaii's history, local customs and island styles Candid opinions on the best and worst of Hawaii, including accommodations, beaches, restaurants, attractions, shows, clubs and shops.  Practical information on getting... more...

  • Schooner to the Southern Oceansby Gordon Cook

    Troubador Publishing Ltd 2011; Not Available

    A true story of a young family's voyage following the route of Captain James Cook's last voyage from England to Australia 200 years later. In a schooner, they visited a number of exotic places including Rio de Janeiro and rarely-visited islands like Tristan da Cuna and Ile Amsterdam. more...

  • Ancient Hawaiian Civilizationby e. s. Craighill Handy

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 16.95

    Ancient Hawaiian Civilization takes us back to Hawaii's " stone age," when there wasn't an alphabet, numbering system, or other civilized distinctions as we know them. Still rules of living, modes, and customs permitted large numbers of people to live healthfully and happily throughout the islands. This fascinating history of Hawaii is " must"... more...

  • The Polynesian Family System in Ka-'U, Hawai'iby e. s. Craighill Handy; Mary Kawena Pukui

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.95

    Collaboration of the distinguished scholars Dr. Mary Puku and Dr. E.S. Craighill Handy provides us with this fascinating review of traditional Hawaiian life. Manners and customs relating to birth, death, marriage, sexual practices, religious beliefs, and family relationship are all clearly described. The main sources of information were elderly Hawaiian... more...