ABC's of Hawaii

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Author: Sharon Lee Asta,Jeanne Uyehara Donovan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780896103467

Category: Alphabet

Page: 36

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The ABCs of Continents

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Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778734147

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Alphabetical entries explain geography, beginning with the letter "A" in the names of six out of seven continents and ending with climate zones.

ABC Dictionary of Chinese Proverbs (Yanyu)

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Author: John S. Rohsenow

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824827700

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

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This Chinese-English dictionary of proverbs (yanyu) consists of approximately 4,000 Chinese proverbs alphabetically arranged by the first word(s) (ci) of the proverb according to the Hanyu Pinyin transcription and Chinese characters (standard simplified), followed by a literal (and when necessary also a figurative) English translation. Additional data such as brief usage notes, sources, parallel expressions, cross-references, and famous instances of use are provided where available. The proverbs are supplemented by an index of key words (both Chinese and English) found in all entries and of all topics addressed. The author has provided a scholarly introduction analyzing the definition, structure, usage, and history of these yanyu in traditional and contemporary China as well as a bibliography of collections and relevant scholarly studies of yanyu. This work, the first such scholarly collection to appear since the Reverend Scarborough’s 1926 collection, will be of use not only to sinologists in a wide variety of fields, including anthropology, literature, sociology, psychology, and history, but also to non-Chinese readers interested in Chinese culture or comparative ethnolinguistic and paremiological research.

The ABCs of Strategic Life Planning

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Author: Stephen G. Haines

Publisher: Systems Thinking Press

ISBN: 9780976013525

Category: Self-actualization (Psychology)

Page: 156

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Autobiography of Protest in Hawai'i

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Author: Robert H. Mast,Anne B. Mast

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824817848

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 450

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Autobiography of Protest in Hawai'i explores Hawai'i's social and economic fabric through the comments of thirty-five progressive activists. The activists range in age from the mid-thirties to the late seventies and comment on their involvement in issues such as housing, labor, land use, poverty, environment, sexual harassment, seniors, and sovereignty. Almost one-half are women and there is an even split between those born in Hawai'i and those born elsewhere. Their work identity includes professor, lawyer, physician, labor leader, politician, university regent, agency administrator, service industry worker, homemaker, and unemployed. The book begins with an overview of political activism in Hawai'i, and then records the oral history of the thirty-five activists. Each was asked to respond to factors that shaped their moral and political lives. They were invited to explore the forces and events in their past that led them to take on an activist role: family, religion, employment, and other life-shaping experiences, along with external events or movements that were influential in their development. The activists were also asked to provide personal assessments of insights gained from their activist role experiences and how they can be applied today, their analysis of Hawai'i today and some speculation on Hawai'i's future. The result is a book that produces some very interesting and controversial viewpoints on Hawai'i's political socialization and history, as well as personal dynamics, family relations, economic trends, and quality of life.

Modern ABC's of Bird Hunting

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Author: Dave Harbour

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595190375

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 191

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Col. Dave Harbour’s creation, Modern ABC’s of Bird Hunting, is a classic, teaching tactics for scoring on a Bob White hunt, low-down on Mourning Doves, fooling the Gobbler, Pheasants, Forest Grouse, and Ptarmigan, Prairie Grouse, Chukar, and Hungarian Partridge, tips on Western Quail, Doves, Pigeons, Woodcock, Snipe and Rails.

ABC Etymological Dictionary of Old Chinese

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Author: Axel Schuessler

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824829751

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 656

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This is the first genuine etymological dictionary of Old Chinese written in any language. As such, it constitutes a mile-stone in research on the evolution of the Sinitic language group. Whereas previous studies have emphasized the structure of the Chinese characters, this pathbreaking dictionary places primary emphasis on the sounds and meanings of Sinitic roots. Based on more than three decades of intensive investigation in primary and secondary sources, this completely new dictionary places Old Chinese squarely within the Sino-Tibetan language family (including close consideration of numerous Tiberto-Burman languages), while paying due regard to other language families such as Austroasiatic, Miao-Yao (Hmong-Mien), and Kam-Tai. Designed for use by nonspecialists and specialists alike, the dictionary is highly accessible, being arranged in alphabetical order and possessed of numerous innovative lexicographical features.

The ABCs of Oceans

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Author: Bobbie Kalman

Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780778734123

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Presents information about oceans and marine animals for each letter of the alphabet, from about oceans, through green sea turtles and reefs full of life, to zones of the ocean.

Queering the Biopolitics of Citizenship in the Age of Obama

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Author: J. Rohrer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137488204

Category: Political Science

Page: 85

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The book from the interdisciplinary fields of queer theory, critical race theory, feminist political theory, disability studies, and indigenous studies to demonstrate that analyzing contemporary notions of citizenship requires understanding the machinations of governmentality and biopolitics in the (re)production of the proper citizen.

Fodor's Hawaii 2014

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Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's Travel

ISBN: 0770432174

Category: Travel

Page: 680

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Hawaii overflows with natural beauty, from soft sand beaches to dramatic volcano cliffs. The islands' offerings, from urban Honolulu in Oahu to the luxe resorts of Maui to the natural wonders of Kauai and the Big Island, appeal to all tastes. There's also much to appreciate about the state's unique culture and the tradition of aloha that has welcomed millions of visitors over the years. EXPANDED COVERAGE: Brand-new hotel, restaurant, shop, and bar reviews provide fresh tips for staying and playing on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai. An updated feature explores the changing cruise options on Hawaii. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: An island finder chart and guide helps you pick the right islands for you. Top Experiences and Great Itineraries help travelers make the most of their island time. This guide also has useful tips for families, people planning Hawaiian weddings and honeymoons, and cruise travelers. Illustrated plant and marine life identification keys are useful tools for hikers and snorkelers. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Hawaii ebook edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their visit. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

Perfection Makes Practice

Learning, Emotion, and the Recited Qur??n in Indonesia

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Author: Anna M. Gade

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824825997

Category: Religion

Page: 348

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The last decade has seen widespread Islamic religious revitalization in Southeast Asia, a region with a Muslim population almost as large as that of the entire Arabic-speaking Middle East. One such movement in 1990s Indonesia promoted engagement with the Quran through memorization, reading, skilled performance, and popular competitions in recitation. This movement drew on longstanding structures of Islamic education and piety, social interests, Southeast Asian patterns of performance and aesthetics, and unique features of the Quran itself. Based on fieldwork in South Sulawesi and elsewhere in Indonesia, Perfection Makes Practice vividly portrays Indonesian Muslims' committed practice of perfecting their own (and others') Quranic piety."

Pests of Paradise

First Aid and Medical Treatment of Injuries from Hawaii's Animals

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Author: Susan Scott,Craig Thomas

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824822521

Category: Medical

Page: 190

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A guide to injuries and infections from animals in Hawaii, designed for both medical professionals and the general public. It describes each animal in words and photographs; identifies the mechanism of injury, incidence, and signs and symptoms; and provides first aid recommendations.

Dornenvögel

Roman

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Author: Colleen McCullough

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641180805

Category: Fiction

Page: 864

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Die tragischste Liebesgeschichte aller Zeiten ... Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts macht Paddy Cleary sich mit seiner Familie von Irland auf ins ferne Australien, wo sie sich ein neues Leben aufbauen wollen. Die Arbeit auf der Schaffarm »Drogheda« verspricht finanzielle Sicherheit, doch das raue Land stellt seine Bewohner auf eine harte Probe. Als die Clearys ihre Probleme gerade bewältigt zu haben scheinen, entbrennt eine leidenschaftliche aber fatale Liebe zwischen der jüngsten Tochter Meggie und dem attraktiven Priester Ralph de Bricassart ...

Hawai'i Sports

History, Facts, and Statistics

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Author: Dan Cisco

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824821210

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 651

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Traces the history of Hawaiian sports and lists local records

The Heart of an Ironman South Africa

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Author: Elzabe Boshoff,Marietjie Van Der Merwe

Publisher: Meyer & Meyer Verlag

ISBN: 184126363X

Category: GAMES

Page: 239

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The aim of this book is to depict the 'Heart of an Ironman(R) South Africa'. What inspired competitors to start training and ultimately complete an Ironman(R) triathlon challenge?

Blockbuster TV

Must-See Sitcoms in the Network Era

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Author: Janet Staiger

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814783511

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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Archie Bunker. Jed. Laverne and Shirley. Cliff Huxtable. Throughout the entire history of American prime-time television only four sitcoms have been true blockbusters, with Nielsen ratings far above the second- and third-rated programs. Weekly, millions of Americans of every age were making a special effort to turn on the set to see what Archie, Jed, Laverne, and Cliff were doing that week. The wild popularity of these shows--All in the Family, The Beverly Hillbillies, Laverne & Shirley (and its partner Happy Days), and The Cosby Show--left commentators bewildered by the tastes and preferences of the American public. How do we account for the huge appeal of these sitcoms, and how does it figure into the history of network prime-time television? Janet Staiger answers these questions by detailing the myriad factors that go into the construction of mass audiences. Treating the four shows as case studies, she deftly balances factual explanations (for instance, the impact of VCRs and cable on network domination of TV) with more interpretative ones (for example, the transformation of The Beverly Hillbillies from a popular show detested by the critics, to a blockbuster after its elevation as the critics' darling), and juxtaposes industry-based reasons (for example, the ways in which TV shows derive success from placement in the weekly programming schedule) with stylistic explanations (how, for instance, certain shows create pleasure from a repetition and variation of a formula). Staiger concludes that because of changes in the industry, these shows were a phenomenon that may never be repeated. And while the western or the night-time soap has at times captured public attention, Blockbuster TV maintains that the sitcom has been THE genre to attract people to the tube, and that without understanding the sitcom, we can't properly understand the role of television in our culture.

Das Buch der Symbole

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Author: Ami Ronnberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783836525725

Category: Archetype (Psychology)

Page: 807

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