What's Great about Hawaii?


Author: Mary Meinking

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 1467784966

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4693

What's so great about Hawaii? Find out the top ten sites to see or things to do in the Aloha State! We'll explore Hawaii's popular beaches, whale-watching adventures, gorgeous parks, and unique history. The Hawaii by Map feature shows where you'll find all the places covered in the book. A special section provides quick state facts such as the state motto, capital, population, animals, foods, and more. Take a fun-filled tour of all there is to discover in Hawaii.


Islands Under the Influence


Author: Noel J. Kent

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824815523

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 231

View: 4623

Reprint of the Monthly Review edition of 1983, with a new epilogue, and foreword by Dan Boylan. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

The Great Lei Race

Story about Hawaii


Author: Mary Elizabeth Salzmann

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781617145773

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7554

Take a trip through Hawaii as Hannah, the humpback whale and Millie, the monk seal race around the islands. Along the way Hannah and Millie have to solve clues about Hawaii and learn about the animals, plants, geography, and culture that make Hawaii a great state!

My First Book About Hawaii!


Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635085143

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 5627

This workbook presents facts and figures about the state of Hawaii. Includes "fill in the blank" questions and "draw a picture" exercises.

The Great Mahele

Hawaii's Land Division of 1848


Author: Jon J. Chinen

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780870221255

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 34

View: 6165

This is a book for attorneys, real estate brokers, students, government agencies, and anyone interested in Hawaiian history. Summarizing succinctly the events that led to the end of the feudal system of land tenure in the Islands, the author presents the reader with a clear and informative account of this important reform.Every landowner in Hawaii should be knowledgeable about the Great Mahele, an understanding of which is needed to avoid confusion about land titles and property divisions.

Life in Hawaii

An Autobiographic Sketch of Mission Life and Labors (1835-1881); Revised 2nd Edition


Author: Titus Coan

Publisher: Scriptoria Books

ISBN: 0615880061

Category: Religion

Page: 244

View: 3082

Life in Hawaii is a brief overview of the life and times of Titus Coan (1801-1882), an extraordinary man who lived during the early days of the colonization of Hawaii. He was born and raised in rural Connecticut, graduated from Auburn Theological Seminary and was ordained in 1833. In 1834 he sailed with his new wife, Fidelia Church, to Hilo, where he was to remain and make his life’s work for the next 48 years. After learning and mastering the Hawaiian language, he won the confidence of the Hawaiians and converted thousands to Christianity. He set up schools, as did his wife, and provided medical assistance and comfort to a rapidly changing culture. He later established churches and trained native converts to act as missionaries among their own people. He traveled extensively, and at times with great peril, throughout his island home and later to the Marquesas Islands. His adventures and descriptions of first-time encounters with both the environment and the people are quite remarkable. This was a time of great excitement and great despair. Foreign interests in Hawaii, military engagements, visitors of renown, and Hawaiian Kings all provide a rather colorful backdrop against which his story is told. In addition to his missionary labors, Titus Coan added a great deal to our knowledge of volcanic eruptions. He corresponded and worked with geologist James Dwight Dana, performed many observations, and published with the American Journal of Science. For decades he explored and recorded the volcanic activity on the island of Hawaii.

Die Insel des Dr. Moreau


Author: Herbert George (H. G.) Wells

Publisher: Cloudship

ISBN: 3961891494

Category: Fiction

Page: 140

View: 3326

Auf einer Schiffspassage im Pazifischen Ozean vor der Küste Südamerikas wird Edward Prendick nach einem Streit mit dem Käpt'n in einem Beiboot ausgesetzt. Er kann sich auf eine nahe Insel retten, auf der andere Passagiere des Segelschiffs an Land gehen. Dort findet er eine seltsame, höchst verstörende Welt vor, in der Zwitterwesen aus Mensch und Tier leben. Urheber des Horrors ist der mysteriöse Doktor Moreau, ein aus London stammender Wissenschaftler, unterstützt von seinem Assistenten Montgomery. Prendick erfährt nach und nach mehr über die Experimente Moreaus; und die Abgründe, die sich vor ihm auftun, werden immer schauderhafter. Die Sache eskaliert, nachdem Moreau von einem seiner Geschöpfe angefallen wird ...

The Good War

An Oral History of World War II


Author: Studs Terkel

Publisher: New Press/ORIM

ISBN: 1595587594

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 5041

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: “The richest and most powerful single document of the American experience in World War II” (The Boston Globe). The Good War is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Studs Terkel as an interviewer and oral historian. From a pipe fitter’s apprentice at Pearl Harbor to a crew member of the flight that dropped the atomic bomb on Nagasaki, his subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called “a splendid epic history” of WWII. With this volume Terkel expanded his scope to the global and the historical, and the result is a masterpiece of oral history. “Tremendously compelling, somehow dramatic and intimate at the same time, as if one has stumbled on private accounts in letters locked in attic trunks . . . In terms of plain human interest, Mr. Terkel may well have put together the most vivid collection of World War II sketches ever gathered between covers.” —The New York Times Book Review “I promise you will remember your war years, if you were alive then, with extraordinary vividness as you go through Studs Terkel’s book. Or, if you are too young to remember, this is the best place to get a sense of what people were feeling.” —Chicago Tribune Book World “A powerful book, repeatedly moving and profoundly disturbing.” —People

How to Buy a Home in Hawaii

Eight Basic Steps to Buying a Home in Hawaii


Author: Jon S. Mann

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477124829

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 134

View: 9549

Everyone wants to own a little piece of Paradise . . . . and Hawaii is truly a paradise for those who can appreciate its physical beauty, cultural diversity and Aloha spirit. How To Buy A Home In Hawaii E-Book, by Jon S. Mann, is a unique, one of a kind, publication for the Hawaiian islands that informs, educates and instructs potential Hawaii homebuyers on the Hawaii home buying process. The book clearly identifies the eight basic steps to buying a home in Hawaii and then explains in detail how each step is performed to achieve your Hawaii real estate goals. Along the way, valuable, straight-forward advice is provided in order to save you time and money in your home search and purchase efforts. This E-book is designed to consolidate and leverage the information resources available in our high-tech society and help educate individuals on the Home buying process in Hawaii. The E-book contains over 225 resource links to additional information available on the internet to assist in your real estate activities. The easy-to-understand question and answer format of the E-book allows the information to flow smoothly and effectively answers over 45 of the most commonly asked questions by Hawaii home buyers. Simply follow the How-To steps in this E-book and before you know it, you will have successfully navigated the ocean of information at your fingertips and achieve your dream of owning a little piece of Paradise.

Fodor's Hawaii 2012


Author: Fodor's

Publisher: Fodor's

ISBN: 0307929051

Category: Travel

Page: 696

View: 2710

Get inspired and plan your next trip with Fodor’s ebook travel guide to Hawaii (including O’ahu, Maui, the Big Island of Hawaii, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai). Intelligent Planning: Discover all of the essential, up-to-date travel insights you expect in a Fodor’s guide, including Fodor’s Choice dining and lodging, top experiences and attractions, and detailed planning advice. Added bonus: At the end of each Fodor’s hotel review, we’ve included snippets from TripAdvisor reviews. Plan your trip with the extra peace of mind that comes from knowing each of Fodor’s expert selections is reinforced by consumer experience and feedback. Easy Navigation for E-Readers: Whether you’re reading this ebook from start to finish or jumping from chapter to chapter as you develop your itinerary, Fodor’s makes it easy to find the information you need with a single touch. In addition to a traditional main table of contents for the ebook, each chapter opens with its own table of contents, making it easy to browse. Full-Color Photos and Maps: It’s hard not to fall in love with Hawaii as you flip through a vivid full-color photo album. Explore the layout of city centers and popular neighborhoods with easy-to-read full-color maps. Plus get an overview of Hawaiian geography with the convenient atlas at the end of the ebook. What’s Covered? Get to Know Hawaii: The island of Oahu is a great big luau with Honolulu and Waikiki, hot restaurants, and lively nightlife. Don’t forget gorgeous white sand beaches, knife-edged mountain ranges, and cultural sites including Pearl Harbor. The phrase Maui nō ka ‘oi means “Maui is the best, the most, the tops.” There’s good reason for the superlatives. It’s the most diversified Hawaiian island, perfect for families with divergent interests. The Big Island of Hawaii has two faces, watched over by snowcapped Mauna Kea and steaming Mauna Loa. The Kona side has parched, lava-strewn lowlands, and eastern Hilo is characterized by lush flower farms and waterfalls. Kauaii is the “Garden Isle” where you’ll find the lush, greenfolding sea cliffs of Nāpali Coast, the colorful and awesome Waimea Canyon, and more beaches per mile of coastline than any other Hawaiian island. Molokai is the least changed, most laid back of the Islands. Come here to experience riding a mule down a cliff to Kalapapa Peninsula, the Kamakou Preserve (2,744-acre wildlife refuge), and plenty of peace and quiet. For years, there was nothing on Lāna’i except for pineapples and red-dirt roads. Today it attracts the well-heeled in search of privacy, with a few upscale resorts, archery and shooting, four-wheel-drive excursions, and superb scuba diving. Note: This ebook edition is adapted from Fodor’s Hawaii 2012, but differs in some content. Additionally, the ebook edition includes photographs and maps that will appear on black-and-white devices but are optimized for devices that support full-color images.

Hawaiian Mythology


Author: Martha Warren Beckwith

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824805142

Category: Fiction

Page: 571

View: 7265

Ku and Hina-man andwoman-were the great ancestral gods of heaven and earth for the ancientHawaiians. They were life's fruitfulness and all the generations of mankind, both those who are to come and those already born. The Hawaiian gods werelike great chiefs from far lands who visited among the people, entering their dailylives sometimes as humans or animals, sometimes taking residence in a stone orwooden idol. As years passed, the families of gods grew and included thetrickster Maui, who snared the sun, and fiery Pele of the volcano. Ancient Hawaiian lived bythe animistic philosophy that assigned living souls to animals, trees, stones, stars, and clouds, as well as to humans. Religion and mythology were interwovenin Hawaiian culture; and local legends and genealogies were preserved in song, chant, and narrative. Martha Beckwith was thefirst scholar to chart a path through the hundreds of books, articles, andlittle-known manuscripts that recorded the oral narratives of the Hawaiianpeople. Her book has become a classic work of folklore and ethnology, and thedefinitive treatment of Hawaiian mythology. With an introduction by Katherine Luomala.

A History of Hawaii, Student Book


Author: Linda K. Menton,Eileen Tamura

Publisher: CRDG

ISBN: 0937049948

Category: Hawaii

Page: 429

View: 1056

A comprehensive and readable account of the history of Hawai'i presented in three chronological units: Unit 1, Pre-contact to 1900; Unit 2, 1900¿1945; Unit 3, 1945 to the present. Each unit contains chapters treating political, economic, social, and land history in the context of events in the United States and the Pacific Region. The student book features primary documents, political cartoons, stories and poems, graphs, a glossary, maps, and timelines. The activities, writing assignments, oral presentations, and simulations foster critical thinking.

Three Theological Mistakes

How to Correct Enlightenment Assumptions about God, Miracles, and Free Will


Author: Ric Machuga

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877778

Category: Religion

Page: 294

View: 4861

- Is the existence of God a matter of faith or knowledge? - Does God sometimes act miraculously or are there physical causes for everything? - Is morality absolute or relative? - Are humans truly free or does God's sovereignty determine everything? - When bad things happen, is God the cause or are they the fault of humans? Too frequently Christians answer these questions with a Yes to one side and a No to the other side. Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth answer Yes to both. Following their model, Machuga defends a "third way" which transcends the Enlightenment dichotomies of fideism vs. rationalism, supernaturalism vs. naturalism, relativism vs. absolutism, free will vs. predestination, and God's justice vs. his mercy. Machuga begins by showing how these false dichotomies grew out of the Enlightenment assumptions of mechanism, universal quantification, and mono-causation. He then corrects these demonstrably dubious assumptions by articulating a theory of dual-causation. The result is a thoroughly biblical understanding of God, miracles, and free will that can withstand the contemporary criticisms of both science and philosophy.

High Tide in Hawaii


Author: Mary Pope Osborne

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780375894855

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 7040

The #1 bestselling chapter book series of all time celebrates 25 years with new covers and a new, easy-to-use numbering system! Catch the wave! That's what Jack and Annie do when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to a Hawaiian island of long ago. They learn how to surf and have a great time—until strange things start happening. Jack and Annie soon discover the cause: A tidal wave is headed their way! Can they help save their new friends in time? Did you know that there’s a Magic Tree House book for every kid? Magic Tree House: Adventures with Jack and Annie, perfect for readers who are just beginning chapter books Merlin Missions: More challenging adventures for the experienced reader Super Edition: A longer and more dangerous adventure Fact Trackers: Nonfiction companions to your favorite Magic Tree House adventures Have more fun with Jack and Annie at MagicTreeHouse.com!

Tropical Bob's Where to Eat in Hawaii


Author: Bob Kasher

Publisher: Perpetual Summer Press

ISBN: 9780973433326

Category: Travel

Page: 151

View: 3982

A guide to what's ethnic, what's unique, and what's great in cuisine in the Hawaiian Islands. Unique in its scope it covers restaurants, cafes, bakeries, markets, even street vendors on all the islands giving you a comprehensive range of culinary delights to enjoy. A true insider's guide written by a Native Hawaiian.

Hawaii For Dummies


Author: Cheryl Farr Leas,John Rosenthal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470949155

Category: Travel

Page: 552

View: 6794

Sugar Water

Hawaii's Plantation Ditches


Author: Carol Wilcox

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824820442

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

View: 1740

Hawaii's sugar industry enjoyed great success for most of the twentieth century, and its influence was felt across a broad spectrum: economics, politics, the environment, and society. This success was made possible, in part, through the liberal use of Hawaii's natural resources. Chief among these was water, which was needed in enormous quantities to grow and process sugarcane. Between 1856 and 1920, sugar planters built miles of ditches, diverting water from almost every watershed in Hawaii. "Ditch" is a humble term for these great waterways. By 1920, ditches, tunnels, and flumes were diverting over 800 million gallons a day from streams and mountains to the cane-fields and their mills. Sugar Water chronicles the building of Hawaii's ditches, the men who conceived, engineered, and constructed them, and the sugar plantations and water companies that ran them. It explains how traditional Hawaiian water rights and practices were affected by Western ways. It shows how sugar economics, riding a river of water, transformed Hawaii from an insular, agrarian, and debt-ridden society into one of the most cosmopolitan and prosperous in the Pacific. It chronicles decades of rapid change, including corporate squabbles on the Hamakua coast, working conditions on the Kohala Ditch, raging waters in the Waiahole Tunnel, labor raiding on West Kauai, and the logistics of tunnel building in Lahaina.

Hawaiian National Bibliography, Vol 3: 1851-1880


Author: David W. Forbes

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824825034

Category: History

Page: 735

View: 7379

Volume 3 comprises entries recording the last years of the rule of Kamehameha III, the reigns of Kamehameha IV, Kamehameha V, and Lunalilo, and the first seven years of the Kalakaua era. During this period government was firmly established as a constitutional monarchy. Following the successful negotiation by the Kalakaua government of a reciprocity treaty with the United States in 1875, Hawai'i experienced great prosperity. At the same time, however, it came under increasing economic and social domination by American interests.

Place Names of Hawaii


Author: Mary Kawena Pukui,Samuel H. Elbert,Esther T. Mookini

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824805241

Category: Travel

Page: 289

View: 6094

How many place names are there in the Hawaiian Islands? Even a rough estimate is impossible. Hawaiians named taro patches, rocks, trees, canoe landings, resting places in the forests, and the tiniest spots where miraculous events are believed to have taken place. And place names are far from static--names are constantly being given to new houses and buildings, streets and towns, and old names are replaced by new ones. It is essential, then, to record the names and the lore associated with them now, while Hawaiians are here to lend us their knowledge. And, whatever the fate of the Hawaiian language, the place names will endure. The first edition of Place Names of Hawaii contained only 1,125 entries. The coverage is expanded in the present edition to include about 4,000 entries, including names in English. Also, approximately 800 more names are included in this volume than appear in the second edition of the Atlas of Hawaii.