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Honolulu Community College Library
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by
Call Number: CB113.H4 H3713 2015
From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity's creation and evolution--a #1 international bestseller--that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be "human." One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one--homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition...Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate.
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Kona Legends by
Call Number: GR385.H3 M34 2010
It was in 1866 that Eliza Maguire first heard these stories from old Hawaiians on Huehue Ranch in the Kona district of the island of Hawaii. Many years later she translated them into English. First published in 1926, they are simple tales shared among the people of Kekaha, the barren, desolate section of North Kona that has often been ravaged by Pele, the Volcano Goddess.
The Hawaiian Horse by
Call Number: SF284.U5 B47 2017
Beginning with the colorful introduction of the species, with its conquistador roots, and a history of the vaquero in Hawaiian cowboy culture, the authors take the reader on a journey through time, encountering along the way Hawaiian royalty, elegant pa'u riders in flowing gowns, horse racing, polo, rodeo, and the military's influence during both world wars. Novice and experienced equestrians will marvel at the development of the distinctive Hawaiian saddle, described with explicit detail and illustration of its artistry, production, and utility.
Call Number: DVD 403
Publication Date: 2014
A joyous cinematic exploration of music's capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music.
Weaponized Lies: How to Think Critically in the Post-truth Era by
Call Number: BC177 .L486 2017
This urgently needed book enables us to avoid the extremes of passive gullibility and cynical rejection. As Levitin attests: Truth matters. A post-truth era is an era of willful irrationality, reversing all the great advances humankind has made. Euphemisms like "fringe theories," "extreme views," "alt truth," and even "fake news" can literally be dangerous. Let's call lies what they are and catch those making them in the act.
The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why by
Call Number: BF698.35.R47 R57 2009
Discover how human beings react to danger -- and what makes the difference between life and death. Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like?...
Genghis Khan and the Quest for God by
Call Number: BL640 .W43 2016
A landmark biography by the New York Times bestselling author of Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World that reveals how Genghis harnessed the power of religion to rule the largest empire the world has ever known.
What Happened by
Call Number: E911 .C55 2017
Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules...
Finding Quality Early Childcare by
Call Number: HQ778.5 V36 2016
A tool for parents to use in selecting quality childcare that best meets the needs of their family. Reviews foundational elements of childcare, such as health and safety features, while explaining educational strategies, including styles of teaching and daily classroom activities.
Let's Rock! How 1950s America Created Elvis and the Rock and Roll Craze by
Call Number: ML3534.3 .A75 2017
Let's Rock! reclaims the lost history of rock & roll, one of the most important cultural developments in post-WW II America. Based on years of research and interviews, the book offers new information and fresh perspectives about the rise of rock & roll and 1950s America, arguing that rather than rebellion and liberalism, the musical craze supported centrist politics, traditional values, and mainstream attitudes.
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