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Honolulu Community College Library
FEATURED BOOK - Hawai'i Pacific Collection
Hawaiʻi's White Tern: Manu-o-Kū, An Urban Seabird by
Call Number: QL696.C46 S39 2018
White Terns are native throughout the world's tropics and subtropics, where they breed almost exclusively on remote islands that are free of predators like cats, dogs, rats, and mongooses. Historically, this was also true in Hawai'i, but in 1961 a pair of White Terns laid an egg and raised a chick near Hanauma Bay. Since then their numbers in the city of Honolulu have steadily increased, and in 2007 the White Tern, also known by its Hawaiian name, Manu-o-Kū, was designated the official bird of the City and County of Honolulu. Other native seabirds nest on O'ahu and its nearby islands, but the graceful White Tern is the only species known to lay its eggs in the city's nonnative trees, on window ledges, and on other man-made structures, making Honolulu unique among world cities. People who live in apartment buildings and work in office towers can watch parents brooding eggs and feeding chicks...
HAWAI'I PACIFIC BOOKS
Archaeology of Nihoa and Necker Islands
Call Number: AS763 .B62ba no.9 2002
Nihoa and Necker mark the transition from the southeastern high islands of the Hawaiian archipelago to the atolls scattered throughout the northwestern part. According to Hawaiian oral traditions and the archaelogical record, these islands were the northwestern frontier of the lands populated by the first Polynesian settlers...The Bernice P. Bishop Bulletin 53, authored by Kenneth P. Emory and published by the Museum in 1928, was based on the notes, maps, photographs and specimens collected during the Tanager Expeditions.
Abundance and Resilience: Farming and Foraging in Ancient Kauaʻi
Call Number: DU624 .A26 2015
At the base of a steep cliff towering some 500 feet above the coast of the remote Nā Pali district on the island of Kaua'i, lies the spectacular historical and archaeological site at Nu'alolo Kai. First excavated by Bishop Museum archaeologists between 1958 and 1964, the site contained the well-preserved remains of one of the largest and most diverse arrays of traditional and historic artifacts ever found in Hawai'i.
Huakai Makaika a Kaupo, Maui = A Visit to Kaupō, Maui by
Call Number: DU624.5 .M3813 1998
A narrative journey to a time and place little known in our histories. It is a document rich in details of Hawaiian culture and history and a record of the youthful friendship and cooperation of Thomas K. Maunupau and Kenneth P. Emory to preserve that information for the future. It is at the same time an illustration of the Hawaiian language of the 1920s and, in translation, a glimpse of the themes and images of the Hawaiian voice.
Beyond Ethnicity: New Politics of Race in Hawaiʻi by
Call Number: DU624.6 .B49 2018
Written by scholars of various disciplines, the essays in this volume dig beneath the veneer of Hawai'i's myth as a melting pot paradise to uncover historical and complicated cross-racial dynamics.
Mai Pa'a I Ka Leo: Historical Voice in Hawaiian Primary Materials by
Call Number: DU625 .N64 2010
In just over a century, from 1834 to 1948, Hawaiian writers filled 125,000 pages in nearly 100 different newspapers with their writings. The contents of those papers span a period when noted historians, expert genealogists, skilled storytellers, and cultural specialists were numerous, and their knowledge was intentionally recorded in writing for their contemporaries and for generations of the future...This book focuses on how Hawaiian knowledge from the past has been handled in a basically English speaking world. Author M. Puakea Nogelmeier highlights the need to recognize and reincorporate the full array of historical Hawaiian resources into the foundations of current knowledge.
Heart of a Hero: Charles Reed Bishop by
Call Number: DU627.17.B45 G35 2009
Charles Reed Bishop, fondly remembered as the husband of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, was also one of Hawaiʻi’s great philanthropists in the nineteenth century. From his early years in New York, to his time in the islands, and his final years in San Francisco, Bishop lived a life of faith, hard work, caring, and service to others. The author has diligently researched, documented, and presented Bishop’s story.
Moku O Loʻe: A History of Coconut Island by
Call Number: DU628.C63 K58 2007
From fantasy paradise to world-class facility for marine biology, the little island found in Kāneʻohe Bay has a rich, colorful history. Klieger weaves together the interesting story of Moku o Loʻe, or Coconut Island as it is better known, from the early days as part of the ahupuaʻa of Heʻeia, its passage to various owners including Christian Holmes and Edwin Pauley, and its development as a research institution for the University of Hawaiʻi.
Tadaima! I Am Home by
Call Number: E184.J3 C64 2018
Tadaima! I Am Home unearths the five-generation history of a family that migrated from Hiroshima to Honolulu but never settled. In the telling, the common Japanese greeting "tadaima!" takes on a perplexing meaning. What is home?
The Indestructible Square-Rigger Falls of Clyde by
Call Number: G540 .K73 2004
The Falls of Clyde is the only surviving full-rigged, four-masted ship in the world; the only surviving sail-driven oil tanker; and the only surviving original member of the Matson fleet. Through the eyes of the sailors and passengers, this book takes us along the ship’s voyages as she circles the globe and calls at every continent in the world.
Huahine: Island of the Lost Canoe by
Call Number: GN875.F93 C37 2005
This book details the first methodical field survey of Huahine conducted by Dr. Yoshihiko H. Sinoto, renowned Bishop Museum anthropologist. Sinoto's archaeological digs and his study and restoration of the traditional marae (religious structures) bring forth a wealth of information about the island and its people. In the words of a Huahine islander, 'Sinoto teaches about us.
Ka Moolelo Hiwahiwa o Kawelo by
Call Number: GR110.H3 H65 2009
Originally serialized in the Hawaiian-language newspaper Kuokoa Home Rula from January 1909 to April 1910, this new edition of Ka Moʻolelo Hiwahiwa o Kawelo presents Hoʻoulumāhiehie’s text in modernized Hawaiian with notes and an introduction by Native Hawaiian scholar Hiapokeikikāne Kichie Perreira. Hoʻoulumāhiehie’s telling of the Kawelo story is the longest and most comprehensively written in Hawaiian on this larger-than-life historical figure...
Sista Tongue by
Call Number: PM7874.H3 K36 2001
Poetry. Asian Studies. "Kanae's first book, SISTA TONGUE, is about her first love: language. It's a brief social history of Pidgin English in Hawaii intertwined with a personal story about a little brother who was a late talker and was stigmatized for it.
Hōkūloa: The British 1874 Transit of Venus Expedition to Hawaiʻi by
Call Number: QB512 .C54 2004
Spanning several centuries and connecting two distant (and very different) island nations, Hōkūloa: the British 1874 Transit of Venus Expedition to Hawaiʻi provokes political and military maneuvering, confronts death and disappointment, descends into madness, and rises to heroism - all in pursuit of what was considered the most important astronomical observation of the 19th century - a transit of Venus that would yield calculation of the elusive astronomical unit (AU).
Hawaiʻi's Pioneer Botanist: Dr. William Hillebrand, His Life & Letters by
Call Number: QK31.H55 M45 2005
Many foreigners came to the Hawaiian Islands, but only a few left a legacy as far-reaching as German physician and botanist Dr. William Hillebrand. Who was this man who worked tirelessly to beautify Honolulu and to improve the Islands' agriculture? The author guides us through Hillebrand's twenty-one years in Hawaii, from his arrival in 1850 to his departure in 1871, and his continuing influence from abroad. Culled from his 150-year-old letters and documents, a remarkable man of Hawaiian history comes to life before the reader's eyes.
Sublime Beauty: Hawaiʻi's Trees by
Call Number: QK473.H4 W32 2008
This rich photographic collection celebrates the majestic beauty that some of the most vital members of our natural environment-the trees-have brought to the diverse habitats and landscapes of the Hawaiian Islands. Whether highlighting the radiant play of light on the leaves of a neleau tree or capturing a breathtaking view of the rain forest, the images of Sublime Beauty showcases these magnificent trees - both native and alien - that continue to play crucial roles within Hawai'i's delicate balance of nature even as they enhance the islands.
Kalaupapa Place Names: Waikolu to Nihoa by
Call Number: RC154.5.H32 C53 2018
In Kalaupapa Place Names, John Clark presents a unique history of the leprosy settlement on Moloka'i, based on his meticulous research of more than three hundred Hawaiian-language newspaper articles. He first assembled an extensive list of familiar and long-forgotten place names associated with the Kalaupapa peninsula and then searched for them in the online repository of Hawaiian-language newspapers...
HIOSH handbook for small businesses by
Call Number: T55 .H38 2015
Includes: management leadership, workplace analysis, hazard elimination & control training. Online access to PDF document available from catalog record.
A Good Revolutionary is Not a Dead Revolutionary by
Call Number: DS316.9.S52 A3 2016
Subtitle: The Memoirs of Ezzat Shahi, Activist and Participant in the Iranian Revolution, 1978-1979.
The book is unique contribution to contemporary history of Iran. Ezzat Shahi was born in 1946 in Khomsar, a small city located 150 Km northwest of the city of Isfahan. He started working at a young age at Tehran bazaar where he was introduced to religious-political groups. He started political activity in 1963 when he was only 17 years old...
Flags of Our Fathers by
Call Number: D767.99.I9 B73 2006b
In February 1945, American Marines plunged into the surf at Iwo Jima--and into history. Through a hail of machine-gun and mortar fire that left the beaches strewn with comrades, they battled to the island's highest peak. And after climbing through a landscape of hell itself, they raised a flag. Now the son of one of the flagraisers has written a powerful account of six very different young men who came together in a moment that will live forever.
Korea Reborn: A Grateful Nation Honors War Veterans for More Than 60 Years of Growth
Call Number: DS918.15 .K67 2018
This book is a retrospective look at the Korean War and the years of prosperity that followed. The photos and text tell the story from the perspective of both U.S. veterans who served in the conflict, and the Koreans who prospered from the freedom left in their wake. Beginning with the events that led up to the war, through the ensuing battlefields across the Korean Peninsula, and ultimately the transformation from a war-torn country into a vibrant, prosperous nation, this book encapsulates why freedom is worth fighting for.
Call Number: HN17.5 .C47 2012
Chomsky discusses the cornerstone issues, questions and demands that have been driving ordinary Americans to critique the influence of the "1%." The book begins and ends with Chomsky celebrating the life and work of his longtime friend and colleague, Howard Zinn, author ofA People''s History of the United States. As a call to action, Chomsky encourages people to continue organizing, to continue struggling, and to continue defending citizenship and community-driven democracy from predation from the relentless encroachments of wealth and corporate power.
Oedipus the King and Antigone by
Call Number: PA4414.A2 A7 1987
Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy-Oedipus the King and Antigone-for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Greek theater. Also included are a list of principal dates in the life of Sophocles and a bibliography.
Mess: One Man's Struggle to Clean Up His House and His Act by
Call Number: RC569.5.H63 Y68 2015
Millions of Americans struggle with severe clutter and hoarding. New York writer and bohemian Barry Yourgrau is one of them. Behind the door of his Queens apartment, Yourgrau's life is, quite literally, chaos. The author draws on his experiences as both a hoarder and an investigator to profile subjects ranging from professional decluttering services and anti-hoarding therapy to the brain science behind hoarding and the way clutter affects relationships.
Woman Destroyed by
Call Number: PQ2603.E362 F43 1969
In three "immensely intelligent stories about the decay of passion", Simone de Beauvoir draws us into the lives of three women, all past their first youth, all facing unexpected crises.
Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip-hop, & the Poetry of a New Generation by
Call Number: PS615 .S65 2003
"A dynamic and clarifying volume chock-full of fresh and informative commentary...and an exciting array of knock-out poems." -Booklist
The definitive collection from the most significant poetry movement in the world today--narrated by the man who started it all, Marc Kelly Smith. One audio CD highlights performances by some of the best spoken word poets of today with narration by Marc Kelly Smith.
The Bridegroom: Stories by
Call Number: PS3560.I6 Q54 2000
From the National Book Award-winning author of "Waiting, a new collection of short fiction that confirms Ha Jin's reputation as a master storyteller. Each of The Bridegroom's twelve stories--three of which have been selected for inclusion in The Best American Short Stories--takes us back to Muji City in contemporary China, the setting of "Waiting.
Rules of Civility by
Call Number: PS3620.O945 R85 2011
From the New York Times-bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow, a "sharply stylish" (Boston Globe) novel of a young woman in post-Depression era New York who suddenly finds herself thrust into high society.
Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual by
Call Number: TH9176 .F57 2013
The Fire and Life Safety Inspection Manual, Ninth Edition is the most up-to-date inspection reference manual for those interested in fire protection, fire safety, and life safety inspections. It provides step-by-step guidance through the complete fire inspection process, with special emphasis on life safety considerations.
The Hunter by
Call Number: Popular Collection: Leigh
Now a major motion picture starring William Dafoe. An unnamed man arrives at a remote house on thefringe of a vast wilderness and soon disappears into a world of silence ad stillness. His one mission: to find the last thylacine, the fabled Tasmanian tiger. She is said to have passed into myth but a sighting has been reported...
E-book of the Week
How to Write
Call Number: E-BOOK
An introductory guide to writing, aimed at people who think they can't write, or for whom writing is an ordeal. Broken down into short topic-based chapters on everything from beginning to revising, it demystifies the writing process...
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