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New HAWAII PACIFIC Books
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Reflections of Honor: The Untold Story of a Nisei Spy
Call Number: D810.S8 W37 2014
At a time when the United States was preparing for war with Japan, two Nisei from Hawaiʻi were quietly recruited to go undercover to gather information that would help the United States prepare for war. This book recounts the story of one of those men, Arthur Komori, and is a hero's story that has few, if any, parallels. In part because of the political climate of the times and in part because of the secret nature of his work, the story of Arthur Komori's military career remained a closely held secret for over half a century.
From Race to Ethnicity: Interpreting Japanese American Experiences in Hawaiʻi
Call Number: DU624.7.J3 O377 2014
This book discusses contemporary experiences of Japanese Americans in Hawaii through analyses of the nature of their relationship to other ethnic groups. The author argues that as Japanese gradually gained economic and political status they have demonstrated collective resistance to domination, advocacy for themselves and other marginalized groups, and social responsibility to the peoples of Hawaii.
The Value of Hawaii 2: Ancestral Roots, Oceanic Visions
Call Number: DU627.8 .V36 2014
The fresh voices gathered in this book share their inspiring work and ideas for creating value, addressing a wide range of topics- including community health, agriculture, public education, local business, energy, gender, rural lifestyles, sacred community, activism, storytelling, mo'olelo, migration, voyaging, visual art, music, and the 'aina we continue to love and malama. By exploring connections to those who have come before and those who will follow after, the contributors to this volume recenter Hawaiʻi in our watery Pacific world.
Kua'aina Kahiko: Life and Land in Ancient Kahikinui, Maui
Call Number: DU628.M3 K56 2014
Kuaʻāina Kahiko follows kamaʻāina archaeologist Patrick Vinton Kirch on a seventeen-year-long research odyssey to rediscover the ancient patterns of life and land in Kahikinui. Through painstaking archaeological survey and detailed excavations, Kirch and his students uncovered thousands of previously undocumented ruins of houses, trails, agricultural fields, shrines, and temples. Kirch descibes how, beginning in the early fifteenth century, Native Hawaiians began to permanently inhabit the rocky lands along the vast southern slope of Haleakalā.
North Shore Place Names
Call Number: DU628.O3 C59 2014
This book takes the reader on a historical tour of the North Shore of O'ahu conveyed by Hawaiian place names. To research information on place names Clark tapped into 125,000 pages of Hawaiian-language newspapers published from 1834 to 1948, an archive available online in the Papakilo Database, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs' repository of historically and culturally significant data collections. An invaluable resource for anyone interested in Hawai'i history and the Hawaiian language, North Shore Place Names: Kahuku to Ka'ena brings to life the names, places, and events of the historic North Shore community.
Plants of the Canoe People: An Ethnobotanical Voyage Through Polynesia
Call Number: GN476.73 .W55 2009
This book is about the useful plants of the Pacific islanders, with special emphasis on plants used by Polynesians. A total of ninety-six plants are included, listed in alphabetical order by scientific name, followed by a paragraph that includes Polynesian names and their origins and the English name if any. Range, habitat, uses of the plant, and a botanical description of the species are also included for each entry.
Sovereign Sugar: Industry and Environment in Hawaiʻi
Call Number: HD9107.H3 M33 2014
It is the first work to fully examine the complex tapestry of socioeconomic, political, and environmental forces that shaped sugar's role in Hawaiʻi. While early Polynesian and European influences on island ecosystems started the process of biological change, plantation agriculture, with its voracious need for land and water, profoundly altered Hawaiʻi's landscape. MacLennan focuses on the rise of industrial and political power among the sugar planter elite and its political-ecological consequences. The book opens in the 1840s when the Hawaiian Islands were under the influence of American missionaries.
Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers: Craft, Creativity, and Cultural Heritage in Hawaiʻi, California, and Australia
Call Number: HD9993.S873 H39 2014
This book explores the world of surfboard making as a global industry. Based on researches, interviews in Hawaii, California, and Australia, this book constructs stories of challenges local, independent surfboard shapers encounter in the face of billion dollar, mass production surfing industry such as Billabong and Quicksilver.
They Follwed the Trade Winds: African Americans in Hawaii (Revised Ed.)
Call Number: HN933 .S6 v.44
Almost ten years have passed since this work first appeared. The original papers are included with minor changes and also additional archival photos have been added. The intervening years have allowed time to add additional information to provide a better understanding of the small community of people of African ancestry who settled in these remote Pacific Islands.
Taro, Mauka to Makai: A Taro Production and Business Guide for Hawaiʻi Growers
Call Number: SB211.T2 T372 2008
Hawaiian planting traditions -- Growing taro -- Non-flooded taro production -- Flooded taro production -- Lūʻau (taro leaf) production -- Taro production problems: Weeds ; Insects and other pests ; Plant diseases ; Nutritional deficiencies and excesses -- Business aspects of taro production -- Cooking taro, taro recipes.
Japan - History
Japan's Medieval Population: Famine, Fertility, and Warfare in a Transformative Age
Call Number: HN723 .F37 2009
William Wayne Farris constructs an important analysis of Japan's population from 1150 to 1600 and considers social and economic developments that were life and death issues for ordinary Japanese. This volume charts a course through never-before-surveyed historical territory: Japan's medieval population, a topic so challenging that neither Japanese nor foreign scholars have investigated it in a comprehensive way.
Am I Black Enough for You?
Call Number: PR9619.4.H345 Z46 2014
In this deeply personal memoir, told in her distinctive, wry style, Anita Heiss gives a first-hand account of her experiences as a woman with an Aboriginal mother and Austrian father and explains the development of her activist consciousness.
The Sum of Breathing by
Call Number: HawPac PS571.H3 B35 no.105
Publication Date: 2014
A collection of stories, poems, memoir, and spoken word, trenchantly explores the inheritances of memory, loss, feminism, racism, and place. The collection explores life, family, and love as a Korean American with a keen eye for detail and with elegant, restrained language that reads like classical music.
Surf Science: An Introduction to Waves for Surfing
Call Number: GC211.2 .B88 2014
Have you ever wondered where surfing waves come from, what makes every wave different, why some peel perfectly and others just close out; why, some days, the waves come in sets and other days they don't, and how the tides, the wind and the shape of the sea floor affect the waves for surfing? If you have, this book is for you. Now in its third edition, Surf Science is the first book to talk in depth about the science of waves from a surfer's point of view.
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