The naturalist author shares stories of the rediscovery of species previously believed extinct, discussing such topics as the Indian forest owlet, the thylacine of Tasmania, cloning laboratories, and the mysterious black panthers of England.
The author offers readers an environmental wake-up call and a tool kit for decoding the barrage of conflicting information confronting them. Because money is as important as molecules in the environment, science is joined with politics, history, and psychology to provide the briefing needed to comprehend the 21st century.
This film follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America's narrow definition of masculinity. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
Explore the remarkable life and power of Eddie Aikau, the legendary Hawaiian big wave surfer and native son whose dynamic life and heroic death served as an inspiration to an entire spiritual movement.
Paniolo is the Hawaiian word for cowboy. Ranching became an important industry in Hawaii and this was largely possible through the skills of the paniolo who learned them well from their Mexican tutors.
Asserts that the founders of the Hawaiian Kingdom exercised their own agency and were not just acted upon by foreign powers. The ruling ali'i selectively appropriated tools and ideas from the West-including laws, religion, educational models, protocols, weapons, printing and map-making technologies, seafaring vessels, clothing, names, and int'l alliances...
In this exposé Sydney L. Iaukea ties personal memories to newly procured political information about Hawaii's crucial Territorial era. Spurred by questions surrounding intergenerational property disputes in her immediate family, she delves into Hawaii's historical archives. E-BOOK VERSION
Two centuries after James Cook's epic voyages of discovery, Tony Horwitz takes readers on a wild ride across hemispheres and centuries to recapture the Captain's adventures and explore his embattled legacy in today's Pacific. Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winner and author of Confederates in the Attic, works as a sailor aboard a replica of Cook's ship, meets island kings and beauty queens, and carouses the South Seas with a hilarious and disgraceful travel companion, an Aussie named Roger.
One of the great epics of Hawaiian mythology is the story of Pele, goddess of Hawai`i's volcanoes, and her youngest sister, Hi`iakaikapoliopele. This is a passionate story of love, healing, betrayal, and reconciliation, culminating in the reunion of parted lovers...
Waterman is the first comprehensive biography of Duke Kahanamoku (1890-1968): swimmer, surfer, Olympic gold medalist, Hawaiian icon, waterman. Long before Michael Phelps and Mark Spitz made their splashes in the pool, Kahanamoku emerged from the backwaters of Waikiki to become America's first superstar Olympic swimmer...
Now, for the first time, the manufacturing processes of eighteen traditional Hawaiian musical instruments are documented with carefully researched instructions and step-by-step photographs in an easy to follow craft guide.
This is the fullest record of Hawaiian rain names and their lore to date, drawing on oral tradition and literature, including approximately three hundred ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi primary sources from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries containing chants, songs, laments, and narratives. The existence of hundreds, perhaps thousands, of rain and wind names is evidence of the value our kūpuna attached to these forces.
The author combined his talents as a thorough researcher and botanical illustrator with a life-long interest in folk medicine to produce this book of extraordinary value for students of natural medicines and Hawaiiana.