The Resource Paradise of the Pacific : approaching Hawaii, Susanna Moore

Paradise of the Pacific : approaching Hawaii, Susanna Moore

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Paradise of the Pacific : approaching Hawaii
Title
Paradise of the Pacific
Title remainder
approaching Hawaii
Statement of responsibility
Susanna Moore
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise. The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals--from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds blown from their migratory routes, to the early Polynesian adventurers who sailed across the Pacific in double canoes, the Spanish galleons en route to the Philippines, and the British navigators in search of a Northwest Passage, soon followed by pious Protestant missionaries, shipwrecked sailors, and rowdy Irish poachers escaped from Botany Bay--all wanderers washed ashore, sometimes by accident. This is true of many cultures, but in Hawaii, no one seems to have left. And in Hawaii, a set of myths accompanied each of these migrants--legends that shape our understanding of this mysterious place. In Paradise of the Pacific, Susanna Moore, the award-winning author of In the Cut and The Life of Objects, pieces together the elusive, dramatic story of late-eighteenth-century Hawaii--its kings and queens, gods and goddesses, missionaries, migrants, and explorers--a not-so-distant time of abrupt transition, in which an isolated pagan world of human sacrifice and strict taboo, without a currency or a written language, was confronted with the equally ritualized world of capitalism, Western education, and Christian values"--
Title
Paradise of the Pacific
Creator
Summary
The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals--from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds blown from their migratory routes, to the early Polynesian adventurers who sailed across the Pacific in double canoes, the Spanish galleons en route to the Philippines, and the British navigators in search of a Northwest Passage, soon followed by pious Protestant missionaries, shipwrecked sailors, and rowdy Irish poachers escaped from Botany Bay--all wanderers washed ashore, sometimes by accident. This is true of many cultures, but in Hawaii, no one seems to have left. And in Hawaii, a set of myths accompanied each of these migrants--legends that shape our understanding of this mysterious place
Subject
Genre
Writing style
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10440059
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
996.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
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approaching Hawaii
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approaching Hawaii
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Susanna Moore
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Paradise of the Pacific : approaching Hawaii, Susanna Moore
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [279]-286) and index
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  • WINCH-WIN
  • CULVR-CUL
  • CULVR-CUL
  • MORGN-MAR
  • MORGN-MAR
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  • JFFCO-MAD
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  • JCKSN-SEY
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map -- This Realm of Chaos and Old Night -- Awe of the Night Approaching -- The Source of the Darkness that Made Darkness -- The Cloak of Bird Feathers -- One Great Caravanserai -- A Pilgrim and a Stranger -- A Light to My Path -- Crucified to the World -- Falling Are the Heavens -- The Voice of Landshells -- Glossary -- Gods and Personages
Control code
20424318
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
303 pages
Isbn
9780374298777
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015002967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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20424318

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