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This is part of a series of state histories which were written to commemorate the U.S. bicentennial in 1976. It provides a concise, readable history of Hawaii from the first Polynesian settlements to statehood and beyond. Emphasis is on U.S. involvement in the nineteenth century which led to annexation of Hawaii as a territory in 1898. The reigns and personalities of Hawaii's monarchs are described in detail.
This book is part of the Island Alphabet Books series, which features languages and children's artwork form the U.S.-affiliated Pacific. Each book contains the complete alphabet for the language, four or five examples for each letter, and a word list with English translations.
Interspersed with legends of the fire goddess Pele, the lightning goddess Hiiaka, and others, are nuggets of related geological and historical information. First published in 1916, this book has a four-page appendix and notes on Polynesian language.
Why is Biff Brewster's father so eager to leave for Hawaii? Is there more than just a mining engineers' conference afoot? The elder Brewster is strangely silent, and Bill can only guess at the cause of his father's sudden anxiety. In this third exciting mystery adventure of the Biff Brewster series, the entire Brewster family flies to festive, exotic Honolulu where a startling newspaper headline involves Bill and his lather in a hair-raising race to locate a kidnaped scientist, a sunken sloop, and a cache of precious Cesium, a rare mineral essential to rocket propulsion and the conquest of the moon. With the help of his new friend, Likake Mahenili. Bill soon learns that more than sharpened wits are necessary to defeat the mysterious forces working against them. The cunning of a ruthless rival engineer and the violence of the reef-filled waters of the islands combine to challenge the courage and stamina of the boys. Likake, an expert swimmer and diver, teaches Biff the skills he will need to protect himself against the defiant winds and tides which already have claimed the life of one colleague. A vitally important scientific project and a life are at stake as Biff Brewster and his father crash headlong into the danger and breath-taking suspense of their adventure in Hawaii.
This absorbing book is the first comprehensive scientific natural history of a dolphin species ever written. From their research camp at Kealake'akua Bay in Hawaii, the authors followed a population of wild spinner dolphins for more than twenty years. They observed marked animals by ship, by air, from a cliffside observation post, by radiotracking their movements, and by studying the details of their underwater social life with the use of a windowed underwater vessel. Beginning with a description of the spinner dolphin species, including its morphology and systematics, the book examines the ocean environment and organization of dolphin populations and the way this school-based society of mammals uses shorelines for rest and instruction of the young. An analysis of the dolphins' reproductive patterns, which resemble those of other group-dwelling mammals such as certain primates, suggests a fission-fusion society. Vision, vocalization, hearing, breathing, feeding, predation, integration of the school, and school movement are all examined to give the fullest picture yet published of dolphin biological life. One of the most striking features of the species is the length of the period of juvenility and instruction of the young. The authors argue that dolphins may legitimately be called "cultural," and they turn in their conclusion to a comprehensive evolutionary analysis of this marine cultural system with its behavioral flexibility and high levels of cooperation. In a challenging new interpretation of how cultural organisms may evolve, they propose that spinner dolphin society be viewed as a set of nested levels of organization that influence one another by selectional biases. The resulting cooperative patterns support both the sociology and the cultural levels of organization, without being overridden by the supposed imperative of kin selection. Twenty years in the making by a renowned scientist and his associates, this absorbing book is the richest source available of new scientific insights about the lives of wild dolphins and how their societies evolved at sea.
In Hawaii's Best Spooky Tales, Rick Carroll presents an all new second collection of true inexplicable encounters in Hawaii. Childhood experiences; family stories spanning generations, ghostly encounters in urban Honolulu and on the neighbor islands, chilling sights on volcanic peaks and ocean shores. These are the stories of old and new Hawai'i told by many people in many voices from many points of view. The result is a book rich in texture and complex in spirit, like Hawai'i itself. An added feature is The Guide to Spooky Places, featuring heiau (temples), monuments and memorials, petroglyph fields, and natural phenonena inbued with the special power and mystery found only in Hawaii.
hawaii's best spooky tales 2, the third collection of spine-tingling tales collected by Rick Carroll, is proof that encounters With the supernatural in Hawai'i are happening all the time and in all forms. The stories in this volume, collected from a varied group that includes public school students, librarians, journalists, visitors, industry employees, artists and performers, teachers, Native Hawaiians, newcomers, long-time residents, and former residents, is organized by the island. You decide: Does Kaua'i have more ghosts than Lanai? Does Pele appear only on the Big Island? Are you more likely to see night marchers on Oahu or on Maui? Do you dare go out at night on Moloka'i? To help you find--or avoid--the spookiest sites on all islands, this collection also includes The Guide to Spooky Places 2. At these sites, which include murder scenes, graveyards, haunted houses, ancient heiau and paths of night marchers, you are sure to get "chicken skin."
They're the battle-scarred crimebusters of a neverending urban war.... Hawk rules the streets by broadsword. Fisher cracks down on toughs with the deadly dagger that she wields with unflinching skill. Their merciless beat is the rough town misnamed Haven--a dark and murderous place overrun with spell-casters, demons, and thieves. Ready money will buy anything in their town... Anything except justice. That requires a magic touch.
The Dove. . . She'd been bought for a strip of land, then abandoned: a bartered bride, married by proxy, determined to wreak revenge. As innocent Sara Bishop she'd paid dearly for freedom from her cruel, mocking family. As flame-haired, jade-eyed Sabre Wilde, she would scandalize Queen Elizabeth's court as she set out to seduce her unknown husband, become his mistress--and make him her slave. The Hawk. . . The Queen's favorite, called The Sea God, his white teeth flashed in his bronze face as his deep, virile voice boomed orders to his men. He branded Sabre with his searing kiss and his masterful touch, not even aware she was already his wife. Captain Shane Hawkhurst knew how to command, how to subdue and ravage an enemy, but was he prepared to be caught in passion's merciless snare by a fiery beauty who ruled his heart and inflamed his senses?
THE BLACKMAILED BRIDE How hard could it be to find a suitable wife for a gorgeous, rich cattle-and-oil baron? Since Cleo Lawrence refused Roane Gallagher's ridiculous marriage proposal, it was suddenly her job to round up some pretty Western women, sashay them around his ranch-and pray he'd like one of them. Then, all Cleo's problems would be solved. Except for one. Now that Roane had some wannabe wives under his roof, Cleo wanted him for herself!
The Hawk and the Jewel sweeps readers from the tapestried halls of Victorian England to the alabaster courts of Arabia. For years Lord Gallagher's family thought Sunny had perished with Lady Gallagher in storm-tossed seas off the Arabian coast. Unknown to them, the beautiful violet-eyed toddler has been found and taken to the palace of Darhabar, where she was raised as the ruler's own child. Now the emir, Ahman Khan, had contacted the family and asked them to send a ship for her. Why after all this time? And what of the mysterious gift he had sent with her? Brandon Hawkesbury, friend of the Gallagher's and appealing young captain of the vessel, gazed at Sunny as she came aboard. It would not be easy for the restless girl to accept a new life...a new family...a new faith. Brandon put aside these thoughts as he turned his ships toward sea. For now, Sunny was going home. What lay ahead was in God's hands.
While the warlike and merciless Aenir wreak havoc upon the territory outside the mountain stronghold of the clans, Sigarni, the Hawk Queen, arrives in a parallel version of her own universe through a gate in space and time. Taliesen, last of the gatekeepers, has no idea why she has come. But he knows that heroes are needed and grants her passage into the ravaged land. Only Caswallon-loner, warrior, and thief-realizes the true extent of the danger and the mayhem that his people will come to face. As Taliesen tries to discover Sigarni's purpose, Caswallon must attempt to unite the clans to overcome their greatest peril. From the Paperback edition.
Determined to learn to fly, Rudy adopts a hawk hoping that their kinship will bring him closer to his goal. A Caldecott Honor Book and an ALA Notable Book.
The grand master of extreme skateboarding, a.k.a. "The Birdman", shares the trials and tribulations that have made him a legend in skateboarding.
"Intelligent and imaginative. . . even the magic convinces. " -Mary Renault, author of The King Must Die. On The Path Toward Greatness, Every Hero Makes a Choice Legends sing of Sir Gawain, one of the most respected warriors of King Arthur's reign and one of the greatest champions of all time. But this is not that story. This is the story of Gwalchmai, middle son of the beautiful, infinitely evil sorceress Morgawse, and gifted student of her dark magical arts. A story of an uncertain man, doubting his ability to follow his elder brother's warrior prowess and seeking to find his own identity by bonding with his frightening and powerful mother. Disappointed in himself and despised by his father, Gwalchmai sets out on a journey that will lead him to the brink of darkness. A tale of loss, redemption, and adventure, Hawk of May brings new depth and understanding to Sir Gawain, the legend of King Arthur, and the impact of choices made--and the consequences that follow. "A welcome new light on the horizon of popular Arthurian legend... delightful... a strong sense of love and mysticism... a ripping adventure tale." -Booklist. "Will appeal to those who have enjoyed Tolkien's works." -Library Journal. "Compelling... splendid... vibrant... exhilarating... a novel that seduces us into accepting sorcery and sanctity in King Arthur's England." -New York Times Book Review.
The year is 1072.The Normans have captured England. The Turks have captured a Norman knight. And in order to free him, a soldier named Vallon must capture four rare hawks.On a heart-stopping journey to the far ends of the earth, braving Arctic seas, Viking warlords, and the blood-drenched battlefields, Vallon and his comrades must track down their quarry one by one in a relentless race against time.The scale is huge. The journey is incredible. The history is real. This is Hawk Quest.
In most countries, a close link bound together the papal clergyman and the politician. Indeed, most people gave the papacy supremacy over human governments. Men such as William Tyndale, who were ready to insist that the individual alone was responsible before God for his beliefs, were in constant danger of losing money, livelihood, personal freedom, and life itself in the war against the bondage imposed on man in the name of the Roman Catholic church of the sixteenth century.
"Hawke is a fast-paced adventure...truly an exciting read," says Nelson DeMille. "Rich, spellbinding, and absorbing, Hawke is packed with surprises," raves Clive Cussler. Readers beware, this stunning, high-caliber thriller is not recommended for the faint of heart. Lord Alexander Hawke is a direct descendant of the legendary English pirate Blackhawke and highly skilled in the cutthroat's deadly ways himself. While still a boy, on a voyage to the Caribbean, Alex Hawke witnesses an act of unspeakable horror. Hidden in a secret compartment on his father's yacht, Alex sees his parents brutally murdered by three modern-day pirates. It is an event that will haunt him for the remainder of his life. Now, fully grown and one of England's most decorated naval heroes, Hawke is back in the same Caribbean waters on a secret mission for the American government. A highly experimental stealth submarine, built by the Soviets just before the end of the Cold War, is missing. She carries forty nuclear warheads and is believed to be in the hands of a very unstable government just ninety miles from the American mainland. Hawke is in a race against time. His mission: Find the deadly sub before a preemptive strike can be launched against the U.S., and confront the murderous men behind the personal nightmare that haunts him before they find him first. Featuring breathtaking action, international intrigue, and a hero worthy of the very finest adventure fiction, Hawke heralds the exciting debut of a bold new talent.
At the outbreak of World War II, only 111 Squadron and a handful of others were equipped with the Hurricane. Thanks to sudden massive orders and a well-organized Hawker sub-contracting production to Gloster and General Aircraft, more squadrons rapidly became operational. Cutting their teeth during the Battle of France, it was during the Battle of Britain that the type excelled and came to form the backbone of Fighter Command. While the Hurricane was steadily overtaken by the Spitfire in the fighter defence role, it remained the fighter of choice in North Africa and the Far East. Despite a large number being shot down in these far-flung conflicts, many received hasty repairs and returned to the fray while more fragile designs were permanently grounded. The Hurricane may not have been the prettiest or, the best-performing aircraft but, as Francis Mason stated: 'The Royal Air Force was glad to get the Spitfire...it had to have the Hurricane!'
The time is 1902, the setting, Eastern Oregon. A 15-year-old Indian girl wanders into the wrong whorehouse looking for men to kill a monster.
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