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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
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Susanna Moore
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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
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Moore, Susanna
Dewey number
996.9
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other
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Read by Kaipo Schwab
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Schwab, Kaipo
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  • Social change
  • Culture conflict
  • Acculturation
  • Legends
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
  • Hawaii
  • Acculturation
  • Culture conflict
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Legends
  • Manners and customs
  • Social change
  • Social history
  • Hawaii
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Paradise of the Pacific : approaching Hawaii, Susanna Moore
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Unabridged
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digital storage
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audio disc
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sd
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rdacarrier
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unknown
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent
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4 3/4 in.
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4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.)
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not applicable
Isbn
9781494515409
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not applicable
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mass produced
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plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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s
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
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  • ocn922667860
  • (OCoLC)922667860
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not applicable
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Label
Paradise of the Pacific : approaching Hawaii, Susanna Moore
Publication
Copyright
Note
Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781494515409
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • ocn922667860
  • (OCoLC)922667860
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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