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Paradise of the Pacific : approaching Hawaiʻi

Author: Susanna Moore
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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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 to the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds blown from their migratory routes. Early Polynesian adventurers sailed across the Pacific in double canoes. Spanish galleons en route to the Philippines and British navigators in search  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susanna Moore
ISBN: 9780374298777 0374298777 9780374536176 0374536171
OCLC Number: 909538017
Awards: Short-listed for National Book Awards (Nonfiction) 2015
Description: viii, 303 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
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 land shells --
Notes --
Glossary --
Gods and personages.
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In Paradise of the Pacific, Susanna Moore, pieces together the dramatic story of Hawai'i - a not-so-distant time of abrupt transition, in which an isolated pagan world of human sacrifice and strict  Read more...

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