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Paradise of the Pacific: approaching Hawaii
(CD Audiobook)

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Contributors:
Schwab, Kaipo, narrator.
Published:
[Old Saybrook] : Tantor Audio, 2015.
Physical Desc:
7 audio discs (8.5 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
Status:
North Natomas
CD 996.9 M824 2015
South Natomas
CD 996.9 M824 2015
Sylvan Oaks
CD 996.9 M824 2015
Description

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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CD Audiobook
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781494515409, 1494515407

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General Note
Unabridged.
Participants/Performers
Read by Kaipo Schwab.
Description
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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APA Citation (style guide)

Moore, S., & Schwab, K. (2015). Paradise of the Pacific: approaching Hawaii. [Old Saybrook]: Tantor Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Moore, Susanna and Kaipo, Schwab. 2015. Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii. [Old Saybrook]: Tantor Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Moore, Susanna and Kaipo, Schwab, Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii. [Old Saybrook]: Tantor Audio, 2015.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Moore, Susanna,, and Kaipo Schwab. Paradise of the Pacific: Approaching Hawaii. [Old Saybrook]: Tantor Audio, 2015.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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