An Archaeologist in Polynesia

Author: Frank Stewart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780824866235

Category: Anthropologists

Page: 236

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"A book-length interview of Dr. Yosihiko Sinoto by Hiroshi Aramata. In the interview, Dr. Sinoto tells of unearthing the only ancient voyaging canoe found in Polynesia--one of his greatest accomplishments--and exploring some of the most remote islands and coral atolls of the Pacific. He also describes his efforts to conserve and preserve sites and structures for the benefit of future generations. Many people have now come to regard the voyages of the early Polynesians as among the great achievements in human history, thanks in part to his work. For such decades-long efforts, Dr. Sinoto has received numerous awards and been named a living treasure of Hawaiʻi. Curve of the Hook was originally published in Japanese as Rakuen Kōkogaku (Archaeology in Paradise). In 1996, the book received the Yoshikawa Eiji Cultural Award, and in 1999, it was selected as one of the best 100 biographies of a Japanese in the twentieth century."--Publisher's Web site.
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Author: Kenneth Pike Emory,William J. Bonk,Yosihiko H. Sinoto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fishhooks

Page: 62

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Author: James A. Michener

Publisher: Dial Press

ISBN: 0812986350

Category: Fiction

Page: 359

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The tale upon which the Broadway musical "South Pacific" is based explores the people and beauty of the Pacific's Coral Islands as seen though the eyes of a young naval lieutenent.
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Archaeology, Identity & Community

Author: Jolie Liston,Geoffrey Richard Clark,Dwight Alexander

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921862483

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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"This volume emerges from a ground-breaking conference held in the Republic of Palau on cultural heritage in the Pacific. It includes bold investigations of the role of cultural heritage in identity-making, and the ways in which community engagement informs heritage management practices. This is the first broad and detailed investigation of the unique and irreplaceable cultural heritage of the Pacific from a heritage management perspective. It identifies new trends in research and assesses relationships between archaeologists, heritage managers and local communities. The methods which emerge from these relationships will be critical to the effective management of heritage sites in the 21st century. A wonderful book which emerges from an extraordinary conference. Essential reading for cultural heritage managers, archaeologists and others with an interest in caring for the unique cultural heritage of the Pacific Islands".
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The Archaeology of Rapa, a Fortified Island in Remote East Polynesia

Author: Atholl Anderson,Douglas J. Kennett

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1922144258

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This volume brings the remote and little known island of Rapa firmly to the forefront of Polynesian archaeology. Thirteen authors contribute 14 chapters, covering not only the basic archaeology of coastal sites, rock shelters, and fortifications, but faunal remains, agricultural development, and marine exploitation. The results, presented within a chronology framed by Bayesian analysis, are set against a background of ethnohistory and ethnology. Highly unusual in tropical Polynesian archaeology are descriptions of artefacts of perishable material. Taking the High Ground provides important insights into how a group of Polynesian settlers adapted to an isolated and in some ways restrictive environment.
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Author: Mary Kawena Pukui,Samuel H. Elbert,Esther T. Mookini

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824805241

Category: Travel

Page: 289

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How many place names are there in the Hawaiian Islands? Even a rough estimate is impossible. Hawaiians named taro patches, rocks, trees, canoe landings, resting places in the forests, and the tiniest spots where miraculous events are believed to have taken place. And place names are far from static--names are constantly being given to new houses and buildings, streets and towns, and old names are replaced by new ones. It is essential, then, to record the names and the lore associated with them now, while Hawaiians are here to lend us their knowledge. And, whatever the fate of the Hawaiian language, the place names will endure. The first edition of Place Names of Hawaii contained only 1,125 entries. The coverage is expanded in the present edition to include about 4,000 entries, including names in English. Also, approximately 800 more names are included in this volume than appear in the second edition of the Atlas of Hawaii.
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Identities and Transformations

Author: Serge Tcherkézoff,Françoise Douaire-Marsaudon

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921536152

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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The texts collected in this volume take an anthropological approach to the variety of contemporary societal problems which confront the peoples of the contemporary South Pacific: religious revival, the sociology of relations between local groups, regions and nation-States, the problem of culture areas, the place of democracy in the transition of States founded on sacred chiefdoms, the role of ceremonial exchanges in a market economy, and so forth. Each chapter presents a society seen from a specific point of view, but always with reference to the issue of collective identity and its confrontation with history and change. The collection thus invites the reader to understand how the inhabitants of these societies seek to affirm both an individual identity and a sense of belonging to the contemporary world. In doing so, it informs the reader about the contemporary realities experienced by the inhabitants of the South Pacific, with a view to contributing to an intercultural dialogue between the reader and these inhabitants.
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Author: Jules Janick,Robert E. Paull

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851996388

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 954

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Ever wanted to know the genus name for a coconut? Intended for all your research needs, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive collection of information on temperate and tropical fruit and nut crops. Entries are grouped alphabetically by family and then by species, making it easy to find the information you need. Coverage includes palms and cacti as well as vegetable fruits of Solanaceae and Curcurbitacea. This book not only deals with the horticulture of the fruit and nut crops but also discusses the botany, making it a useful tool for anyone from scientists to gardeners and fruit hobbyists.
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Author: Sigfried J. de Laet,Ahmad Hasan Dani

Publisher: UNESCO

ISBN: 9789231028113

Category: Civilization

Page: 569

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The second volume covers the first two and a half thousand years of recorded history, from the start of the Bronze Age 5,000 years ago to the beginnings of the Iron Age. Written by a team of over sixty specialists, this volume includes a comprehensive bibliography and a detailed index.
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Island of the Lost Canoe

Author: Rick Carroll,Yosihiko H. Sinoto

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781581780451

Category: Photography

Page: 101

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Repositioning Women in Early Modern Southeast Asia

Author: Barbara Watson Andaya

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824829557

Category: Social Science

Page: 335

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The Princess of the Flaming Womb, the Javanese legend that introduces this pioneering study, symbolizes the many ambiguities attached to femaleness in Southeast Asian societies. Yet, despite these ambiguities, the relatively egalitarian nature of male-female relations in Southeast Asia is central to arguments claiming a coherent identity for the region. This challenging work by senior scholar Barbara Watson Andaya considers such contradictions while offering a thought-provoking view of Southeast Asian history that focuses on women's roles and perceptions. Andaya explores the broad themes of the early modern era (1500-1800) - the introduction of new religions, major economic shifts, changing patterns of state control, the impact of elite lifestyles and behaviors - drawing on an extraordinary range of sources and citing numerous examples from Thai, Vietnamese, Burmese, Philippine, and Malay societies.
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Management and Research

Author: Charles P. Stone

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 9780824814748

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 887

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Most of the 44 papers began as presentations at a 1986 symposium, Control of Introduced Plants in Hawaii's Native Ecosystems, held in conjunction with the Sixth Conference in Natural Sciences at Hawaii Volcanos National Park, in 1986. Updated, and accompanied by several new chapters, they discuss
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Author: Pukui Kawena, Mary,E. W. Haertig,Catharine A. Lee

Publisher: Islander Group Incorporated

ISBN: 9780961673802

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Papers from the Sixth Annual CSIS South China Sea Conference

Author: Murray Hiebert,Gregory B. Poling,Conor Cronin

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442279850

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted its sixth annual South China Sea conference in July 2016. The conference provided four panels of highly respected experts from 10 countries with a first opportunity to assess the results of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea tribunal ruling and begin to measure its impact.
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Papers from the Fourth Lapita Conference, June 2000, Canberra, Australia

Author: Geoffrey Richard Clark,Atholl Anderson,Tarisi Vunidilo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Archaeology

Page: 223

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Papers from the Fourth Lapita Conference held in Canberra. Lapita archaeology is of fundamental importance to understanding the Pacific since it unearths information about the first people to establish themselves beyond the Solomon Islands to as far east as Samoa around 3000 years ago.
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Author: Clifford Geertz

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400834549

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Clifford Geertz (1926-2006) was perhaps the most influential anthropologist of our time, but his influence extended far beyond his field to encompass all facets of contemporary life. Nowhere were his gifts for directness, humor, and steady revelation more evident than in the pages of the New York Review of Books, where for nearly four decades he shared his acute vision of the world in all its peculiarity. This book brings together the finest of Geertz's review essays from the New York Review along with a representative selection of later pieces written at the height of his powers, some that first appeared in periodicals such as Dissent, others never before published. This collection exemplifies Geertz's extraordinary range of concerns, beginning with his first essay for the Review in 1967, in which he reviews, with muffled hilarity, the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. This book includes Geertz's unflinching meditations on Western academia's encounters with the non-Western world, and on the shifting and clashing places of societies in the world generally. Geertz writes eloquently and arrestingly about such major figures as Gandhi, Foucault, and Genet, and on topics as varied as Islam, globalization, feminism, and the failings of nationalism. Life among the Anthros and Other Essays demonstrates Geertz's uncommon wisdom and consistently keen and hopeful humor, confirming his status as one of our most important and enduring public intellectuals.
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Author: Matthew J. Colloff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048122240

Category: Science

Page: 583

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Conservatively, at least 100 million people are affected by house dust mite allergy worldwide, manifesting itself as asthma, rhinitis or atopic dermatitis. Despite the growing recognition of this major public health problem, and commitment of considerable research resources, there is still no simple, effective, generally-applicable strategy for dust mite control. The reasons for this are complex, but a contributing factor remains some important knowledge gaps and misconceptions regarding aspects of biology and ecology of dust mites. The purpose of this book is to provide a comprehensive reference work for all readers with an involvement or interest in house dust mite research and management, incorporating for the first time in a single volume the topics of systematics and identification, physiology, ecology, allergen biochemistry and molecular biology, epidemiology, mite control and allergen avoidance. It is hoped the book will help spread the message that studies of the biology and ecology of house dust mites should be regarded within the context of allergic disease rather than as ends in themselves, and that approaches to mite control in clinical management are subject to the same series of ecological rules as any other major problem in pest management.
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Hawaiian-English, English-Hawaiian

Author: Mary Kawena Pukui,Samuel H. Elbert

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824807030

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 572

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"This standard work of reference... continues offering the happy blend of grammar and lexicon." --American Reference Books Annual For many years, Hawaiian Dictionary has been the definitive and authoritative work on the Hawaiian language. Now this indispensible reference volume has been enlarged and completely revised. More than 3,000 new entries have been added to the Hawaiian-English section, bringing the total number of entries to almost 30,000 and making it the largest and most complete of any Polynesian dictionary. This new edition is more than a dictionary. Containing folklore, poetry, and ethnology, it will benefit Hawaiian studies for years to come.
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