Sharks upon the Land

Author: Seth Archer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107174562
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A study of colonialism and indigenous health in Hawaiʻi, highlighting cultural change over time.

Surviving a Shark Attack On Land

Author: Dr. Laura Schlessinger
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062042231
Format: PDF
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Filled with her trademark no-nonsense voice, and building on the principles developed during her long career as a licensed therapist, Dr. Laura Schlessinger shows readers how to survive enemies—traitors, backstabbers, and saboteurs—at work and at home. As in her previous books, including Bad Childhood–Good Life, Stop Whining, Start Living, and In Praise of Stay at Home Moms (an instant New York Times bestseller), Dr. Laura offers readers the perceptive, common-sense insight they need to live healthier, better lives.

The Shark that Walks on Land

Author: Michael Bright
Publisher: Biteback Publishing
ISBN: 1849546649
Format: PDF
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Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water... When you dive into the sea, do you ever wonder what's down there, beneath you, poised to take an inquisitive bite? Author of Jaws Peter Benchley and film director Steven Spielberg certainly did, for below the waves lies a world we neither see nor understand; an alien world where we are but the briefest of visitors. The Shark that Walks on Land uncovers tales of ancient and modern mariners, with stories of sea serpents, mermaids and mermen, sea dragons, and the true identity of the legendary kraken. But this book contains more than just a medley of maritime myths and mysteries for marine biologists; it celebrates wonderful discoveries by blending the unknown and the familiar in an entertaining miscellany of facts, figures and anecdotes about the myriad creatures that inhabit the oceans. Along the way we meet the giants, the most dangerous, the oddballs and the record breakers - and the shark that really does walk on land!

A Shark Going Inland Is My Chief

Author: Patrick Vinton Kirch
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520953835
Format: PDF, ePub
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Tracing the origins of the Hawaiians and other Polynesians back to the shores of the South China Sea, archaeologist Patrick Vinton Kirch follows their voyages of discovery across the Pacific in this fascinating history of Hawaiian culture from about one thousand years ago. Combining more than four decades of his own research with Native Hawaiian oral traditions and the evidence of archaeology, Kirch puts a human face on the gradual rise to power of the Hawaiian god-kings, who by the late eighteenth century were locked in a series of wars for ultimate control of the entire archipelago. This lively, accessible chronicle works back from Captain James Cook’s encounter with the pristine kingdom in 1778, when the British explorers encountered an island civilization governed by rulers who could not be gazed upon by common people. Interweaving anecdotes from his own widespread travel and extensive archaeological investigations into the broader historical narrative, Kirch shows how the early Polynesian settlers of Hawai'i adapted to this new island landscape and created highly productive agricultural systems.


Author: Ted Rechlin
Publisher: Sweetgrass Books
ISBN: 1591522137
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Action! Science! Amazing Art! Epic Showdowns! Experience the history of planet earth as seen through the eyes of the coolest sharks of past and present in this thrilling graphic novel adventure!

From the mind of Ted Rechlin, author and illustrator of Jurassic and Dinosaurs Live! comes the thrilling new epoch-spanning adventure Sharks, a life-science graphic novel adventure. Sharks have been cruising our planet's waters for millions of years. They were here long before humanity and even pre-date the dinosaurs. Rechlin weaves a captivating history of strange and ancient shark species while sharing insights into the distant past of life on Earth. The amazing and action-packed art teaches readers of all ages how these legendary ocean dwellers got their start - and how they developed into the sharks we know today. Educational, fascinating, and beautifully produced, this is the perfect book for budding marine biologists, comic fans, and enthusiasts of these ancient apex predators of the deep.

> Newest installment in series of educational, IMAX-style adventure comics that includes Tyrannosaurus Rex, Bears, Jurassic and more.
> 96 Action-packed pages featuring Megladon, Helicoprion, Xenacanthus, Great Whits, and more!
> High Plains Book Award nominated author/illustrator
> Author available for interviews, presentations, and singings upon request
> Full-color illustrations engage readers ages 6 and up in a beautiful hardbound format.

Tintin and the Lake of Sharks

Author: Hergé
Publisher: Mammoth
ISBN: 9781405208222
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The world’s most famous travelling reporter searches for the truth behind the theft of some priceless works of art. But what does the King Shark have to do with it all? Tintin and his friends are holidaying in Syldavia with Professor Calculus, who has invented an amazing new duplicating machine. But a series of strange occurrences makes Tintin suspicious. Who is the mysterious “King Shark”, and what does he want with Calculus’ machine? Is there a connection with the recent theft of famous works of art from the world’s leading museums? Tintin is determined to find out! Join the most iconic character in comics as he embarks on an extraordinary adventure spanning historical and political events, and thrilling mysteries. Still selling over 100,000 copies every year in the UK and having been adapted for the silver screen by Steven Spielberg and Peter Jackson in 2011. The Adventures of Tintin continue to charm more than 80 years after they first found their way into publication. Since then an estimated 230 million copies have been sold, proving that comic books have the same power to entertain children and adults in the 21st century as they did in the early 20th.

Sharks That Walk on Land

Author: Ron Palmer
Publisher: Pneuma Springs Publishing
ISBN: 1907728058
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This is a fictionalised account of the sad events leading up to the demise of Captain James Cook. This book covers Cook's last voyage of discovery to the Pacific and his death at the hands of the Hawaiians.


Author: Johnna Rizzo
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426306865
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents a variety of sea creatures and their homes, including dolphins, sharks, and sea turtles.

Sharks in the Arts

Author: Vivienne Westbrook
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317399064
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is the most thorough exploration to date of the many ways in which a wild creature has been absorbed, reimagined and represented across the ages in all of the major art forms. The authors consider not only how the identity of sharks in the natural environment became incorporated into a cultural environment but also how sharks came to be considered the most feared creatures in the open oceans as a consequence of this incorporation. Yet sharks are especially important in helping to maintain a balance that is essential to the health of the oceans. The book begins with a treatment of the three sharks at the top of global shark-attack files from scientific, economic and environmental perspectives. Subsequent chapters engage with cultural representations of sharks in poetry, drama, art, novels, screenplay adaptations and films. Through an exploration of the ways in which sharks have been represented in human culture through the centuries, this book alerts the global community to the importance of sharks as a common cultural heritage. It aims to change perceptions of sharks so that they can become more revered than feared. The authors of this book argue that an increased understanding of sharks should lead to the development of better strategies for shark and human interactions. This book will be of great interest to researchers and students of the Environmental Humanities, Cultural History and the Arts. It is also excellent supplementary reading for courses in Zoology and Marine Science.

Beyond Hawai i

Author: Gregory Rosenthal
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520967968
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In the century from the death of Captain James Cook in 1779 to the rise of the sugar plantations in the 1870s, thousands of Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian) men left Hawai‘i to work on ships at sea and in na ‘aina ‘e (foreign lands)—on the Arctic Ocean and throughout the Pacific Ocean, and in the equatorial islands and California. Beyond Hawai‘i tells the stories of these forgotten indigenous workers and how their labor shaped the Pacific World, the global economy, and the environment. Whether harvesting sandalwood or bird guano, hunting whales, or mining gold, these migrant workers were essential to the expansion of transnational capitalism and global ecological change. Bridging American, Chinese, and Pacific historiographies, Beyond Hawai‘i is the first book to argue that indigenous labor—more than the movement of ships and spread of diseases—unified the Pacific World.