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Author Kirch, Patrick Vinton.
Title A shark going inland is my chief : the island civilization of ancient Hawaiʻi / Patrick Vinton Kirch.
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, c2012.
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 Floor2  DU624.5 .K57 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xvii, 346 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 317-333) and index.
Contents Islands out of time -- A trail of tattooed pots -- East from Hawaiki -- Follow the golden plover -- Voyages into the past -- The sands of Waimānalo -- Flightless ducks and palm forests -- Voyaging chiefs from Kahiki -- Māʻilikūkahi, Oʻahu's sacred king -- The waters of Kāne -- "Like shoals of fish" -- ʻUmi the unifier -- ʻUmi's dryland gardens -- The house of Piʻilani -- "Like a shark that travels on the land" -- The altar of Kū -- The return of Lono -- Prophecy and sacrifice -- Hawaiʻi in world history.
Subject Hawaii -- Civilization.
Hawaii -- Antiquities.
Hawaii -- History -- To 1893.
Hawaii -- Environmental conditions.
ISBN 0520273303 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780520273306 (cloth : alk. paper)
OCLC number 784123842