Hawaiki Rising: Hokule'a, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance

Hawaiki Rising: Hokule'a, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian Renaissance

by Sam Low


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ISBN-13: 9780824877354
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
Publication date: 01/31/2018
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 408,479
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Nainoa Thompson ix

Preface xi

Introduction xiii

1 Discovery and Decline 19

2 Revival 25

3 Nainoa 39

4 The Star of Joy 44

5 Mau Piailug 53

6 "I Feel My Ancestors All Around Me" 61

7 The Spaceship of the Ancestors 69

8 Pilikia 79

9 Leave Your Problems on the Land 87

10 Heavy Weather 90

11 Doldrums 93

12 Space-Time Compression 97

13 The Guinea Pigs 100

14 Taurira 103

15 Tahitian Stars 109

16 Puaniho's Gift 114

17 Steering by the Stars 117

18 Natural Signs 122

19 Homecoming 131

20 Kealaikahiki - The Way to Tahiti 136

21 The Miracle Machine 147

22 To Tahiti Again 149

23 Capsize 158

24 Rescue 169

25 Eddie's Dream 176

26 The Shape of the Sky 185

27 Mau 188

28 'Ghana 195

29 Lessons From the Master 202

30 Can You See the Island? 206

31 Star Pairs 211

32 Sandy Footprints 218

33 Spirit Guardians 221

34 Hamakua Storm 227

35 The Dream 235

36 The Lord Makani 242

37 Celestial Stepping Stones 259

38 Na'au 269

39 Doldrums 279

40 Trade Winds 289

41 Becalmed 299

42 Hawaiki Rising 314

Epilogue 328

Afterword 335

Endnotes 336

Acknowledgments 337

Hawaiian Glossary 338

Photo/Illustration Credits 342

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EvanRavitz More than 1 year ago
It's almost impossible to put this book down! I read Kon Tiki as a kid, and thought it was, as my Hawaiian friend says, "retarded loincloth fisherman lost at sea" who settled the Pacific islands. NOT! This book, winner of a Walter Cronkite award, a Ben Franklin award, Hawaii Book of the Year, and finalist for best nonfiction Book of the Year, tells how Hawaiians built Hokule'a ("Star of Joy" or Arcturus), a double-hulled sailing canoe like that of their ancestors, and then found Mau Pialug from Micronesia, one of the last to remember the art of navigating by the stars and waves. He navigated Hokule'a from Hawaii to Tahiti in 1976, and now the art of navigating is revived, along with Hawaiian culture, which was interrupted by over a century of plantation serfdom. This is the exciting story of that adventure, and the next, in which the overloaded Hokule'a capsized in a storm, and world-famous surfer Eddie Aikau perished paddling for help Since, Hokule'a has sailed some 140,000 miles and is just about to complete her first circumnavigation of the earth.  The author, Sam Low, produced an award winning film, The Navigators – Pathfinders of the Pacific, shown nationally on PBS and internationally on television venues throughout the world. This book is like the best-seller "Born to Run" goes to sea. Both are high adventure and deal with human evolution and especially cooperation. You will love it.