The Burning Island: Myth and History of the Hawaiian Volcano Country

The Burning Island: Myth and History of the Hawaiian Volcano Country

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Westerners—from early missionaries to explorers to present-day artists, scientists, and tourists—have always found volcanoes fascinating and disturbing. Native Hawaiians, in contrast, revere volcanoes as a source of spiritual energy and see the volcano goddess Pele as part of the natural cycle of a continuously procreative cosmos. Volcanoes hold a special place in our curiosity about nature.

The Burning Island is an intimate, multilayered portrait of the Hawaiian… (more)

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Publisher: Trinity University Press (August 31, 2012)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 288 pages

File size: 6.5 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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