📒 Lassoing The Sun by Mark Woods

Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Publisher : Macmillan
ISBN_10 : 9781250105905
Copyright Year : 2016-06-14
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"In this remarkable journey, Mark Woods captures the essence of our National Parks: their serenity and majesty, complexity and vitality--and their power to heal." --Ken Burns Many childhood summers, Mark Woods piled into a station wagon with his parents and two sisters and headed to America's national parks. Mark’s most vivid childhood memories are set against a backdrop of mountains, woods, and fireflies in places like Redwood, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon national parks. On the eve of turning fifty and a little burned-out, Mark decided to reconnect with the great outdoors. He'd spend a year visiting the national parks. He planned to take his mother to a park she'd not yet visited and to re-create his childhood trips with his wife and their iPad-generation daughter. But then the unthinkable happened: his mother was diagnosed with cancer, given just months to live. Mark had initially intended to write a book about the future of the national parks, but Lassoing the Sun grew into something more: a book about family, the parks, the legacies we inherit and the ones we leave behind.

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📒 Lasso The Sun by Michael Dollinger

Genre : Fiction
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ISBN_10 : 9781413400366
Copyright Year : 2005-02-28
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This is the emotional story of a young man's search for paradise at the turn of the century. He travels with his family from Eastern Europe to South America, then to Hawaii, and finally to a permanent home in San Francisco. Tragic events, caused by both man and nature, alter the path of his journey; and in the aftermath his life is forever changed.

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📒 Let S Lasso The Sun by Inaya Durrani

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ISBN_10 : 1705575625
Copyright Year : 2019-11-24
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Written and illustrated by a 7-year-old, this book is a true story of Arfa Abdul Karim Randhawa, a Pakistani computer prodigy who in 2004 at the age of nine, became the world's youngest Microsoft Certified Professional. This not only surprised her family, the management of the institute but also bewildered the Microsoft team. Bill Gates was so impressed by her that he invited her to the company's US headquarters. She has multiple awards and achievements that are discussed in this book. She wanted to graduate from an Ivy League school and work as a software developer. Unfortunately, she died in 2012, at the young age of 16, due to a heart attack. This book depicts how a child finds inspiration and courage to achieve something big.

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📒 Arilla Sun Down by Virginia Hamilton

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : Open Road Media
ISBN_10 : 9781480411302
Copyright Year : 2014-11-11
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An American Library Association Notable Book and a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year:Twelve-year-old Arilla goes on a quest to discover who she is and where she fits into her family—and the world Arilla Adams is tired of being the moon to her older brother’s sun. Sixteen-year-old Jack has rejected being part of an interracial family and identifies only with his Native American heritage. But Arilla, also part African American and part Native American, isn’t so sure where she belongs. She knows there are people who care about her. Old James False Face tells her stories. Her mom, who’s as beautiful as a queen, wants Arilla to learn to dance. And her classmate Angel Diovalad, the star of the girls’ basketball team, tells her secrets about the boy she loves, whom she meets with on the sly. Arilla also has secrets: She sneaks out to the roller rink to practice figure skating. And she’s afraid of horses. But she’s about to discover her inner courage on a daring rescue mission that will transform her relationship with her family and earn her the name Arilla Sun Down.

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📒 Detours by Hokulani K. Aikau

Genre : History
Publisher : Duke University Press
ISBN_10 : 9781478007203
Copyright Year : 2019-11-08
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Many people first encounter Hawai‘i through the imagination—a postcard picture of hula girls, lu‘aus, and plenty of sun, surf, and sea. While Hawai‘i is indeed beautiful, Native Hawaiians struggle with the problems brought about by colonialism, military occupation, tourism, food insecurity, high costs of living, and climate change. In this brilliant reinvention of the travel guide, artists, activists, and scholars redirect readers from the fantasy of Hawai‘i as a tropical paradise and tourist destination toward a multilayered and holistic engagement with Hawai‘i's culture and complex history. The essays, stories, artworks, maps, and tour itineraries in Detours create decolonial narratives in ways that will forever change how readers think about and move throughout Hawai‘i. Contributors. Hōkūlani K. Aikau, Malia Akutagawa, Adele Balderston, Kamanamaikalani Beamer, Ellen-Rae Cachola, Emily Cadiz, Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar, David A. Chang, Lianne Marie Leda Charlie, Greg Chun, Joy Lehuanani Enomoto, S. Joe Estores, Nicholas Kawelakai Farrant, Jessica Ka‘ui Fu, Candace Fujikane, Linda H. L. Furuto, Sonny Ganaden, Cheryl Geslani, Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Noelani Goodyear-Ka‘ōpua, Tina Grandinetti, Craig Howes, Aurora Kagawa-Viviani, Noelle M. K. Y. Kahanu, Haley Kailiehu, Kyle Kajihiro, Halena Kapuni-Reynolds, Terrilee N. Kekoolani-Raymond, Kekuewa Kikiloi, William Kinney, Francesca Koethe, Karen K. Kosasa, N. Trisha Lagaso Goldberg, Kapulani Landgraf, Laura E. Lyons, David Uahikeaikalei‘ohu Maile, Brandy Nālani McDougall, Davianna Pōmaika‘i McGregor, Laurel Mei-Singh, P. Kalawai‘a Moore, Summer Kaimalia Mullins-Ibrahim, Jordan Muratsuchi, Hanohano Naehu, Malia Nobrega-Olivera, Katrina-Ann R. Kapā‘anaokalāokeola Nākoa Oliveira, Jamaica Heolimelekalani Osorio, No‘eau Peralto, No‘u Revilla, Kalaniua Ritte, Maya L. Kawailanaokeawaiki Saffery, Dean Itsuji Saranillio, Noenoe K. Silva, Ty P. Kāwika Tengan, Stephanie Nohelani Teves, Stan Tomita, Mehana Blaich Vaughan, Wendy Mapuana Waipā, Julie Warech

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📒 How Maui Slowed The Sun by Suelyn Ching Tune

Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Publisher : University of Hawaii Press
ISBN_10 : 082481083X
Copyright Year : 1988
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Recounts how Maui uses his magical powers to slow the path of the sun across the sky, thus allowing crops more time to grow, fishermen more time to fish, and children more time to play.

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📒 The Boy Who Captured The Sun by Susan L. Rodenbur

Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN_10 : 9781598585155
Copyright Year : 2007-11
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Thomas feels like he doesn't fit in with the rest of the kids in his neighborhood because he is tall, has red hair and freckles, and likes to dress as a cowboy. But by the end of one unusual day, Thomas learns that it's OK to be just who you are and that a friend accepts you as you are.

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📒 Under The Sun by George Augustus Sala

Genre : Algeria
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ISBN_10 : UOM:39015070219079
Copyright Year : 1886
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"I have given to this collection of Sketches of Travels and Manners the title they bear, for the reason that the majority of their number have a direct reference to the Hot Climates of the lands in which I have wandered." --P. [ix]

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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN_10 : 9783732651054
Copyright Year : 2018-04-05
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Reproduction of the original: Legends of Ma-Ui - A Demi God of Polynesia and of his Mother Hina by W.D. Westervelt

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Genre : Travel
Publisher : Fodor's Travel
ISBN_10 : 9780770432140
Copyright Year : 2013-08-13
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Every year Maui makes and often tops travelers' lists of the best islands in the world, and it's not just because of the great resorts and golf courses. Perfect beaches, green rain forests, and dramatic cliffs, along with spectacular marine life and rich Hawaiian culture, make Maui irresistible. EXPANDED COVERAGE: New restaurant listings highlight the best local favorites as well as top resort restaurants. Also included are the latest updates on nearby Lanai, now owned by billionaire Larry Ellison, who plans to make the island a model of sustainability. INDISPENSABLE TRIP PLANNING TOOLS: It's easy to plan a vacation for any interest using the book's Top Experiences and Great Itineraries sections; best bets for restaurants and lodgings; water-activities comparison chart; top beaches list; and tips for families and for weddings and honeymoons. DISCERNING RECOMMENDATIONS: Fodor's Maui ebook edition offers savvy advice and recommendations from local writers to help travelers make the most of their time. Fodor's Choice designates our best picks, from hotels to nightlife. "Word of Mouth" quotes from fellow travelers provide valuable insights. TRIPADVISOR REVIEWS: Our experts' hotel selections are reinforced by the latest customer feedback from TripAdvisor. Travelers can book their Maui stay with confidence, as only the best properties make the cut. ABOUT FODOR'S AUTHORS: Each Fodor's Travel Guide is researched and written by local experts.

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