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Pac.DU623.S36 1995
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TITLE: Firsts and almost firsts in Hawai i / compiled by Robert C. Schmitt ; edited by Ronn Ronck.
ADDED TITLE: Firsts in Hawai i
AUTHOR: Schmitt, Robert C., author.
PUBLISHED: Honolulu : University of Hawai i Press, ¬©1995.
DESCRIPTION: xxii, 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
NOTES: "A Kolowalu book."
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references.
NOTES: Firsts and Almost Firsts in Hawai'i, like the subject it celebrates, is itself a first - the first book-length look at how and when a wide range of items made their first appearance in the Islands: from credit cards, mongooses, cockroaches, dumb waiters, slot machines, and drive-ins to aloha shirts, computers, roller skates, parking meters, and shipwrecks. The most important and the most trivial are found in its pages - everyday household objects as well as major.
NOTES: innovations in medicine, the arts, and government. Many entries will prove surprising to all but the most knowledgeable readers. To satisfy the curious and the skeptical, endnotes and a bibliography listing more than 200 publications are provided, making this work a valuable reference for scholars as well as an entertaining handbook for trivia buffs. The entries, organized by category, are complemented by numerous photographs and drawings, some never before published.
SUBJECT: Hawaii--Miscellanea.
SUBJECT: Hawaii. (OCoLC)fst01208724
SUBJECT: Miscellanea. (OCoLC)fst01423854
ADDED ENTRY: Ronck, Ronn.
ADDED ENTRY: Also issued as Schmitt, Robert C. Firsts and almost firsts in Hawai i Honolulu : University of Hawai i Press, ¬©1995 1 online resource (xxii, 241 pages) : illustrations (HU)3717440 (OCoLC)45843010 0585323119 (electronic bk.) 9780585323114 (electronic bk.)

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