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Nā Inoa Hōkū

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Please note Direct ordering (above) for this book is ONLY AVAILABLE WITHIN THE U.K. Please allow up to three weeks for delivery.

Outside Europe, please order from University of Hawai‘i Press.

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About the book

Nā Inoa Hōkū — Hawaiian and Pacific star names

by Rubellite Johnson, John Mahelona and Clive Ruggles

In 1975, Hawaiian scholars Rubellite Kawena Johnson and John Kaipo Mahelona published Nā Inoa Hōkū,a Catalogue of Hawaiian and Pacific Star Names. Though long out of print, Nā Inoa Hōkū is still widely regarded as a definitive source of reference for anyone studying the use of astronomy in Polynesian voyaging as well as the nature and development of ritual and calendrical practices throughout the Pacific.

 

Working together with archaeoastronomer Clive Ruggles, the authors have extensively revised and extended the catalogues as well as bringing up to date the discussion of their broader context and significance.

 

This new edition of Nā Inoa Hōkū is completely overhauled, vastly expanded, and includes new translations of many key original Hawaiian sources from the mid-19th century onwards.

 

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Ocarina Books publishes and distributes books relating to archaeoastronomy and ethnoastronomy. Our printed books can be ordered on-line, either from Oxbow Books / Casemate Academic or (within the United Kingdom) directly from this site. Exceptionally, Nā Inoa Hōkū is distributed outside Europe by the University of Hawai‘i Press.

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