• Self-employed owner of a small home-based business now specializing in freelance editing (1986–present)
• Freelance editing projects for University of Hawai‘i Press, Honolulu (1993–present)
• Freelance editing projects for miscellaneous clients (1990–present):
ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, CA
Bess Press, Honolulu, HI
Cambridge University Press, through New York City client
East-West Center, Honolulu, HI
Kamehameha Publishing, Honolulu, HI
MIT Press, Cambridge, MA
MTM Publishing, Inc., New York
Mutual Publishing, Honolulu, HI
Oregon State University Press, Corvallis
University Press of New England, Lebanon, NH
Westchester Publishing Services, Danbury, CT
A large-format atlas includes 250 geographical, topographical, and reference maps; 215 color photographs, charts, and graphs; an introduction to Hawaiian place names; and essays on the state's physical, biological, cultural, and social environment. Simultaneous. UP.
This heartfelt and often personal work continues the story of the Big Island’s Parker Ranch, one of the largest and most beautiful cattle ranches in the United States. It begins with the dynastic transition in ranch management from the formidable A. W. Carter to his son, Hartwell, who would be responsible for bringing the ranch effectively into the twentieth century. Although supervision of th... read more
Loyal to the Land is a sweeping history of one of the United States' largest working ranches, the Big Island of Hawaii's Parker Ranch. Dr. Bergin chronicles the ranch from its establishment on two acres purchased for ten dollars by John Palmer Parker to the years following World War II and the beginning of a new era of family ranch management under Parker’s grandson, Richard Smart. In this wid... read more
Written in the same accessible style and format as the highly successful The Hikers Guide to O‘ahu, this updated and expanded volume includes the best day hikes and backpacks on the Big Island, Kaua‘i, Maui, and O‘ahu. Each island is represented by thirteen hikes, for a total of fifty-two in all. Together they offer residents and visitors the essential information to safely explore some of Haw... read more
The Whale and His Captors is an important firsthand account of the golden age of American whaling, chronicling both its lore and science as practiced from the inception of the fishery to the mid-1800s. Late in the composition of Moby-Dick, Herman Melville found inspiration in Cheever and his writings that would provide the final flourishes for one of America’s classic novels. After exhausting ... read more
Over the last few decades historians and other scholars have succeeded in identifying diverse patterns of connection linking religious communities across Asia and beyond. Yet despite the fruits of this specialist research, scholars in the subfields of Islamic and Buddhist studies have rarely engaged with each other to share investigative approaches and methods of interpretation. This volume wa... read more
When itinerant singers from China’s countryside become iconic artists, worlds collide. The lives and performances of these representative singers become sites for conversations between the rural and urban, local and national, folk and elite, and traditional and modern. In Song King: Connecting People, Places, and Past in Contemporary China, Levi S. Gibbs examines the life and performances of “... read more
Highlights commonly accepted accounts of events and personal characteristics of the leader who united separate island chiefdoms into one Hawaiian nation.
A giant statue of a six-pipe musical instrument stands in the heart of Kaili city. Yet despite its prominent placement, intended to convey the essence of the city, residents hold extremely low opinions of music-making in Kaili, particularly when compared to the “authentic” music found in surrounding ethnic minority villages. In this engaging, accessible work, author Paul Kendall investigates t... read more
As the movement for legalization of marijuana spreads across the country, it is important to weigh the possible benefits and pitfalls of cannabis use. Cannabis Consulting is both a handbook and a report from the front lines of medical marijuana use. Writing from the perspective of a parent and veteran schoolteacher turned professional cannabis consultant, Ezra Parzybok tells the often-inspirin... read more
Over the winter of 1977–78, anyone within shouting distance of a two-mile stretch of Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue―from Fenway Park to the trolley curve at Packard’s Corner―found themselves pulled into the orbit of college hockey. The hottest ticket in a sports-mad city was Boston University’s Terriers, a team so tough it was said they didn’t have fans―they took hostages. Eschewing the usual re... read more
Mahathir Mohamad’s legacy as Malaysia’s longest serving prime minister (1981–2003) is deeply controversial. His engagement with Islam, the religion of just over half Malaysia’s population, has often been dismissed as partisan maneuvering. Yet his willingness to countenance a more prominent place for Islam in government and society is what distinguished him from other modernist politicians, and... read more
Hawaiian Language: Past, Present, Future presents aspects of Hawaiian and its history that are rarely treated in language classes. The major characters in this book make up a diverse cast: Dutch merchants, Captain Cook’s naturalist and philologist William Anderson, ‘Ōpūkaha‘ia (the inspiration for the Hawaiian Mission), the American lexicographer Noah Webster, philologists in New England, miss... read more
What is the relationship between the Hebrew Bible and modern science? To answer this question, Robert Goldman invites the reader on a carefully guided intellectual journey spanning centuries of theological, philosophical, and scientific thought, before arriving at his provocative conclusion. He begins with the Hebrew Bible, examining the ancient concepts of “Olam” and “Yahweh,” whose meanings ... read more
Bangalore is often heralded as India’s future―a city where global technologies converge with multinational capital to produce a cosmopolitan workforce and vibrant economic growth. In this narrative the city’s main challenge revolves around its success: whether its physical infrastructure can support its burgeoning population. Most observers assume that Bangalore’s emergence as a “global city” ... read more
Features of the ninth edition of this full-color, topographic map of the Big Island include detailed road networks; large-scale inset maps of towns; points of interest (historic, natural, and cultural); hiking trails, parks, and beaches; waterfalls, peaks, and ridges (with altitudes); more than 2,200 place names (index included); and Hawaiian words spelled with diacritical marks.24 x 30 (unfol... read more
Features of the ninth edition of this full-color, topographic map of the Valley Isle include detailed road networks, large-scale inset maps of towns, points of interest (historic, natural, and cultural), hiking trails, parks, beaches, waterfalls, peaks, and ridges (with altitudes), and more than 1,200 place names (index included). Most notably, Hawaiian words are spelled with all diacritical m... read more
Winner, 2003 Ka Palapala Pookela Award for Excellence in Text or Reference BooksIn his latest book, John Clark, author of the highly regarded "Beaches of Hawaii" series, gives us the many captivating stories behind the hundreds of Hawaii place names associated with the ocean--the names of shores, beaches, and other sites where people fish, swim, dive, surf, and paddle. Significant features and... read more
"The only complete cruising guide to the islands of the Pacific . . . a must." ―Islands"A trove of information for the cruiser planning to set sail for the Pacific. . . A very readable, easy-to-follow guide." ―SantanaThe fifth edition of this sailing standard includes updated charts and text reflecting changes in regulations and facilities for most countries and specific ports of entry. New ap... read more
Compassion is a word we use frequently but rarely precisely. One reason we lack a philosophically precise understanding of compassion is that moral philosophers today give it virtually no attention. Indeed, in the predominant ethical traditions of the West (deontology, consequentialism, virtue ethics), compassion tends to be either passed over without remark or explicitly dismissed as irreleva... read more
First published twenty years ago, Pacific Island Names: A Map and Name Guide to the New Pacific has become an essential reference and the official source for standard rendering of the names of the myriad islands of the oceanic Pacific. This fully revised second edition features new island maps throughout, now in color, and a comprehensive index including variant names assigned by early Europea... read more
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