WEST HAWAII TODAY | BIG ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT SCENE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2016 | 7 Breakfast all day? Yes way. Available breakfast items vary by location. At participating McDonald’s. ©2015 McDonald’s Words & Wine Tuesday, January 3rd at 6pm Kona Stories presents: Talk story, listen to book readings, and enjoy complimentary light pupus and wine. Amy M. Reade House of the Hanging Jade Cindy Sample Dying for a Donut Hank Wesselman The Re-Enchantment Kona Stories is located at the Keauhou Shopping Center Call 324-0350 or visit www.konastories.com He is the author of “The Re-Enchantment.” Shamanism is a method, not a religion, and when practiced with humility, reverence, and self-discipline, the shaman’s path can become a way of life, one that may enrich our experience beyond measure. In the book, Wesselman offers a compelling road map to help us restore our sense of wonder, reconnect with our true sources of healing and power, and take part in the new transformational movement that is changing our world. Following a more formal book presentation from each author there will be a Q&A session. The event concludes at 8 p.m. Info: Brenda or Joy, 324-0350. Book on Pacific Golden- Plover hits shelves “Kolea: The Amazing Transpacific Life of the Pacific Golden-Plover” was recently released by the University of Hawaii Press. Oscar “Wally” Johnson, the undisputed world expert on Pacific Golden- Plovers, and Susan Scott, a popular-science writer, have combined their knowledge and enthusiasm to create a book for everyone who admires the exceptional birds known as kolea in Hawaiian. With easyto understand, yet scientifically accurate, text and outstanding color photographs, the book is a handy, reliable source of information for both general readers and ornithology specialists. Info: uhpress.hawaii.edu. Research biologist releases book on Hawaii’s dolphins, whales Robin W. Baird has released “The Lives of Hawaii’s Dolphins and Whales: Natural History and Conservation.” Ocean currents, winds, and rainfall all work together to create a marine oasis around the Hawaiian Islands, providing a home for many species of dolphins and whales normally found in the deep oceans of the world. The Lives of Hawaii’s Dolphins and Whales provides a window into the world of these mysterious creatures with stories and observations from the author’s work with Hawaiian whales and dolphins over the last 17 years. The book includes fullcolor photos of each species, life history descriptions, conservation threats, and maps showing sighting locations and movements of tagged individuals among the islands and offshore. Although this work covers the well-known resident spinner dolphins and the visiting humpback whales, it particularly highlights the 10 species of lesser-known openocean dolphins and whales that are resident to the marine slopes of the islands. These include endangered false killer whales, deep-diving Cuvier’s and Blainville’s beaked whales, abundant spotted dolphins, coastal bottlenose dolphins, cryptic dwarf sperm whales, family units of short-finned pilot whales, and social melonheaded whales, among others. The book also describes 13 species of dolphins and whales that are found in offshore waters or visit the Hawaiian waters seasonally or occasionally. Baird is a research biologist with Cascadia Research Collective, a nonprofit research and education organization based in Olympia, Washington. Info: uhpress.hawaii.edu. EVERYTHING Releasing a book? Planning a book club? Tell us about it via email to entertainment@ westhawaiitoday.com.
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