Leeper identified 167 coccinellid species as having been introduced to the Hawaiian Islands. Forty-six (46) species are considered established for which this paper provides a key. Read all about it in eVols: http://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49028
Read about all things Pineapple in the Newsletter of the Pineapple Working Group of the International Society for Horticultural Science in Scholarspace https://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/41067
Read about Library School news and events 2004-2009 in Scholarspace at http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10125/41068
Like maps? Us too! Click on over to eVols and see the beginning of a burgeoning online map collection. We suggest starting here, on Oahu, in 1902. Be sure to zoom in to see some spectacular detail. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49268
Curious about raising swine in Hawaii, the sweet potato’s importance in the islands, or commercial guava processing here in 1957? Check out the recent addition of historical publications added to the College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) Publication Series. These Bulletins cover a myriad of fascinating topics, with some great insights into agricultural practices in Hawaii in decades past. https://scholarspace.
And in case you can’t get enough of all things India, eVols is the place to be! Another newly digitized title, The Opium Habit in the East. A study of the evidence given to the Royal Commission on Opium, 1893-4, is now available. This book is a summary of what the Royal Commission on Opium originally presented, and apparently an abbreviated version was much needed: “The Royal Commission on Opium has presented to the public a vast trackless expanse of opinion on the opium question, interspersed with clumps of more or less useful information by way of appendices.” Luckily, Joshua Rowntree breaks it down for us and tells us what we really need to know. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49236.
Looking for more information on Colonial India? History of British India is a fresh new addition to eVols. All 744 pages of it! Written by Hugh Murray, Esq., it covers British India’s history to the year 1856. Be sure to check out the map near the beginning of the text, to see what the country looked like in the mid 1800’s. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49235.
Head on over to eVols to experience a snapshot of life in India in the early 1900s, through English eyes. Leonard Raven-Hill sketched his observations of India in An Indian Sketch Book, Impressions of the East and the Great Durbar. The book includes almost 100 pages of full-page sketches with notes, explaining such things as why sponges weren’t used in the bathrooms (scorpions) and various studies of clothing and fashion choices of people Raven-Hill encountered on his travels in the East. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49224.
Unable to make it to Hilo for the Merrie Monarch Festival this year? Fear not! We have this year’s program in eVols. Check out who competed, who judged, and who was honored during the 53rd Annual Festival, as well as the 2015 winners. https://evols.library.manoa.hawaii.edu/handle/10524/49156