UOG Press Books

ChepChop Unai

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At the seashore, or chepchop unai, a young boy named Juan learns how to build sand sculptures from his uncle. Although he is met with obstacles along the way, Juan keeps trying until he becomes a talented sand sculptor. Chepchop Unai highlights the beauty and importance of intergenerational sharing in the CHamoru culture. The book features captivating illustrations of Juan and his family at the beach and the unique island-inspired sand sculptures he creates there. Chepchop Unai is written mainly in English, and utilizes CHamoru words and phrases throughout the story to help teach the language. 

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9781935198253
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Taimanu Na Ini

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This lyrical collection of CHamoru poetry features the reflections of Master Storyteller, author and poet Peter Onedera. Taimanu na Ini highlights the physical beauty of Guam, while tackling modern-day issues including the importance of preserving the CHamoru language and culture. Onedera’s heartfelt poetry presents history through his eyes, expresses his appreciation for Guam’s historical symbols, tackles political debates, and portrays the island lifestyle. Onedera has actively been involved in preserving the indigenous language and culture of the Marianas Islands as a storyteller, playwright, educator, author, and poet. He received the Master Storyteller Award presented by the Guam Council on the Arts and Humanities Agency in 2015. He is also a member of the CHamoru Language Commission.  

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9781935198444
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Description of the Mariana Islands by Manuel Sanz, Manila, 1827

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Author: Marjorie G. Driver

Publisher / Imprint: MARC

Year of Publication: 1991

Format: Paperback

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48911687
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Guam Diary of Naturalist Antonio De Pineda, 1792

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Antonio de Pineda y Ramirez was both a military officer and scientist for the Spanish crown, being most famous for his botanical research. Heading the scientific expedition under the auspices of King Carlos III, he sailed across the world collecting data in different countries, which eventually lead him to the Mariana Islands in 1792. After spending twelve days on Guam, he observed both the geological and zoological aspects of Fort Santo Angel, a small fortification at the entrance to Umatac Bay. Shortly after his departure from Guam, he passed away, leaving behind valuable scientific information about the island.
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9781878453013
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The Importance of the Mariana Islands to Spain at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century

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The purpose of this study is to investigate the importance of the Mariana Islands to Spain at the beginning of the 19th century when the Spanish Empire had fallen into decadence and had begun to suffer the loss of its overseas possessions. There is a void in the 19th century literature of the Marianas, a period during which it has been succinctly said the islands were ignored by Spain, yet writers have failed to explain the reasons for the lack of attention or the conditions in the islands at the time. This void is the focus of the study.

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9781878453068
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Un Ha'åni yan si Ena (A Day with Ena)

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Follow Ena, a young CHamorrita, as she enjoys a day on Guam with her family. Un Ha'åne yan si Ena uses common and simple CHamoru phrases and vocabulary ideal for helping adults and children incorporate the language in their everyday lives

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9781935198239
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101 Amazing Facts About Guam

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Did you know that the ancient Chamorros believed the universe was created by a pair of brother-sister spirits named Puntan and Fu'una and that certain areas of the island are named after human body parts? Did you know that pirates frequently passed through Guam and the Marianas during the Manila Galleon Trade, which is why there are forts along Guam's western shores? Did you know that Guam was a stop on the first trans-Pacific air travel route by Pan American Airlines, and that American author Ernest Hemingway was on one of those flights? The Guampedia Foundation cordially invites you to learn some of the interesting and amazing facts about the island of Guam and the rich history and culture of its people. With historic images and original artwork, 101 Amazing Facts About Guam introduces readers to the indigenous Chamorro people of the Marianas, highlighting unique aspects of their ancient culture and society, and points out some of the important milestones in Guam history in a small, concise volume that will delight readers of all ages and backgrounds. Written for a broad audience, this book represents some of the research and information that can be found on guampedia.com, an educational website managed by the Guampedia Foundation that focuses on bringing greater awareness of Guam to the rest of the world.

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9780984860333
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The Search for a Cause: An Anthropological Perspective on a Neurological Disease in Guam Western Pacific

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In this anthropological study of a neurodegenerative disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Parkinsonism-Dementia Complex (ALS/PDC) in Guam, Western Pacific, Verena Keck intertwines three separate perspectives of history, medicine, and anthropology.

In this anthropological study of a neurodegenerative disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis/Parkinsonism-Dementia Complex (ALS/PDC) in Guam, Western Pacific, Verena Keck intertwines three separate perspectives of history, medicine, and anthropology.

The book is an important contribution to the long overdue decolonizing of biomedical research and argues that neurological diseases can be better understood if they are seen, too, as social and cultural phenomena.

With sound ethnography linked to current, controversial debates in neurology, the author breaks new ground; her insights add to the hitherto few anthropological studies of neurodegenerative diseases in non-Western societies.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781935198017
Publication Date: 
2012-07-31
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Lepers in the Mariana Islands during the Spanish Administration 1668-1898 and Addenda (1899-1949)

$12.00

This work is a compilation of references to la lepra (leprosy) in the Mariana Islands during the Spanish Administration (1668-1898). The references are found primarily in documents housed in the Spanish Documents Collection of the Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center at the University of Guam. A brief addenda encompasses references from the American Naval Administration of Guam and the post-World War II period, 1899-1949.
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ISBN/SKU: 
9780980033113
Publication Date: 
2009-05-01
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Trees and Shrubs of the Mariana Islands

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Trees and Shrubs of the Mariana Islands offers readers images and valuable information about 102 trees and shrubs that can be found around Guam and the Marianas. It is intended to serve as a guide to help the general public, school children, developers, and tourists identify, propagate/maintain, and learn about the natural history and uses of some of the more important trees and shrubs of the Mariana Islands. This is a revised edition of the book, which was originally published by Raulerson and Reinhart in 1991. The revised edition includes updated photographs, plant names and information and is printed to function as a field guide, with durable, laminated pages to withstand varying weather conditions. 

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9781935198307
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