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Hawaii: Big Island

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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Hawaii, Travellers' Wildlife Guides

HWI50
Les Beletsky
Interlink Publishing Group
2005
350
1566566134
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
This all-around field guide features color illustrations of commonly encountered birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish with notes on Hawaii's geology and popular parks and reserves.
$27.95

Mark Twain's Letters from Hawaii

HWI170
Mark Twain
University of Hawaii Press
1989
298
0824802888
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
These observant and often wildly hilarious letters from an 1866 trip display Twain's famous wit.
$18.99

Hawaii Map, the Big Island

HWI169
Univ Hawaii
University of Hawaii Press
2011
2
0824834399
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
With cartography by James Bier, this detailed, full color reference map shows the Big Island and its topography at a scale of 1:262,000.
$4.99

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

HWI247
Trails Illustrated
Trails Illustrated
2011
1
1566953294
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This handy map, with trails and visitor information, includes the entire park area.
$11.95

Hawaiian Islands Map

HWI42
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2016
1
3865745490
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Nelles' clear, simple-fold map of the Hawaiian islands features the roadways and topography of Hawaii's Big Island (1:330,000). Insets (scaled at 1:35,000) depict: Kailua-Kona, Keauhou, Captain Cook, Waimea, Honoka'a, Kapa'au and Hilo. Two Sides. 20x36 inches.
$9.95

Eyewitness Guide Hawaii

HWI46
Eyewitness Guides
DK Publishing
2015
252
1465427058
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An on-the-ground guide to the Hawaiian Islands -- handsome, comprehensive and superb.
$23.00

Fodor's Essential Hawaii

HWI214
Inc. Fodor's Travel Publications
Fodor's
2016
624
1101879920
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
Now in full color, this practical guide in the popular series is jammed with valuable, up-to-date information on where to stay, shop and eat.
$24.99

Lost Kingdom

HWI254
Julia Flynn Siler
Atlantic Monthly Press
2013
480
0802120709
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Royalty and rogues, sugar barons, politicians and missionaries all figure in Siler's riveting tale of Liliuokalani, the last queen of Hawaii.
$17.00

Pearl Harbor Ghosts, The Legacy of December 7, 1941

HWI68
Thurston Clarke
Ballantine Books
2001
400
0345446070
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A well-researched and evocative look at the bombing of Pearl Harbor by a veteran travel writer. Clarke compares and contrasts the social life and culture of Hawaii on the day of the bombing and sixty years later, enumerating the changes wrought by WWII.
$19.00

Shoal of Time: A History of the Hawaiian Islands

HWI02
Gavan Daws
University of Hawaii Press
1989
494
0824803248
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A vivid, scholarly history of Hawaii, from Cook's first visit to the islands in 1778 through statehood. A classic, well-told history, first published in 1968.
$22.99

The Food of Paradise, Exploring Hawaii's Culinary Heritage

HWI257
Rachel Laudan
University of Hawaii Press
1996
304
0824817788
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Laudan takes readers on a thoughtful, wide-ranging tour of Hawaii's farms and gardens, fish auctions and vegetable markets, fairs and carnivals, mom-and-pop stores and lunch wagons to uncover the delightful complexities and incongruities in Hawaii's culinary history. With 150 recipes.
$31.99

Unfamiliar Fishes

HWI248
Sarah Vowell
Riverhead Books
2012
256
159448564X
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Tracking the Americanization of Hawaii from the arrival of the first missionaries in 1820 to the annexation in 1898 (Queen Liliuokalani was in Washington lobbying to save her nation during the McKinley inauguration), Vowell shows the complex interplay of god, business and tradition with her usual acerbic wit (and research).
$16.00

Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen

HWI20
Liliuokalani
Lightning Source
2004
410
1566476844
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A poignant plea for sovereignty. Queen Liliuokalani, deposed by the United States in 1893, tells the story of her islands.
$24.95

Hawaii

HWI17
James Michener
Random House
2002
937
0375760377
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A romantic, fictional overview of the islands' history, people and culture from prehistoric times to statehood in 1959.
$18.00

Hotel Honolulu

HWI72
Paul Theroux
Mariner Books
2002
424
0618219153
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This hilarious sendup of ex-pats and their ilk, drawing on Theroux's time in the islands, where he has a home, features a full cast of eccentrics who reside in and visit a fleabag hotel on the coast of Oahu.
$15.95

Moloka'i

HWI259
Alan Brennert
St. Martin's Press
2004
400
0312304358
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Set in Hawaii more than a century ago, Brennert's richly imagined novel of seven-year-old Rachel Kalama -- full of tales of stories of old Hawaii -- draws on historical accounts of Kalaupapa, the isolated leper colony on the island of Moloka'I.
$16.99

Shark Dialogues

HWI03
Kiana Davenport
Penguin Putnam
1995
490
0452274583
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Riveting and rich in local imagery, this acclaimed novel follows the lives and loves of seven generations of Hawaiian women.
$18.00

The Descendants

HWI255
Kaui Hart Hemmings
Random House
2008
297
0812977823
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
The bittersweet tale of a storied Hawaiian family in crisis, adapted for the Alexander Payne movie starring George Clooney.
$16.00

Chasing Lava, A Geologist's Adventures at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

HWI184
Wendell A. Duffield
Mountain Press Publishing Company
2003
224
0878424628
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
An abundantly illustrated and lively overview of volcanoes, volcanism, plate tectonics, hot spots and field work from a geologist at Kilauea.
$16.00

Hawaii Fishwatcher's Field Guide

HWI53
I. Greenberg
Seahawk Press
1983
LB-1105
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A handy, laminated card featuring full color illustrations of 60 common and spectacular denizens of Hawaiian coral reefs.
$7.50

Hawaii Wildlife

HWI245
James Kavanagh
Waterford Press
2010
1583556133
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A fold-up, laminated card featuring color drawings and short descriptions of commonly encountered birds, mammals and other critters of Hawaii.
$7.95

Shore Fishes of Hawaii

HWI55
John Randall
University of Hawaii Press
2010
232
0824834275
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A pocket field guide to all the reef fishes that a casual snorkeler or diver is likely to see.
$19.99

More Books

From Here to Eternity

HWI16
James Jones
Bantam Doubleday
1991
954
0385333641
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
One of the finest books on the army and World War II, this powerful tale is set among the soldiers at the US Army base at Diamond Head in 1941. While the army is the primary subject of the book, it's also a vivid portrait of Hawaii just before Pearl Harbor.
$18.00

Sleeping Beauties

HWI18
Susanna Moore
Vintage Books
1994
231
067975539X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A fine novel featuring some beautifully rendered passages on the islands. It's the story of a young runaway, her eccentric aunt (an expert on local lore), and an opportunity to escape island life.
$13.00

Hawaii's Fishes, A Guide for Snorkelers, Divers, and Aquarists

HWI26
John P. Hoover
Mutual Publishing Company
1993
184
1566470013
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A colorful and thorough introduction to the fishes living off Hawaii's shores. Color photographs of over 250 local species, with common names in English and Hawaiian.
$18.95

Tales of the Pacific

PAC02
Jack London
Penguin
1989
232
0140183582
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Jack London spent the last year and a half of his life in and around the Hawaiian Islands. This collection of tales, skirting the line between fiction and non-fiction, is some of his last and best writing, richly evoking the islands.
$13.00

Travelers' Tales Hawai'i True Stories

HWI91
Rick Carroll (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
394
1932361286
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
1
This terrific anthology includes contributions on the history, culture and nature of Hawaii by an impressive group of writers, including Paul Theroux, John McPhee and Maxine Hong Kingston.
$18.95

Behold the Many

HWI195
Lois-Ann Yamanaka
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2007
352
0374110158
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
In this seventh novel, Yamanaka explores multi-faceted immigrant Hawaii through powerful tale of the travails of three sisters in the early 20th century.
$18.00

Where There's a Will

HWI92
Aaron J. Elkins
Berkley Books
2006
0425208524
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
In this 12th Gideon Oliver mystery, Hawaiian history and culture form the backdrop for a horrific murder. The anthropologist visits the islands for relaxation, yet quickly becomes intrigued by the mysterious killing of two Swedish cattle ranchers.
$7.99

Hawaii Field Guide, Reef Fish

HWI94
Rainforest Publications
Rainforest Publications
2004
1888538015
PLASTIC CARD
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A beautifully illustrated, double-sided laminated card depicting the reef fish of the Hawaiian Islands. Ideal for snorkelers.
$6.95

The Earth Machine, The Science of a Dynamic Planet

GEO44
James D. Webster, Edmond A. Mathez
Columbia University Press
2007
378
0231125798
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
An informative, illustrated overview of the earth and its fiery origins by curators of the American Museum of Natural History's Hall of Planet Earth.
$32.95

The Refuge

HWI227
Sue Henry
Penguin Putnam
2008
0451223527
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Just back home in Alaska after nine months on the road, the sixty-something amateur sleuth flies off to Hawaii to help a friend in need.
$7.99

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawaii

HWI235
Jim Denny
University of Hawaii Press
2010
210
082483383X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Superbly photographed by the author and Jack Jeffrey, two of Hawai'i's best nature photographers, this compact guide covers 170 species, each with a full page and color photographs of the bird and its habitat.
$19.99

Hawaii Adventure Map

HWI260
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2012
1
156695651X
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This excellent double-sided map in the growing series shows the Big Island at a scale of 1:220,000.
$11.95

For Kids

Blue Skin of the Sea

HWI83
Graham Salisbury
Laurel-Leaf Publishing
1994
224
0440219051
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
YOUNG ADULTS
A wonderful coming-of-age novel for young adults, set in a Hawaiian fishing village in the 1950s and 60s.
$6.99

Stowaway

OCE81
Karen Hesse
Aladdin Books
2002
320
0689839898
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
For this novel, renowned children's author Karen Hesse imagines the voyages of Captain Cook (including landings in Australia and New Zealand), from the point of view of a young stowaway named Nicholas. Ages 9-14.
$7.99

Hawaiian Legends of the Guardian Spirits

HWI202
Caren Loebel-Fried
University of Hawaii Press
2002
128
0824825373
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
FAMILY
Ancient legends are brought to life in 60 beautiful block prints, many vibrantly colored, and narrated in a lively "read-aloud" style, just as storytellers of old may have told them hundreds of years ago.
$21.99

Volcanoes, Witness to Disaster

GEO42
Judy & Dennis Fradin
2008
48
0792253760
HARD COVER
Natural History
8/28/2007
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
The clear maps, photos -- and eyewitness accounts of landscapes suddenly alive with sulfuric gases, boiling hot lava and plumes of ash -- will appeal to youngsters of all ages.
$16.95

Voyage to the Volcano

HWI211
Judith Bauer Stamper
Scholastic Inc.
2003
0439429358
PAPER
Science
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
From the popular Magic School Bus series. Ms. Frizzle takes her class to Hawaii, for an explosive tour of a live volcano.
$4.99