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  • Frommer's Kauaiby Jeanette Foster

    Wiley 2010; US$ 17.99

    Meticulously researched by one of Hawaii's most noted journalists (and a long-time resident of the Big Island), this is hands-down the most reliable, up-to-date, and comprehensive guide to Kauai. Each of our candid hotel reviews is based on a detailed personal inspection. You'll find lavish beachfront resorts, intimate rain-forest B&Bs, family-friendly... more...

  • The Unofficial Guide to Hawaiiby Rick Carroll; Marcie Carroll

    Wiley 2010; US$ 21.99

    Introductions to Hawaii's six main islands, highlighting the special character and appeal of each Details and explanation of Hawaii's history, local customs and island styles Candid opinions on the best and worst of Hawaii, including accommodations, beaches, restaurants, attractions, shows, clubs and shops.  Practical information on getting... more...

  • Adventure Guide to Hawaiiby John Penisten

    Hunter Publishing 1999; US$ 15.00

    A comprehensive guide to the islands of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Hawaii, Kauai and Oahu by a long-time Hawaii resident. Smaller less-visited islands are also included. Along with the basics ? getting there, on-island transportation, restaurants, hotels, sightseeing ? you'll find plenty of outdoor fun. The best diving and snorkeling spots, the most scenic... more...

  • Ethnicity and Inequality in Hawai'iby Jonathan Y. Okamura

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 30.95

    Challenging the dominant view of Hawai’i as a “melting pot paradise”—a place of ethnic tolerance and equality—Jonathan Okamura examines how ethnic inequality is structured and maintained in island society. He finds that ethnicity, not race or class, signifies difference for Hawaii’s people and therefore structures... more...

  • Unfamiliar Fishesby Sarah Vowell

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 25.95

    From Puritans to heathens-Sarah Vowell takes on Hawaii in this New York Times bestseller. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Sarah Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the most intriguing. From the arrival of the New England missionaries in 1820, who came to Christianize the local... more...

  • Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queenby Queen Liliuokalani

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 10.95

    The Hawaiian kingdom's last monarch wrote her biography in 1897, the year before the annexation of the Hawaiian Islands by the United States. Her story covers six decades of island history told from the viewpoint of a major historical figure. Introduction by Glen Grant. more...

  • The Queen and Iby Sydney L. Iaukea

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    In this exposť Sydney L. Iaukea ties personal memories to newly procured political information about Hawai`i?s crucial Territorial era. Spurred by questions surrounding intergenerational property disputes in her immediate family, she delves into Hawai`i?s historical archives. There she discovers the central role played by her great-great-grandfather... more...

  • Private Journal of a Voyage to Australiaby James Bell

    Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 22.72

    Though intended only for the eyes of his beloved in England, this diary written by James Bell, sailor on the voyage of the good ship Planter to Australia in 1838, provides a unique insight into the experience of sailing to Australia in the middle of the Nineteenth Century. An invaluable addition to the history of the emigrant ships to Australia. more...

  • The Polynesian Family System in Ka-'U, Hawai'iby e. s. Craighill Handy; Mary Kawena Pukui

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 9.95

    Collaboration of the distinguished scholars Dr. Mary Pukui and Dr. E.S. Craighill Handy provides us with this fascinating review of traditional Hawaiian life. Manners and customs relating to birth , death , marriage, sexual practices, religious beliefs, and family relationship are all clearly described. The main sources of information were... more...

  • Ancient Hawaiian Civilizationby e. s. Craighill Handy

    Tuttle Publishing 1989; US$ 16.95

    Ancient Hawaiian Civilization takes us back to Hawaii's " stone age," when there wasn't an alphabet, numbering system, or other civilized distinctions as we know them. Still rules of living, modes, and customs permitted large numbers of people to live healthfully and happily throughout the islands. This fascinating history of Hawaii is " must"... more...