Hawaii

Hawaii

by DK Travel Writers
     
 

Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency,… See more details below

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Truly the guides that show you what others only tell you, this book features stunning 3D and cutaway views of museums, cathedrals, and other must-see sights; detailed street maps; a handy phrase section; advice on the best places to eat, drink, shop, sleep, and be entertained; and a Survival Guide to help the traveler sort out essential information such as currency, transportation, and communications. As world traveler and TV personality Michael Palin says, "the Eyewitness Travel Guides are irresistibly seductive.... They also deliver where it matters most -- uncluttered and accurate information." Before you can say aloha, you'll feel like you've arrived in the islands with DK's Eyewitness Travel Guide: Hawaii. With more than 400 breathtaking full-color photographs, this terrific guide takes you to all Hawaii's sights in chapters covering each island, as well as additional chapters highlighting Honolulu and Waikiki. Accurate street-by-street maps direct you around Honolulu while 3-D aerial views take you such key attractions as the Bishop Museum, housing the world's finest collection of Polynesian artifacts and culture. A special feature of this section covers the museum's floor plans, complemented by photos of its extensive collection; another showcases the glamorous Waikiki beach front. Beyond Honolulu, the guide provides information about each of the islands including an illustrated aerial view of each island, complete with major roadways and sightseeing attractions. In the Oahu chapter, a colorful map directs to all the best beaches, while the Molokai and Lanai chapter includes a driving tour of East Molokai with a route along the coastal highway and photos of recommendedsightseeing stops. The Maui chapter contains a two-page photographic layout spotlighting Haleakala National Park, as well as another tour taking you through the Upcountry and into the mountains. Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Park is the subject of a special feature in the Hawaii Island chapter, which includes a recreation of the former village and vibrant photographs of the area's ancient monuments. From Hawaii's remarkable history to its spectacular volcanoes, from surfing and learning the hula to finding the most beautiful and secluded beaches, experience all the wonders of Hawaii in this enlightening and enjoyable travel guide from DK.

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Editorial Reviews

Chicago Tribune
The most graphically exciting and visually pleasing series on the market.
People Magazine
Want to know where to get a great espresso on your way to the Uffizi? Or how much to tip a hotel maid in New York City? Try these travel guides, each an intricate trove of 3-D aerial views, landmark floor plans, color photos and essential eating, shopping and entertainment info. With titles covering Paris, Prague, and London, these pocket-sized guides are like a Michelangelo fresco: deliriously rich in detail.
Contra Costa Times
This is a guidebook series that always seems to inspire smiles...You feel, looking at them, as if you could close the book and step into the street.
New York Times
Each book is a visual as well as informational feast about a particular place.
New York Daily News
Each new Eyewitness Guide adds more of the world to this wonderfully visual series.... What sets these guides apart from others is their striking, three-dimensional cutaways of key sites.
Dallas Morning News
Hats off to DK for the Eyewitness Travel Guides...[they] raise the bar for all others.
U.S. News & World Report
Both novice and experienced travelers will be captivated.
US News & World Report
For comprehensive advice that is attractively presented, publisher Dorling Kindersley's guides for serious travelers are tough to beat.
Travel & Leisure
Encyclopedic in scope, it's meant to be used before, during, and after your stay.
Sky Magazine
The best travel guides ever.
New York Times Syndicate
Eyewitness Travel Guides are marvels of writing, color photography and illustration. What makes these so special is their thoroughness.
North American Press Syndication
Eyewitness Travel Guides, considered to be the world's best travel resource to over 30 destinations around the world, make it easier to plan a splendid vacation.
Booknews
Densely packed guide with hundreds of color plates (many only postage stamp size). To cover the Islands in 200 pages allows hitting only the high points (but it hits very many of these). Features the usual great maps and cutaway drawings that contribute to the compelling DK look. Lacks a bibliography. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789427502
Publisher:
DK Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1998
Series:
Eyewitness Travel Guides Series
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
4.82(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.54(d)

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