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High Above Hawaii

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by Antonio Attini, Erin McCloskey
     
 

Seen from above, the Hawaii Islands are fragments of a lost paradise, a strong of pearls thrown across the blue velvet of the Pacific Ocean. This photographic journey takes in, as only the overhead camera can, the harmonious complexity of a volcanic and environmental system unique in the world. It guards rare and extraordinary natural treasures, from dense and heavily…  See more details below

Overview

Seen from above, the Hawaii Islands are fragments of a lost paradise, a strong of pearls thrown across the blue velvet of the Pacific Ocean. This photographic journey takes in, as only the overhead camera can, the harmonious complexity of a volcanic and environmental system unique in the world. It guards rare and extraordinary natural treasures, from dense and heavily populated forests to the waters of the sea, home to dolphins and seals playing among the waves or passing humpback whales, the most magnificent and fascinating of the ocean's many migrants. Awesome varieties of landscape, including volcanoes, mountains, impenetrable forests, inaccessible valleys, and even whole islands, are often now protected nature sanctuaries, to which access is either limited or completely prohibited. From the air, however, visiting these places is easy and open to all.

This magnificently illustrated volume of extraordinary photographs provides the reader with access to Nature's greatest showcase. The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, shot from a plane, provides a visit to the living hearts of active volcanoes, gurgling and hissing rivers or glowing red lava pulse their way down toward the sea. The vaults of the rain forest conceal ancient temples that can now be seen only from above. Mighty cliffs soar straight up from the bottom of the ocean, their crags gouged and etched by tumbling rivers, their rocky facades engraved with the faces of ancient warriors.

The Hawaiian archipelago is a brilliant and continuously changing canvas of valleys, rain forests, waterfalls, mountain chains, and colors. The palette is unrivaled: the emerald green of lush vegetations, the deep black of carbonized lava, the fire-red of molten lava, the Pacific's subtle shades of blue shot through by the white crests of her soaring, crashing waves roll up on the smoky-black and olive-green beaches. The archipelago offers even more than Nature's rich, ever-fascinating world. Modern, sophisticated cities serve a varied population, resorts serve visitors of every type, and first-class golf courses and unmatched beaches abound. And history has left an indelible mark, early whaling stations, old plantation villages, and in this century the somber memorial of Pearl Harbor.

The spectacular photos illustrating this volume are a tribute to the unique world of Hawaii, and an exciting record of an extraordinary voyage through the world's clearest skies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435101012
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
11/24/2007
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
11.75(w) x 16.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Antonio Attini was born in Turin in 1960 and has produced numerous photo reports in Europe, Africa, Asia and America, which have been published by the world's leading travel magazines. His photographs appear in the “Countries of the World”, and “Places in History” series. Attini has been a member of Kodak Gold Circle since 1994. In recent years he has specialized in aerial photography, shooting features from the skies of America and Europe.

Erin McCloskey was born in 1970 in Edmonton, Canada. She took her degree in Conservation Biology at the University of Alberta, eager to pursue her driving commitment to the protection of the environment and its fauna and flora. She furthered this goal as an editor for a publishing company specializing in environmental and wildlife topics. In 2000, she moved to Italy, where she work as a freelance editor and writer on a number of scientific, environmental, and ecotourism publications and projects.


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