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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.
Posted September 21, 2009
This is an awesome book. Beyond my expectations. Wonderful large "coffee table" book. Beautiful pictures and details about each island. I feel like I do not need to travel to all the islands of Hawaii to enjoy it's beauty. I had to look at every page of the book, before I gave the book away as a gift to my neice, who is fascinated with Hawaii. She absolutely loves the book too.
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Posted May 8, 2010
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