Kauai as Seen from the Skies

Kauai as Seen from the Skies

by Douglas Peebles
     
 
Along with its neighbor Niihau and the bird sanctuary islets Lehua and Kaula, the northernmost island of Kauai-also the oldest in the main Hawaiian Island chain-is slightly isolated from the rest of the archipelago. Appropriately known as "The Garden Isle," Kauai truly lives up to this nickname with its lush landscapes, deep valleys, and emerald cliffs.

Many areas

Overview

Along with its neighbor Niihau and the bird sanctuary islets Lehua and Kaula, the northernmost island of Kauai-also the oldest in the main Hawaiian Island chain-is slightly isolated from the rest of the archipelago. Appropriately known as "The Garden Isle," Kauai truly lives up to this nickname with its lush landscapes, deep valleys, and emerald cliffs.

Many areas of Kauai are historic, dating back to the days when sugar thrived. Today, most of the towns and rural communities on Kauai are enduringly peaceful and serene and have retained its idyllic charm.

Koloa, once the agricultural center of Kauai, and Kapaa offer great country drives while Lihue, in spite of being the islands major town and busy government and commercial center, is still friendly, laid-back, and down-to-earth.

Kauai claims some of the most significant landmarks in Hawaii such as Waimea Canyon-"The Grand Canyon of the Pacific" and Mt. Waialeale- the wettest spot in the world. The sheer drops of the Napali coast and the sparkling waters of Lumahai Beach exude Kauai's quintessential, natural beauty, making the island a favorite location for Hollywood filmmaking.

Because of the grandeur of these places, Kauai offers a different experience when you step back to enjoy the view. In Kauai As Seen From The Skies, island photographer Douglas Peebles takes you through a spectacular tour of Kauai's remarkable sites as you've rarely seen them before... from the skies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566477123
Publisher:
Mutual Publishing Company
Publication date:
06/15/2005
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,309,154
Product dimensions:
12.80(w) x 9.80(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Douglas Peebles, who has traveled and collected photographic images from forty-five countries, has been focusing his lens on Hawaii since 1974. His many books include Hawaii is a Garden, Hawaii's Natural Wonders, Landmark Hawaii, Architecture in Hawaii, Kauai: A Many Splendored Island, the series From the Skies of Paradise, and his oversize coffee table books Hawaii, Oahu, Kauai, The Big Island, and Maui.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >