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Waikiki, Hawaii (Images of America Series)

Waikiki, Hawaii (Images of America Series)

by Kai White, Jim Kraus, Jim Krause
     
 

Waikiki, literally "spouting water," is the name of what was once a lush wetland area where three mountain streams met the Pacific Ocean. Under the care of Native Hawaiians, it was a place of rich, sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. With changes brought by Western settlement, Waikiki was transformed into one of the most popular beachfront tourist

Overview


Waikiki, literally "spouting water," is the name of what was once a lush wetland area where three mountain streams met the Pacific Ocean. Under the care of Native Hawaiians, it was a place of rich, sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. With changes brought by Western settlement, Waikiki was transformed into one of the most popular beachfront tourist destinations in the world. With a topography featuring Diamond Head, the pristine Pacific Ocean, and the expansive Kapi'olani Park, recreation has often reigned in Waikiki. However, it was once a place of small neighborhoods, familyowned shops, restaurants, and lei stands. As locals met foreigners, Waikiki's landscape changed from rural to urban. Today an estimated 65,000 tourists visit Waikiki each day. A big city or small town, Waikiki is many things to many people.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738548807
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
06/06/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,098,553
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Kai White and Jim Kraus have a combined residency of over 50 years in Hawai'i. White is a candidate for a master's degree in American studies and holds a certificate in historic preservation from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. Kraus is professor of English at Chaminade University in Honolulu; he is also a poet and nature writer. In this new volume, they have gathered together more than 200 images from such sources as the Hawai'i State Archives, the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, and the U.S. Army Museum of Hawai'i to illustrate the story of Waikiki.

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