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Compass American Guides: Hawaii (Discover America)

Tregaskis, Moana

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ISBN 10: 1878867245 / ISBN 13: 9781878867247
Published by Compass America Guides, 1992
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Title: Compass American Guides: Hawaii (Discover ...

Publisher: Compass America Guides

Publication Date: 1992

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1st.

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Discover Hawai'i with a Compass
The best of the resorts, restaurants, golf courses, camping, museums, and
Detailed color maps of the islands and major towns
Essays on surfing, leis, Hawaiian music, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and
Glossary of Hawaiian terms and basic vocabulary
Spectacular paintings and archival illustrations
Literary extracts from Captain Cook, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Jack
London, and others

"...No writer has ever attempted so effectively to capture the beauty and
mystique of the islands, past and present, in words and pictures" -- Copley
News Service

"...The color photographs by Wayne Levin and Paul Chesley resonate with the
spirit of the place. It's a visual feast." -- Hawaii Magazine

From Library Journal:

Many travel books do a great disservice to their readers by inundating them with bargain this, cheap that, save a dollar here, etc., and forget to describe adequately the traveler's destination. Fortunately, this isn't one of those. Tregaskis does a good job of describing the islands and includes history, geography, geology, and climate in a readable and enjoyable text. The author presents a wide selection of other voices in this guide, some historical and some contemporary; excerpts of Captain Cook's journals, Mark Twain's description of Kilauea Volcano, accounts of Hawaiian historian S.M. Kamakau, Isabella Bird's commentary on early Kaua'i, and selections from Bamboo Ridge (the Hawaiian writers' quarterly) are included, along with others. Tregaskis's attention to the correct spelling of Hawaiian words is commendable; however, Hawaiian kahako (or macrons) are not represented here and should have been if the book were to be considered an authoritative resource; identically spelled words have completely different, and in some cases, opposite meanings with and without the macron. An excellent bibliography is included. All in all, this is a fine guide and a welcome additon to travel collections. Aloha.
- Kevin M. Roddy, Univ. of Hawai ' i at Hilo Lib.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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