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10 books about Hawaii
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Hawaii by James A. Michener
Category: Family Saga
This book was published 19 years ago by Dial Press Trade Paperback and takes approximately 31.2 hours to read.
The epic saga of the fiftieth state traces its fascinating history from the fiery volcanoes that formed the islands to the strength and character of the original Polynesians to the early nineteenth-century arrival of American missionaires, in a multi-faceted historical novel. Reprint. 40,000 first printing..
Fodor's Essential Hawaii (Full-color Travel Guide) by Fodor's Travel Guides
Category: Tourist Destinations & Museums
This book was published 3 years ago by Fodor's Travel and takes approximately 19.7 hours to read.
Fodor's correspondents highlight the best of Hawaii, including Honolulu's urban vibe, Maui's Road to Hana, Kauai's beaches, and the Big Island's volcanoes.
Red Sky Over Hawaii: A Novel by Sara Ackerman
Category: World War II
This book was published last year by MIRA and takes approximately 11.7 hours to read.
Inspired by real places and events of WWII, Red Sky Over Hawaii immerses the reader in a time of American history full of suspicion and peril in this lush and poignant novel about the indisputable power of doing the right thing against the odds. The attack on Pearl Harbor changes everything for Lana Hitchcock. Arriving home on the Big Island too late to reconcile with her estranged father, she is left alone to untangle the clues of his legacy, which lead to a secret property tucked away in the remote rain forest of Kilauea volcano. When the government starts taking away neighbors as suspected sympathizers, Lana shelters two young German girls, a Japanese fisherman and his son. As tensions escalate, they are forced into hiding--only to discover the hideaway house is not what they expected. When a detainment camp is established nearby, Lana struggles to keep the secrets of those in her care. Trust could have dangerous consequences. As their lives weave together, Lana begins to understand the true meaning of family and how the bonds of love carry us through the worst times.
The Great Book of Hawaii: The Crazy History of Hawaii with Amazing Random Facts & Trivia (A Trivia Nerds Guide to the History of the United States) by Bill O'Neill
Category: Trivia & Fun Facts
This book was published 2 years ago by Independently published and takes approximately 6.1 hours to read.
How much do you know about the Aloha State? There's so much to learn about Hawaii that even residents of the state don't know! In this trivia book, you'll learn more about Hawaii's history, pop culture, folklore, sports, and so much more! In The Great Book of Hawaii, you'll find the answers to the following questions: How did Hawaii get its name? Why is it called the Aloha State? Why was it once called "The Kingdom of Hawaii"? Which sport was invented in Hawaii? Which movies have been filmed in the state? What legends from the Hawaiian culture haunt the state? What's Hawaii's most famous unsolved mystery? And so much more! As an added bonus, you'll learn words from the Hawaiian language throughout the book. This book is packed with trivia facts about Hawaii. Some of the facts in this book are surprising, while others are sad or creepy. The one thing they have in common is that all of them are interesting! Whether you're just learning about Hawaii or you already think you're an expert on the state, you'll learn something you didn't know in every chapters. Your history teacher will be interesting at all of your newfound knowledge. So, what are you waiting for? Get started to learn more about Hawaii!
Wind, Wings, and Waves: A Hawai‘i Nature Guide by Rick Soehren
Category: State & Local
This book was published 2 years ago by Latitude 20 and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
From coral reefs to stargazing and everything in between, Wind, Wings, and Waves is your personal guide to nature in Hawai‘i. With color illustrations throughout, this engaging book introduces you to the islands' natural world and helps to identify common plants, birds, and fish. More than a hundred self-guided field trips on six islands will inspire you to get outdoors and explore nature on your own. In Wind, Wings, and Waves, you'll find a knowledgeable and good-humored friend telling fascinating insider facts on this magical place: How, when, and where you can listen to whales singing. Where to see unique Hawaiian plants and birds. Why coral reefs are teeming with weird, wonderful life forms, and the best reefs to visit. Why Hawai‘i is the best place in the world for stargazing. How Hawai‘i became a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, including a mini-guide to the unique foods of the islands. How volcanoes make new Hawaiian islands, and the forces that make these islands travel and eventually disappear. How plants and animals made their way to the most isolated place on the planet, and what makes Hawai‘i a natural laboratory for evolution. The amazing story of Polynesian voyagers who navigated to Hawai‘i by the stars. By sharing his love for the natural wonders of Hawai‘i, biologist Rick Soehren helps you make the most of your time in the islands, whether you are having the vacation of a lifetime or lucky enough to live in Hawai‘i.
Freckled: A Memoir of Growing up Wild in Hawaii (Memoir Series) by TW Neal
This book was published 2 years ago by Toby Neal and takes approximately 13.5 hours to read.
For fans of The Glass Castle and Educated, comes mystery author Toby Neal's personal story of surviving a wild childhood in paradise.Born in 1965 to hippie surfer parents who just want to ride waves, use substances, and hide from society, red-headed Toby grows up as one of only a few hundred Caucasian "haole" people on the rugged, beautiful North Shore of Kauai, Hawaii.Toby's idealistic parents, breaking away from high achieving families, struggle with mental health and addiction issues as they try to live according to their own rules. Despite the hardship and deprivations of life on Kauai, they return again and again to an island whose hold on them is more powerful than any drug.Told from the immersive, first-person view of a child experiencing turbulent times as they occur, Freckled will take you on a journey you won't soon forget as Toby catches an octopus with her bare hands to feed the family, careens on her first bike down a rugged dirt trail deep in the jungle, and makes money by selling magic mushrooms to a drug dealer. Living in tents and off the land without electricity or communication with the outside world, Toby escapes into reading and imagination to deal with racial harassment and indifferent parenting. Sensitive, imaginative, and resilient,like a surfer girl Anne of Green Gables. Toby clings to a dream of academic achievement and a "normal" life. "Neal's prose is often effortless and elegant." ~Kirkus Reviews
Frommers Hawaii 2020 (Complete Guides) by Martha Cheng
This book was published 2 years ago by FrommerMedia and takes approximately 21.3 hours to read.
Frommer's Complete Guides are packed with dazzling photos and detailed, opinionated and honest reviews, giving you the low-down on what's worth your trip and what's not. The destinations are broken down into easy to navigate sections and include a full size pull out map to help you plan the perfect trip.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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