| Lot of 2: Hardback Books with Dust Jackets |
about Hawaii: Hawaii America's Paradise
Hardback book with Dust Jacket by Barbara Paulding Thrasher
Featuring the photographs of Jeff Gnass
Printed in Hong Kong
Copyright © 1984 Bison Books Corp.
" Hawaii, the Aloha State, seems to lie suspended somewhere between water and sky, fantasy and reality. The volcanic islands that are Hawaii offer a rich blend of colorful, multi-cultural history and breathtaking vistas.
Hawaii's perfect weather, misty rainbows, exuberant festivals and haunting beauty have given the state a well-deserved place deep in the heart of everyone who has lived or visited there, and many who have dreamed of it. "
" Divided into six sections by island, this captivating book offers a view of Hawaii that is at once dreamy and informative. HAWAII
The spirit and excitement of Hawaii, the Big Island;
Maui, the Valley Isle;
Molokai, the Friendly Isle;
Lanai, the Pineapple Island;
Oahu, the main island;
and Kauai, the Garden Island
comes to life in exquisite full-color photographs.
From beautiful beaches at sunset to verdant canyons, from spectacular festivals that permeate the senses with bright colors and enticing music to the unearthly view of clouds washing over a volcanic crater - this is Hawaii, America's paradise ! "
Hardback book with Dust Jacket by Joyce Walker
Design by Mike Rose
Published by Gallery Books
Produced by Brompton Books Corp.
Printed in Hong Kong
Copyright © 1987 Brompton Books Corp.
" Includes 4-page gatefold "
" The appeal of Hawaii's islands has as much to do with its perfect climate and its wealth of natural beauty as its fascinating diversity of people and its dramatic history.
The Pacific paradise of Hawaii, America's fiftieth state, offers its essence in a series of glimpses: a sailboat's colorful spinnaker catching the afternoon light in the sparkling waters off Diamond Head, a field of orchids nodding with dew, palm tress tracing their graceful lines in a sunset sky, a lighthouse blinking its solitary warning over a black sea, glistening volcanic sand rimmed with ocean foam, the silvery colors of spray from a waterfall. "
" The multi-cultural composition of Hawaii's population and her unique landscapes attest to a colorful past.
Volcanic mountains that lifted themselves 13,000 feet to the ocean surface eons ago became these lush islands over the course of thousands of years, gradually nurturing the plants and insects that would make human life possible when Micronesians arrived about AD 700.
Historians marvel at the incredible journey of Hawaii's first settlers, who travelled 2000 miles north in their double-hulled canoes to reach their destination.
Missionaries and whalers, Hawaiian royalty, Chinese and Japanese field hands, entrepeneurs and politicians shaped Hawaii's colorful history, a history which is still evident in a variety of architectural styles, in monuments and abandoned buildings, in the eerie sulphurous air in a seething volcanic crater, in the whirling lion dance of Chinatown, and in an outrigger canoe skimming silently through the ocean surf. "
" Divided into chapters by island, beautiful all-color photographs comprise the pictorial tribute to Hawaii.
Linking east and west, old and new, water and sky, the Hawaiian Islands lie in the vast ocean like scattered, magical gems. "
Both of these books are in very good condition with no markings or writing and no torn or ripped pages.
The dust jackets and covers have minor wear and a few very small tears.