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Created by local writers and photographers, Compass American Guides are the ultimate insider's guides, providing in-depth coverage of the history, culture and character of America's most spectacular destinations. Covering everything there is to see and do as well as choice lodging and dining, these gorgeous full-color guides are perfect for new and longtime residents as well as vacationers who want a deep understanding of the region they're visiting.
Outstanding color photography, plus a wealth of archival images
Written and photographed by Hawai'i residents
The best of the resorts, restaurants, golf courses, camping, museums, and festivals
Hawai'i's most beutiful beaches
Glossary of Hawaiian terms and basic vocabulary
Spectacular paintings and archival illustrations
Essays on surfing, leis, Hawaiian Music, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, and more
Literary excerpts from Captain Cook, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London


A resident of Honolulu, Moana Tregaskis wrote regularly on Hawai'i for the New York Times Sunday travel section. Before concentrating on the curiosities of travel, she spent years as a correspondent traveling the Pacific and high mountain areas of Asia. Trained in war coverage by one of America's famous war correspondents, Richard Tregaskis, she covered wars on the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia for news services and is a member of the Overseas Press Club of America. Moana is a Fellow fo the Royal Asiatic Society and the Royal Society of Asian Affairs. She and her husband live in Honolulu with a view overlooking Waikiki.


Wayne Levin lives on the Big Island's Kona Coast where he is famous for swimming far out to sea to photograph dolphins and whales; and for swimming closer in, among the big waves, to photograph surfers. He has had shows in Paris, Tokyo, and New York, and his photographs are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York as well as in Hawai'i at the Honolulu Academy of Art, the Contemporary Arts Center, and the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. A recipient fo the Photogrphers Fellowship of the National Endowment for the Arts, Levin has seen his photographs published in numerous magazines and journals including Manoa, A Pacific Journal of International Writing; and in Kalaupapa: A Portrait, a book illustrating the history and life of Moloka'i's leper colony.

Paul Chesley has been a freelance photographer with teh National Geographic Society since 1975, traveleing regularly throughout Europe and Asia. He was recently honored by the inclusion of his work in the Society's first major exhibition, "The Art of Photography at National Geographic: A 100 Year Retrospective: at teh Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. Solo exhibitions of his work have appeared in museums in London, Tokyo, and New York; and his photographic essays are regularly featured in such magazines as LIFE, Fortune, Bunte, Paris Match, and Connoisseur. Over the past six years he has participated in 10 Day in the Life book projects.
Publisher: Oakland, CA : Compass American Guides, c1998
Edition: 4th ed
ISBN: 9780679002260
Characteristics: 363 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Chesley, Paul 1946-
Levin, Wayne


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