19th CENTURY WHALING TALES. by James Temple Brown and Gustav Kobbe.
Pursuing the world's largest mammal in boats powered only by sail and oar.
Perhaps the sea's highest adventure was the whaling chase, as great or greater than exploring uncharted waters. Why else would men risk their lives and their families' securities? The money could be good, too, and for some, there was the chance at freedom, for the industry was mainly blind as to skin color at a time when opportunities for non-whites were scarce. The whaling industry flourished for two centuries, and its traditions are recounted in seaport museums and the stories here:
"Stray Leaves from a Whaleman's Log" is reprinted from Century Magazine, 1893. It tells about chasing of whales on a cruise from the standpoint of the individual whaleman.
"The Perils and Romance of Whaling" came out in Century Magazine in 1890. It gives more of the detail of the subject and also includes anecdotes of episodes from the early days.
A final section "Cutting in and Trying Out" explains the butchering process. Period illustrations. 48 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-089-4. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-089-8. Order #: VIST0089 paper$4.95.
CONTRIBUTIONS OF A VENERABLE NATIVE to the ancient history of the Hawaiian Islands. by M. Jules Remy.
Account of interview with old Hawaiian in 1853 gives insights into traditions and cultures of native island people. Subjects range from history, government and society to the nobility, common people, and the ancient chants. Foreword is by park superintendent at Pu'uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park (once known as City of Refuge). Reproduced photos and drawings. 40 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-056-8. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-056-0. Order #: VIST0056 paper$3.95.
CORALS: the sea's great builders. by The Cousteau Society.
Life of corals and the coral reefs they build in the sea; for children. Part plant and part animal, coral polyps build great but complex stony structures, often ringing islands. They hide in the daylight, then come out at night to poison their enemies and catch food. Other animals take advantage of the reefs the corals create, occupying nooks and crannies to escape enemies or surprise prey. Color photos, 28 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-671-77068-3. Order #: SISC8071 cloth$12.00.
#DISCOVERIES IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN.
A brief chronology of Discovery in the Pacific Ocean from Balboa to Capt. Cook's First Voyage--1513 to 1770. San Francisco: Grabhorn Press. Carries author's card, Xmas greetings. 1 limited to 1000 copies. 16 pages. Fine condition. 943,
Inventory = 1. ISBN: . Order #: MISC9401 paper$30.00.
FIELD GUIDE TO NORTH AMERICAN SEASHORE CREATURES: The Audubon Society. by Norman A. Meinkoth.
Provides 690 full-color pictures to identify each of the seashore creatures featured in this book on all the U.S. and West Indies coasts. Included are crabs, lobsters, sea anemones, sponges, snails, jellyfishes, shrimps, sea stars, and many invertebrates. Covers 660 species in full detail with notes on 220 others. There is an identification chart to the kinds of creatures; text gives habitat, range, and descriptions for each. Color photographs, 812 pack-sized pages, index.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-394-51993-0. 1988. Order #: RAHO2000 vinyl$19.00.
A FIELD GUIDE TO PACIFIC COAST SHELLS. by Percy A. Morris.
How to identify 945 kinds of shells of the Pacific Coast the Gulf of California, and Hawaii--where to find, how to prepare and arrange a collection. 73 plates show photographs of the species, many in two views to aid in identification. Text gives common and scientific names, geographical distribution, habitat, and detailed description for all species including other names, life cycle, and economic importance. Glossary, index, 331 pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN:0-395-18322-7. 1966. Order #: HOMI2260 paper$15.95.
A FIELD GUIDE TO SHELLS OF THE PACIFIC COAST AND HAWAII. by Percy A. Morris.
Introduces the collecting of shells of marine clams and snails, when and how to do it along the Pacific Coasts from San Diego to the Arctic seas and including Hawaii. Organizes shells into three main categories: West Coast pelecypods (clams) and West Coast Gastropods (snails) and Hawaiian mollusks and then describes families and genera for each. Classification chart included for mollusks and terminology for univalve and bivalve shells. Illustrated with 49 plates grouping like kinds, some in color, 240 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1964. First edition. Owner's signature in front. Order #: HOMI2397 cloth$12.95.
Introduces the collecting of shells of marine clams and snails, when and how to do it along the Pacific Coasts from San Diego to the Arctic seas and including the Gulf of California and Hawaii. Organizes shells into seven main categories: West Coast pelecypods (clams), West Coast gastropods (snails), West Coast amphineruans and scaphopods, Gulf of California pelecypods, Gulf of California gastropods, Hawaiian pelecypods, and Hawaiian gastropods and then describes families and genera for each. Classification chart included for mollusks and terminology for univalve and bivalve shells. Illustrated with 72 plates grouping like kinds, some in color, 332 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1966. Second edition. Owner's signature in front. Order #: HOMI9377 cloth$12.95.
A FIELD GUIDE TO WESTERN BIRDS: North America west of the 100th meridian, with a section on the birds of the Hawaiian Islands. by Roger Tory Peterson.
Covers over 700 species in this region. Organized buy families and visual characteristics for quick, easy comparison and identification. Additional detail and extra drawings help with similar species, family characteristics, songs and calls, and difficult identifications. More than 1000 paintings with over 500 in color showing males, females, adults, juveniles, and unusual plumages. 335 pages, index.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-395-13692-X. 1961. Order #: HOMI2660 vinyl$12.95.
FROMMER'S BUDGET TRAVEL GUIDE: Hawaii on $75 a day. by Faye Hammel & Sylvan Levey.
Events, dining, places, accommodations. Also geography, history, politics,culture, entertainment, recreation, climate and when to go, what to pack. Maps, 516 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN:0-671-88471-9. 1994. Order #: MACM8549 paper$16.95.
A GUIDE TO THE CRATER AREA OF HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK. by George Ruhle.
Describes this park on the island of Maui in Hawaii--park history and facilities with ways to explore the park, geologic origin of features, plants and animals, native legends, chronology of dates and important events. Glossary explains Hawaiian words and place names. Table of mileages between points. Drawings, color photographs, map, 78 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1975. Order #: HAWA1361 paper$5.95.
HALEAKALA NATIONAL PARK. by Ruth Radlauer.
History and geography of park in Hawaii. What and where the park is, how to speak Hawaiian, volcanoes, flowering plants, early people, legends. Color photos and maps, 48 pages. For grades 4-5.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-516-47499-7.Order #: CHIL5724 paper$4.95.
HALEAKALA: the story behind the scenery (HI). Mack.
Volcanic rocks, jungle vegetation, legends of Hawaii in Hawaii National park. 60 color photos, 48 large-format pages. 1979.
Inventory = 9. ISBN: 0-9196122-53-0. 1980. Second printing. Order #: KCPU0729 paper$8.95.
HAWAII-NEI, 1873by Charles Nordhoff.
Hawaii-Nei is the name for the collective kingdom of Hawaii, and these two articles from over a century ago tell of the islands' history and people, rains, and volcanic eruptions. The islands were still relatively native and natural during our author's visit, and he tells of their traits and early religion. Foreword is by Russell Apple, Pacific Historian of the National Park Service. Engravings show the land, the seascapes, homes, public buildings, and the people--eating poi, dancing the hula, surfing. 40 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-030-4. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-030-0. Order #: VIST0030 paper$3.95.
HAWAII VOLCANOES: the story behind the scenery (HI).
Glowing eruptions, fern forest, park today at Hawaii National park. 61 color photos, 48 large-format pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-916122-18-2. 1982. Third printing. Order #: KCPU0708 paper$8.95.
HAWAII VOLCANOES IN PICTURES: the continuing story.
Volcanoes, eruptions, vegetation, animals, recreation. 48 large-format pages, color illus. 1992
Inventory=1. ISBN: 0-88714-069-6. Order #: KCPU4490 paper$8.95
HAWAII: A to Z guide.
by Robert S. Kane.
The A to Z wizard of travel. History of the peopling of the Hawaiian Islands from paddling migrants through their development of a social order, then Asian newcomers and an interest from the United States until the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Describes each of the islands and their many towns, beaches, and attractions. How to travel to Hawaii--clothing and packing it, shopping, and Museums including the Bishop Museum. 239 pages, index, full-color atlas section.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-528-84339-7. 1981. Order #: RAMC3073 paper$6.95.
HAWAII: Kauai/Oahu/Maui/Molokai/Hawaii/ Lanai.
Portrays the islands' splendor: scenery, exotic flowers, volcanoes, diverse peoples, spectacular beaches; and tells of its history. Color photos, 160 large-format pages.
Inventory = 5. ISBN: 0-528-88160-4. Order #: RAMC2941 paper$8.95.
HIKING OAHU: the Capital Isle. by Robert Smith.
Describes trails to range crests, up verdant valleys, to camp and picnic spots: swim, hike, and camp in unspoiled spots. Describes trips in 26 hiking areas with the routes, driving instructions to the trailheads, distances and average hiking times, and how to get permissions to use a trail if needed. Photos, maps, 124 pages.
Inventory = 4. ISBN: 0-89997-033-8. Order #: WILD1777 paper$7.95.
HILL OF SACRIFICE. by Doug Carlson.
History and significance of this Hawaiian hillside from times of legend when used for sacrifice to Polynesian gods and as place to incinerate bodies of violators of ancient codes to its present use as a military graveyard for servicemen and women killed in action in the Pacific region as well as a record of some 30,000 whose remains were never recovered. Includes chronology of development of site. Color photos, map, 64 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-89610-085-5. 1982. Order #: ISHE3024 paper$6.95.
#THE ISLANDS OF HAWAII.
Background history and attractions, with directory of visitor services. Color illustrations, map, 144 large-format pages.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-88240-337-0. 1989. Order #: ALNO6257 paper$6.95.
MARK TWAIN IN HAWAII--the noted humorist's 1866 visit. by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).
The noted humorist's account of his 1866 trip to Hawaii, made at a time when the islands were still more for the natives than for the tourists. Yet Twain visits many of the sites and tries his hand at many of the activities that modern tourists do--he surfs, goes for an ocean canoe ride, sees the City of Refuge, visits the volcano, studies the nobility, and watches the hula. Twain the dreamer admired Hawaii, land of dreams, and he even writes seriously of the scenery, on occasion. Illustrations are from the original edition of the work, with others added from a similar time period from other sources. 96 pages. See sample pages, illustrations.
Inventory = in stock in quantity. ISBN-10: 0-89646-070-3. ISBN-13: 978-0-89646-070-6. 1999 .Order #: VIST0070 paper$6.95.
MAUI: the romantic island.
Character of this Hawaiian island--beaches, greenery, recreation,volcanoes, history. 48 large-format pages, color illustrations.
Inventory= 1. ISBN: 0-88714-003-3. 1985. Order# : KCPU4489 paper$8.95.
THE MAVERICK GUIDE TO HAWAII.
by Robert W. Bone.
Oriented both to the consumer of tourist services and the devotee of travel knowledge about the local culture and history. Contains hundreds of valuable tips on what to see and do--and what to avoid. Extensive chapters on each of the six major islands with discussions of recreation, sightseeing, tours. Validate entries pre-trip. Maps, 480 pages, index.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 0-88289-491-9. Order #: PELI2803 paper$10.95.
ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF HAWAII. Richard Hazlett & Donald Hyndman.
There is no question that Roadside Geology of Hawai`i is the best general geologic roadguide available in printed form and is a real bargain at $20." —Environmental & Engineering Geoscience. Details the evolution of this volcanic island chain, from the origin of a hot spot and the tumultuous creation of each island to ongoing eruptions and the gradual death and erosion of old volcanoes. Residents and tourists alike will soon become experts on lava tubes and lava flows, ancient beaches and coral reefs, ephemeral black sand beaches and the occasional tsunami. Includes a chapter each on six easily accessible and populated islands: Hawai`i , Maui, Lana`i, Moloka`i, O`ahu, and Kaua`i. Each chapter begins with a general discussion of the rocks of that island, then proceeds with a series of road guides that provide the local details. 317 pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 978-0-87842-344-6. Order #: MOPR9034 paper$20.00.
SURFING HAWAII: Oahu, Kauai Maui, Hawaii.
by Bank Wright.
Tells best seasons, winds, swell directions, currents, and tides for Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii Islands. Describes individual surfing areas, wave sizes and characters, best times and seasons, lefts and rights. Hazards to watch for: urchins, sharks, coral, Portuguese man-o-war, rip currents. Camping opportunities. Photographs, maps, 96 pages, index.
Inventory = 4. ISBN: None. 1971. Order #: MOSE0850 paper$4.95.
TRAILSIDE PLANTS OF HAWAII'S NATIONAL PARKS.
by Charles H. Lamoureux.
Hawaii's plants are presented here organized by plant family--ferns, mosses, orchids, grass, peas, peppers, etc. Species most likely to be encountered by park visitors are featured and a description is given for each along with a color photograph to enable persons to identify the plants. Places where particular plants can be found are indicated. Mention is made of the ways in which the plants were used by Hawaiian people. Color photos, selected readings, 80 pages, index..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: None. 1976. Cover slightly discolored. Order #: HAWA2244 spiral$8.95.
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