New Hawai‘i Titles Now Available in our Store!

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Hawai‘i’s Animals Do the Most Amazing Things!
Marion CosteIllustrated by Rena Elmanis
48 pages | illustrated | A Latitude 20 Book
Cloth | 978-0-8248-3962-8 | $14.99

Hawaiian Plant LifeVegetation and Flora
Robert J. Gustafson, Derral R. Herbst, and Philip W. Rundel
336 pages | 870 illustrations
Cloth | 978-0-8248-3710-5 | $65.00

North Shore Place NamesKahuku to Kaena
John R. K. Clark

344 pages | 17 illustrations | A Latitude 20 Book
Paper | 978-0-8248-3930-7 | $25.00

Secrets of Diamond HeadA History and Trail Guide
Denby Fawcett
116 pages, 107 illustrations | Distributed for Denby Fawcett
Paper | 978-0-615-88129-4 | $20.00

Līhu‘eRoot and Branch of a Hawai‘i Town
Pat L. Griffin
384 pages | 322 black & white illustrations | Distributed for the Kauai Historical Society
Cloth | 978-0-9703293-9-4 | $35.00

Susan Scott Signs Call Me Captain before Another Sailing Adventure

NEW RELEASE and AUTHOR EVENT


Honolulu Star-Advertiser “Ocean Watch” columnist Susan Scott will appear at BookEnds in Kailua on Saturday, September 27, noon to 1:00 p.m., to sign her newest book, Call Me Captain: A Memoir of a Woman at Sea. This will be a good time to catch her before she leaves a few days later on a sail from New Caledonia to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, then on to Palau to lead a snorkeling and natural history tour for the Oceanic Society. She’ll return to Hawai‘i in mid-November for the holidays and new year, with a West Coast book tour to follow in February.

Quite different from Susan’s previous guidebooks on Hawai‘i’s marine life, Call Me Captain is a tale of self-discovery when she faces a turning point in her life and marriage and decides to leave everything behind to sail to Palmyra Atoll to work as a volunteer biologist. Follow Susan as she writes about swimming with manta rays, kayaking with sharks, and sailing with whales and dolphins. Her memoir is a romance, a harrowing sea tale, and a personal account of nature’s power to put life in perspective.


Call Me Captain: A Memoir of a Woman at Sea
Susan Scott
2014 | 336 pages | A Latitude 20 Book
Paper | ISBN: 978-0-8248-3981-9 | $19.99

NEW! Ebooks Now Available for Bestselling Bird Guide

Over 180 breathtaking videos and 220 color images of Hawai‘i’s amazing birds

Newly updated and available in digital format for the first time, these five exciting ebooks based on Jim Denny’s popular A Photographic Guide to the Birds of Hawai‘i feature captivating video and audio resources, as well as up-close images of Hawai‘i’s spectacular bird species. Readers can now experience the incredible diversity of Hawai‘i’s birds in stunning detail via tablet, mobile device, or e-reader.

Purchase now for Amazon Kindle or Apple devices
(Special Introductory Price in August 2014 only)

Regular price $4.99 each


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Wetland Birds
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A Photographic Guide
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Video content is available on ebooks bought in the iBookstore for iPad, iPhone, iPad Touch and Apple computers running OS X Mavericks version 10.9, and on ebooks bought in Amazon’s Kindle store for the latest generation Kindle Fire (except 1st generation), Kindle Fire HD, iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices.

 

Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers: Craft, Creativity, and Cultural Heritage in Hawaii, California, and Australia

Warren&GibsonOver the last forty years, surfing has emerged from its Pacific islands origins to become a global industry. Since its beginnings more than a thousand years ago, surfing’s icon has been the surfboard—its essential instrument, the point of physical connection between human and nature, body and wave. To a surfer, a board is more than a piece of equipment; it is a symbol, a physical emblem of cultural, social, and emotional meanings. Based on research in three important surfing locations—Hawai‘i, southern California, and southeastern Australia—this is the first book to trace the surfboard from regional craft tradition to its key role in the billion-dollar surfing business. 

The surfboard workshops of Hawai‘i, California, and Australia are much more than sites of surfboard manufacturing. They are hives of creativity where legacies of rich cultural heritage and the local environment combine to produce unique, bold board designs customized to suit prevailing waves. The globalization and corporatization of surfing have presented small, independent board makers with many challenges stemming from the wide availability of cheap, mass-produced boards and the influx of new surfers. The authors follow the story of board makers who have survived these challenges and stayed true to their calling by keeping the mythology and creativity of board making alive. In addition, they explore the heritage of the craft, the secrets of custom board production, the role of local geography in shaping board styles, and the survival of hand-crafting skills.

From the olo boards of ancient Hawaiian kahuna to the high-tech designs that represent the current state of the industry, Surfing Places, Surfboard Makers offers an entrée into the world of surfboard making that will find an eager audience among researchers and students of Pacific culture, history, geography, and economics, as well as surfing enthusiasts.

Written by Andrew Warren and Chris Gibson
2014 | 288 pages | 35 illustrations
Cloth ISBN 978-0-8248-3828-7, $55.00
Paper ISBN 978-0-8248-3943-7, $28.00

 

Hiking Guru Stuart Ball Signs at SoulTrex

Ball@SoulTrex_11-2013-BSoulTrex, a unique outdoor-gear shop in Windward Mall, will host a signing by Stuart Ball, Jr. on Saturday, November 23, from 2 to 4 pm, for his newly released book, The Hikers Guide to Oahu: Updated and Expanded edition. Trek on by and meet the master!

Revised and Expanded Guide to Hanauma Bay Now Available

Exploring Hanauma Bay: RevisedThis revised and expanded edition of the popular Exploring Hanauma Bay, by Susan Scott, is the only guidebook you will need for East O‘ahu’s spectacular nature preserve, a favorite of residents and visitors alike. Whether you plan to snorkel, dive, tour the park on foot, or take in the bay from the beach, this book will help you make the most of your visit. Veteran Hawai‘i columnist and marine enthusiast Susan Scott has devised six tours to accommodate a wide range of interests and abilities, while covering the geology, biology, and history of the bay. The book is fully illustrated with more than 250 color photos and includes safety tips, transportation advice, and a helpful list of park do’s and don’ts.

July 2013 / ISBN 978-0-8248-3748-8 / $16.99 (PAPER)