New releases from Hawaii authors
"Hawaii's Pioneer Botanist Dr. William Hillebrand, His Life and Letters"
By Ursula H. Meier
(Bishop Museum Press, $14.95)
This attractive and well-researched book uses the letters and documents of the famed German physician and botanist Dr. William Hillebrand to explain the positive effect and influence he had on Hawaii. A must for anyone interested in the state's unique and often troubled ecological history.
"Mauna Kea: A guide to Hawaii's Sacred Mountain"
By Leslie Lang and David A. Byrne
(Watermark Publishing, $17.95)
Co-authored by Big Island writer Leslie Lang and Mauna Kea Visitor Information Manager David A. Byrne, "Mauna Kea" is the first-ever guidebook to the world-famous observatory that includes detailed maps on sacred sites, cultural and natural history, recreation, ecology and sightseeing.