New releases from Hawaii authors
By Douglas Peebles, Mutual Publishing, $9.95
This little hardcover book from Mutual Publishing captures many aspects of Molokai, from the earthy tones of flourishing farmlands to the sparkling blue of adjacent ocean waters and the fiery crimsons of gorgeous sunsets. The photographers, Brian Kossen and Doug Peebles, have both traveled and photographed in many different countries. The images of Molokai are presented in crisp and bright colors throughout the book, and the photos are accompanied by informative text.
"Birds: Images of Hawaii's Feathered Heritage"
By Dr. H. Douglas Pratt, Mutual Publishing, $8.95
The author of this small hardcover book is H. Douglas Pratt -- an ornithologist, writer, photographer and world-renowned illustrator. He is currently the research curator of birds at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Two other photographers have contributed to this book: U.S. Army physician Tom Dove and retired physician Jacob Faust. This particular photo book showcases many birds that are native to the Hawaiian Islands in their natural habitats.