98th out of 188 books — 72 voters
Waikiki (Images of America: Hawaii)
Waikiki, literally "spouting water," is the name of what was once a lush wetland area where three mountain streams met the Pacific Ocean. Under the care of Native Hawaiians, it was a place of rich, sustainable agriculture and aquaculture. With changes brought by Western settlement, Waikiki was transformed into one of the most popular beachfront tourist destinations in the...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published June 11th 2007 by Arcadia Publishing
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Dec 27, 2008 Paul Jr. rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: lovers of Hawaiian history, history buffs
Well researched pictorial history of Waikiki Beach on O'ahu. With hundreds of archival photographs collected from dozens of sources, this book gives a wonderful perspective on the growth of what may now be a tourist hotspot, but is also a small strip of land rich in history.