KAUAI and the Park Country of Hawaii by Robert Wenkam

KAUAI and the Park Country of Hawaii

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Photographer Robert Wenkam came to Hawaii as a young man, became a dedicated conservationist. Here he offers in the fine color photography one has come to associate with the Sierra Club books a vision of why and what it would mean to have a Kauai National Park. ""Between the dunes of Barking Sands and the summit of Mount Waialeale, the wettest spot on earth, lie one hundred square miles of spectacular parkland."" Wenkam writes the story of Kauai, first seen by Captain Cook while seeking a northwest passage, ""a cry of pain"" for exploitation later redressed by reforestation programs and the land law passed in the legislature through the interest of the sugar and pineapple planters. The Sierra Club is once again in this fifteenth volume in its exhibit-format series a forceful advocate for wilderness conservation.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1967
Publisher: Sierra Club