on April 5, 2008
The book overall tells alot about the history of Mauna Kea, it's legends, and history. There is an excellent section on each Observatory on Mauna Kea, but, that section of the book needs updating, as it keeps referring to new, updated equiptment, arriving in 2006. Otherwise, it's a great read about the Volcano and all it has to offer.
on July 28, 2006
I never like to give a bad review and never have before but I really feel that I have to in this case. I have taught astronomy and worked at one of the telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea myself and I have to say that this book is so badly written that I could not actually believe that anyone had published it or that it was written by an adult. I looked it up and found that it wasn't published by a real publisher after all, but by a vanity press, which explains the very poor quality of the writing. The content is also so simplistic that it is not really at all useful as a guide. This is not one to waste your time on.