This beautiful hardcover book chronicles Hokule’a’s epic mission to raise awareness of and nurture worldwide sustainability. The canoe launched in Hawai’i in May 2014 and went around the world traveling over 60,000 miles and visiting 23 different countries.
Interwoven with descriptions of Hokule’a’s experiences in port are the voices of the master navigators and crew members who guide the ship along the ocean’s trackless path using only stars, birds, wind, and seas (non-instrumental wayfinding techniques), and the local pioneers, scientists, teachers, and children touched by Hokule’a who work tirelessly to weather the many environmental challenges in our modern lives. This is a story about our need to draw together into one global community. By respecting one another and nature’s delicate and intricate systems, this book captures the many ways indigenous cultures are committed to living in ecological balance.