Malama Honua: Hokule'a

The Hokule'a is a modern marvel: a Polynesian style sailboat that circumnavigated the globe in the span of two years without modern navigation technology. By reviving the nearly forgotten Polynesian wayfinding techniques, the Polynesian Voyaging Society preserved a culture and showed the world it was more than possible. More importantly, their story is a great example of the feats we can accomplish when we understand the natural world, work with it, and preserve it. It's an enthralling read with gorgeous photography — get a copy here.