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Hawaii, the Islands of Life: The Nature Conservancy of Hawaii
by Gavan Daws
This full color, 156 page award winning book tells the fascinating story of the Hawaiian Islands and their wildlife. With more than 150 color photographs and text by Pacific author Gavan Daws.
Published February 1st 1989 by Signature Publishing Group & Panache Partners
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A perfect coffee table book, even if it is 20 years old. Published by the Nature Conservancy of Hawaii, the large format volume, after various introductions, is divided into chapters on six environments/ecosystems, from lava flow to rainforest to coast, from wetlands to drylands and back again to lava (solidified as summits). There is just enough text to explain each environment: the ecosystem and its rare and unique plants and animals along with their particular conservation challenges. The wri ...more