Islands In A Far Sea: The Fate Of Nature In Hawai'i (A Latitude 20 Book)
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Islands In A Far Sea: The Fate Of Nature In Hawai'i (A Latitude 20 Book)

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First published in 1988, Islands in a Far Sea offers a comprehensive environmental history of Hawai'i. This thoroughly revised edition begins with an up-to-date account of the geological formation and shaping of the islands, their colonization by plants and animals, and the patterns of ecology and evolution that unfolded in nurturing seas and on breathtaking landscapes. Th...more
Hardcover, 420 pages
Published January 15th 2006 by Univ of Hawaii Pr (first published December 3rd 1988)
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This is an informative, passionate, and beautifully written account of Hawaiian natural history that extends from the birth of the islands millions of years ago to the present. This is a rich book that takes slow reading. Having some field guides at hand helps with appreciating the plants and animals whose descriptions pack the book. Sohmer and Gustafson's Plants and Flowers of Hawaii, the Audubon Birds of Haiwaii, and the amazing photos in Littschwager and Middleston's Remains of a Rainbow were...more
Dec 13, 2007 Julia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: people who live in hawaii
Biogeography at its best. A rich resource of information for the Hawaiian archipelago. Can be used as a case study for tropical, volcanic island evolution.
Beautifully written about how the Hawaiian Island chain was formed along with all of plants and creatures and how they got there.
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