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Islands in a Far Sea: The Fate of Nature in Hawai'i

By: JL Culliney

420 pages, Illus

University of Hawaii Press

Hardback | Jan 2006 | Edition: 2 | #155475 | ISBN: 0824829476
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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 breath-taking landscapes.

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John L. Culliney is a graduate of Yale and Duke universities and holds a doctorate in zoology. He has taught biology and marine science in Hawai'i since 1978 and has authored four books on subjects ranging from the North American continental shelf to the horticulture of native Hawaiian plants. He lives on the island of O'ahu.

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