Seabirds of Hawaii: Natural History and Conservation

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"This book, the first one to portray a tropical seabird community, treats the 22 species of seabirds of the Hawaiian archipelago from a conservationist point of view. . . . A class book that is well researched and an important addition to seabird literature."--Charles E. Keller, Indiana Audubon Quarterly. "This review of Hawaiian seabirds represents one of the very few accounts of a tropical seabird community. . . . For anyone hoping for a perspective on tropical seabird communities, I strongly recommend this book."--P.G. H. Evans, Journal of the British Ornithologists' Union

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This book, the first one to portray a tropical seabird community, treats the 22 species of seabirds of the Hawaiian archipelago from a conservationist point of view. Craig Harrison first establishes the setting, describing Hawaii's birth from undersea volcanoes, its marine biology, and the effects of Polynesians and Westerners on its pristine island ecosystem.

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Describes the different species of seabirds, discusses the similarities and differences in their nesting, food habits, migration, and adaptation, describes the threats they face, and ongoing conservation efforts.

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