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Hawaii : Travellers' Wildlife Guides - Dr Les Beletsky

Hawaii

Travellers' Wildlife Guides

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Published: 18th October 2005
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One volume color guide to finding and identifying the most frequently encountered birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and insects.

Prefacep. ix
Ecotourism and Hawaiip. 1
Why Visit Hawaii?p. 1
Hawaiian Tourism and Ecotourismp. 2
Ecotourism and Its Importancep. 3
How Ecotourism Helpsp. 5
Ecotravel Ethicsp. 6
Hawaii: Natural History, Geography, and Climatep. 8
Essentials of Hawaiian Natural History (or, What Every Ecotraveller Should Know About the Place)p. 8
The Main Hawaiian Islands: Geography and Featuresp. 12
Big Islandp. 14
Kauaip. 15
Mauip. 16
Molokaip. 17
Oahup. 17
Climate and Best Time to Visitp. 18
Midway Atollp. 19
Habitats and Common Vegetationp. 21
Remotenessp. 22
Geologyp. 22
Climatic Extremesp. 23
Topographyp. 23
Vegetation Typesp. 23
Environmental Close-up 1. Lava Flows: When Volcanoes Alter the Real Estate Marketp. 26
Parks, Preserves, and Getting Aroundp. 29
Getting Around in Hawaiip. 29
Descriptions of Parks, Preserves, and Other Eco-sitesp. 31
Big Islandp. 31
Kauaip. 36
Mauip. 41
Molokaip. 44
Oahup. 47
Environmental Threats and Conservationp. 52
Environmental Threatsp. 52
Backgroundp. 52
Causes of Extinctionsp. 54
Conservation Programsp. 59
Hawaiian Eco-historyp. 59
Conservation in Practicep. 60
The Futurep. 65
Environmental Close-up 2. Endemism: Political System Advocating the End of the World, or Something More Interesting?p. 67
How to Use This Book: Ecology and Natural Historyp. 70
What is Natural History?p. 70
What is Ecology and What Are Ecological Interactions?p. 70
How to Use This Bookp. 72
Information in the Family Profilesp. 72
Information in the Color Plate Sectionsp. 77
Amphibians and Reptilesp. 79
Amphibians and Reptiles of Hawaiip. 79
Group Characteristicsp. 80
Amphibiansp. 80
Reptilesp. 81
Seeing Amphibians and Reptiles in Hawaiip. 84
Family Profilesp. 84
Toadsp. 84
True Frogsp. 87
Poison-dart Frogsp. 89
Chameleonsp. 90
Anolis Lizardsp. 91
Skinksp. 93
Geckosp. 95
Turtlesp. 97
Environmental Close-up 3. Hawaii: The Snake-less Society, and How it Got That Wayp. 100
Birdsp. 105
Introductionp. 106
General Characteristics and Classification of Birdsp. 106
Features of Hawaiian Birdsp. 107
Types of Birdsp. 107
Of Seabirds and Land Birds, Natives and Aliensp. 108
Nectar-eaters: the Hawaiian Honeycreepersp. 109
Seeing Birds in Hawaiip. 110
Family Profilesp. 111
Seabirds I: Albatrosses and other Tube-nosed Seabirdsp. 111
Seabirds II: Pelican Allies (Boobies, Tropicbirds, Frigatebird)p. 114
Seabirds III: Gulls and Ternsp. 117
Marsh, Stream, and Water Birdsp. 119
Ducks, Geese, and a Grebep. 122
Raptorsp. 125
Chicken-like Birds (Pheasants, Quail, and Turkey)p. 129
Shorebirdsp. 131
Pigeonsp. 135
Parrotsp. 137
Crow, Thrushes, and Elepaiop. 138
Mocker, Myna, Skylark, and Meadowlarkp. 142
White-eye, Bush-warbler, and Babblersp. 145
Cardinals and Bulbulsp. 147
Fringillid Finches (House Finch, Canaries) and House Sparrowp. 149
Hawaiian Honeycreepersp. 151
Estrildid Finches: Waxbills and Mannikinsp. 157
Environmental Close-up 4. Restoring Palila and other Hawaiian
Forest Birds: Understanding Problems and Developing Solutionsp. 158
Mammalsp. 163
Mammals of Hawaiip. 163
Characteristics of Mammalsp. 164
Seeing Mammals in Hawaiip. 165
Family Profilesp. 166
Bats, the Flying Mammalsp. 166
Rodents, the Gnawing Undesirablesp. 169
Mongoosesp. 172
Ungulates, the Hoofed Mammalsp. 174
Sealsp. 177
Whales and Dolphinsp. 179
Environmental Close-up 5. Spinners in Paradise: Sleepy Dolphins and Pesky Peoplep. 184
Underwater Hawaiip. 187
Introductionp. 187
Habitatsp. 189
Invertebrate Lifep. 190
Vertebrate Lifep. 191
Insects and Other Arthropodsp. 197
Originsp. 197
Biodiversityp. 198
Adaptationp. 199
Charismatic Microfauna (or, Pretty Little Bugs and Spiders)p. 199
Butterfliesp. 200
Alien Insectsp. 201
Conservationp. 202
References and Additional Readingp. 203
Habitat Photosp. 205
Identification Platesp. 215
Species Indexp. 385
General Indexp. 397
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781566566131
ISBN-10: 1566566134
Series: Travellers' Wildlife Guides
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 18th October 2005
Publisher: Interlink Publishing Group
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.1 x 14.7  x 2.7
Weight (kg): 0.86
Edition Number: 1