[Book review] Seabirds of Hawaii: Natural history and conservation

The Auk



This volume is a rather odd contribution, a hybrid between an academic work and a popular book, and both suffers and benefits from these attributes. The 18 chapters are divided into four parts that deal with the environment and humans (3 chapters and ca. 12% of the text), comparative biology of Hawaiian seabirds (5 chapters, 26%), treatments of Hawaiian seabird groups by family (7 chapters, 34%), and conservation (3 chapters, 16%). At the end of the book are an appendix of common and scientific names for plants, birds, mammals, fish, and a few invertebrates; a 6-page "selected" bibliography with pertinent references for each chapter; and an index.

Additional publication details

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title [Book review] Seabirds of Hawaii: Natural history and conservation
Series title The Auk
Volume 108
Issue 4
Year Published 1991
Language English
Publisher American Ornithological Society
Contributing office(s) Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
Description 3 p.
First page 994
Last page 996
Public Comments Review of: Seabirds of Hawaii: Natural History and Conservation. Craig S. Harrison. 1990. Ithaca, New York, Cornell University Press. x + 249 pp., 41 color plates, 16 text figures. ISBN 0-8014-2449-6