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

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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.

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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