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The Birds of Kauai
by Jim Denny

Superbly illustrated with more than 80 color photographs covering every avian species that can be seen on the Garden Island. Descriptions of native forest birds, seabirds, alien birds, and migratory visitors. Threats to the Island's fragile bird populations are discussed. 2000 Ka Palapala Pookela Award of Merit in Specialty Books. (128pp - softcover $19.95)




Manual of the Flowering Plants of Hawaii, rev. ed.
by Warren L. Wagner; Derral R. Herbst; S. H. Sohmer

The most significant botanical publication on Pacific plants in recent decades. Information on newly described species, nomenclature changes, and new island records, together with a bibliography of important taxonomic references. Includes the status of 271 species newly listed as endangered or threatened. Henry Allan Gleason Award, New York Botanical Garden. (1942pp - hardcover $95)



Hawaii's Ferns and Fern Allies
by Daniel D. Palmer

The first comprehensive survey of Hawaii's ferns to be published in more than 100 years. The book covers endemic, indigenous, and naturalized ferns and fern allies (including rare and endangered taxa). Includes information from Hawaiian folklore and mythology, describing uses of ferns by native Hawaiians, and updates Hawaiian common names. Honorable Mention, 2004 Ka Palapala Pookela Award for Excellence in Natural Science. (352pp - hardcover $60)



Moanalua Gardens Foundation: Field Guide Booklets
by various authors

Each illustrated booklet will lead you on tours and hikes and provide fascinating and accurate information so you can: interpret Hawaiian cultural sites; gain insight on historical sites and place names; uncover clues to the islands' volcanic past; identify and learn about unique Hawaiian plants and animals. (25-30pp ea. - softcover $5-$15 ea.)



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