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Shore Fishes of Hawaii
by John E. Randall

A compact guidebook on the shore fishes of Hawaii. It covers 342 species illustrated in color. When there is a difference in color of the sexes, as often in the wrasses and parrot fishes, or when a juvenile is very different in color, all stages are portrayed. This book will long serve as the premier guide to the reef and shore fishes of Hawaii. (216pp - softcover $19.95)

Mammals in Hawaii
by P. Quentin Tomich

A fully revised, updated, and greatly expanded edition of the 1969 classic. Includes a detailed treatment of marine mammals, including all species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises found in Hawaiian waters. Ecological, behavioral, and historical information is presented in a lucid and readable style. Exhaustive bibliography.
(375pp - hardcover $24.50)

Shells of Hawaii
by E. Alison Kay and Olive Schoenberg-dole

The first comprehensive guide for the general reader to Hawaii's marine and freshwater shells. Bountifully illustrated, Shells of Hawaii combines legend, history and biological and technical data. An informal account of the origins, habits, and outlook for survival of the living animals and their most commonly occurring shells. (96pp - softcover $12.95)

Hawaii's Sea Creatures, a Guide to Hawaii's Marine Invertebrates
by John P. Hoover

A detailed exploration of Hawaii’s invertebrates with photographs of over 500 species of lobsters, shrimps, crabs, shells, octopus, corals, anemones, urchins, stars, sponges, slugs and a host of other lesser-known creatures. Also provided are scientific, common and Hawaiian names for each animal, and information on its natural history, ecology, cultural importance and even suitability for aquariums. (376pp - softcover $23.95)

Guide To Hawaii's Coastal Plants
by Michael Walther

"... a highly useful guide to the stuff growing all around us. Includes color photos of plants, descriptions, their role in ancient Hawaii, scientific data and whether or not the species is endangered... includes an appendix with maps, glossary and discussion of coastal threats." Reviewed by Burl Burlingame, Honolulu Star Bulletin (144pp - softcover $11.95)

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