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Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants and Animals of Hawaii

Merwin, W.S.;Liittschwager, David

ISBN 10: 0792262468 / ISBN 13: 9780792262466
Editorial: Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: Natl Geographic Society, 2003
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Título: Remains of a Rainbow: Rare Plants and ...

Editorial: Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: Natl Geographic Society

Año de publicación: 2003

Encuadernación: Soft cover

Condición del libro:New

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More than three hundred full-color photographs present portraits of endangered animals and plants from Hawaii, photographed against a plain black background, along with articles on the natural history of the islands, environmental changes, and preservation efforts. Reprint.

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*Starred Review* Hawaii is home to the richest and most diverse collection of island flora and fauna on Earth--in fact, it has been said that more species have been lost from this island chain in the last 200 years than from the entire North American continent since Columbus made landfall. New species are still being discovered, even as other species' existence hangs by a mere thread. In glorious color, Liittschwager and Middleton's wildlife photographs show plants and animals teetering on the brink of extinction. They follow botanists as they rappel down sheer cliffs to pollinate rare plants whose pollinators are extinct or to collect specimens and seeds for propagation in botanical gardens. They are present at the discovery of new species, and their photographs become the first recording of these species. In fantastic close-ups, rare plants shimmer against black or white backgrounds (their trademark style) or are seen in situ; a portrait of a bat reveals cowlicked thick fur; honeycreeper finches show off their multitude of bill shapes; and caterpillars feed on leaves. Vignettes show the photographers at work, and the text provides both the ecological background for the rarity of Hawaii's living things as well as the travails of documenting them. Species profiles at the end give biological and photographic details for each portrait. This magnificent collection from our fiftieth state is highly recommended for all libraries. Nancy Bent
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