With easy-to-understand yet scientifically accurate text and outstanding color photographs, this book is a handy reliable source of information for both general readers and ornithology sopecialists. If you marvel at the remarkable birds that prance through your park, strut in your street and rest on your rooftop, this book will make you love Kolea even more.
Susan writes with passion about swimming with manta rays, kayaking with sharks and sailing with whales and dolphins as she navigates through marriage and midlife. Her memoir of self-discovery is a romance, a rousing sea tale, and a personal account of nature’s power to put life in perspective.
Can swallowing a poinsettia leaf kill you? Why do you have to cook taro before you eat it? Poisonous Plants of Paradise, a well-researched and generously illustrated guide to potentially harmful plants in Hawai’i, answers these questions and many more in everyday language and in a user-friendly format.
Do earwigs really crawl into people’s ears? Is the sting of a Hawaiian scorpion medically dangerous? What is leptospirosis, and how can we avoid it? Of value to both medical professionals and the general public, Pests of Paradise describes each animal in words and color photos.: First Aid and Medical Treatment of Injuries from Hawaii’s Animals
Does urinating on Portuguese man-of-war stings do any good? Will
coral grow inside coral cuts? Why do so many marine cuts in Hawai’i become infected? Covering far more than stings, this book’s topics range from barracuda bites to sunburn, from ciguatera fish poisoning to swimmer’s ear.
Hanauma Bay is one of the most popular underwater parks in the
world. Splendid photographs, all taken in Hanauma Bay, show
what you might expect to see there. Whether you want to SCUBA dive or walk along the shoreline, you will have an informative companion in Exploring Hanauma Bay.
How did anthuriums come to Hawaii? Are geckos native to to the Islands? Who brought the destructive mongooses to Oahu? Whether you’ve just moved to Hawaii or were born here, Plants and Animals of Hawaii will help you learn more about this unique state’s plants and animals.
Wonder why stinging jellyfish sometimes litter Hawaiian beaches and other times are nowhere to be seen? Afraid of sharks, sea snakes and moray eels? Oceanwatcher is designed for people who want to learn about Hawaii’s marine animals. For people who love – or want to love – the ocean.