A Natural History of the Hawaiian Islands: Selected Readings II

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E. Alison Kay
University of Hawaii Press, 1994 - History - 520 pages
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This book brings together primary source materials on major theme in Hawaiian natural history: the geological process that have built the Islands; the physical factors that influence the Islands' terrestrial ecosystems; the dynamics of the sea that support coral reefs, fish, and mollusks; the peculiarities of animals and plants that have evolved in the Islands and are found nowhere else; and the human impact on the land, plants, and animals.
  

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Contents

Tectonics Geochronology and Origin of the HawaiianEmperor
5
George P L Walker 53
74
William R Normark David A Clague and James G Moore
86
Introduction
93
Soils of Hawaii
115
Some Aspects of Island Ecosystem Analysis
135
Vegetation Zones
145
The First Arrivals
155
Evolutionary Ecology and Radiation of Hawaiian Passerine Birds
335
Endemism and Evolution in Hawaiian Marine Invertebrates
346
Introduction
357
Origin of the Hawaiian Insect Fauna
370
The Unique Terrestrial Biota of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
378
Ford and Robert A Kinzie III
391
Introduction
399
The Impact of the Prehistoric Polynesians on the Hawaiian Ecosystem
425

Introduction
163
Introduction
257
Considerations Regarding the Evolution of Hawaiian Animals
264
Endemism in the Hawaiian Flora and a Revision of the Hawaiian Species
271
Masters of Adaptive Radiation
292
Hybridization and its Taxonomic Implications in the Scaevola
300
Speciation in the Hawaiian Drosophila
311
Extinction in Hawaiian Achatinelline Snails
320
Descriptions of Thirtytwo New Species of Birds from the Hawaiian
439
Summary of Vegetation Alteration in the Hawaiian Islands
467
Importance Conflicts and Suggestions
473
Natural and Anthropogenic Disturbance on Coral Reef
490
Patterns of Transoceanic Marine Biological Invasions in the Pacific Ocean
504
Bibliographic Data for Articles in This Volume
519
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Kay is Professor of Zoology at the University of Hawai'i.

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