Portraits of Life in the World's Most Remote Island Sanctuary
Liittschwager, David (Book - 2005 )
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For this project, Middleton and Liittschwager gained unprecedented access to photograph on and around these protected islands that are otherwise completely off-limits to people. Home to nearly seventy percent of our nation's coral reefs, known as the "rainforests of the sea," the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands is a remarkable ecosystem that supports a vast array of interdependent native plants and animals that have evolved in this habitat over millions of years, many existing nowhere else on the planet. The result is Archipelago. With its more than 300 stunning images, the book illustrates the spectacular diversity of these ocean and island creatures, as well as profiles many of the people dedicated to the preservation of this habitat. The inaccessibility of these islands and the need to protect them means that few people will ever be able to visit them in person, though now, for the first time, the area's inhabitants are available for all the world to see through this important body of work. In conjunction with the publication of Archipelago, exhibitions of these photographs will be mounted in Honolulu and Washington, and will then travel to venues around the country throughout 2006.
Authors: Liittschwager, David
Title: Archipelago
portraits of life in the world's most remote island sanctuary
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, c2005
Characteristics: 280 p. :,ill. ;,32 cm
Statement of Responsibility: David Liittschwager and Susan Middleton
Additional Contributors: Middleton, Susan - 1948-
ISBN: 9780792241881
Branch Call Number: 508.969 L727a 2005
Subject Headings: Rare plants Hawaii Pictorial works Rare animals Hawaii Pictorial works Endangered species Hawaii Pictorial works
Topical Term: Rare plants
Rare animals
Endangered species
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A National Geographic title about a part of the Hawaiian islands that is a nature preserve. Only researchers are allowed to visit, so this book is likely as close as you’ll ever get to this amazing place.

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