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Archipelago

Portraits of Life in the World's Most Remote Island Sanctuary
Liittschwager, David (Book - 2005)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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: 0792241886
9780792241881
Branch Call Number: 508.969 L727a 2005
Subject Headings: Endangered species Hawaii Pictorial works Rare animals Hawaii Pictorial works Rare plants Hawaii Pictorial works
Topical Term: Endangered species
Rare animals
Rare plants
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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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Oct 11, 2014
  • BloomFree rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Packed full of beautiful information, this book also delinenates the vast destruction and suffering human beings cause with their plastic and garbage to ocean life. Young birds are shown filled with human created items which caused them to end their life miserably.

This is a book which parents could share with children. Middleton and Littschwager did what they could to prevent some of the suffering caused to the wildlife by human garbage and also by fighting invasive plants.

Heartwarming, informative and sad (denning).

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