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Restoring paradise: rethinking and rebuilding nature in Hawai’i.Artist/Author: Cabin, Robert J.
Geographic isolation has fostered the evolution of many species of birds and plants entirely unique to the Hawaiian Islands, yet these islands are home to three quarters of all of America’s extinctions most of which have been caused by the human introduction of non-native species. This book details the effort to mitigate the destruction wrought by invasive species and to restore natural habits for threatened native species. Even though such a task is daunting, Cabin’s tone is hopeful and inspiring, showcasing real and heartening examples of success.
The last wild island: saving Tetepare.Artist/Author: Read, John L.
This is the story of Tetepare, the largest uninhabited island and one of the conservation gems of the South Pacific. This book tells the story of Australian ecologist John Read, his family and local residents as they battle to save Tetepare Island in the Solomons from ugly indiscriminate logging. This book covers, with both humour and insight, the ten year rollercoaster ride that is the dreams, fears and battles of the Tetepare tribe and their environmental volunteers.