Wind, Wings, and Waves: A Hawai‘i Nature Guide

Paperback: $24.99
ISBN-13: 9780824876616
Published: May 2019

Additional Information

384 pages | 109 color illustrations, 5 maps
  • About the Book
  • From coral reefs to stargazing and everything in between, Wind, Wings, and Waves is your personal guide to nature in Hawai‘i. With color illustrations throughout, this engaging book introduces you to the islands’ natural world and helps to identify common plants, birds, and fish. More than a hundred self-guided field trips on six islands will inspire you to get outdoors and explore nature on your own.

    In Wind, Wings, and Waves, you’ll find a knowledgeable and good-humored friend telling fascinating insider facts on this magical place:
    How, when, and where you can listen to whales singing.
    Where to see unique Hawaiian plants and birds.
    Why coral reefs are teeming with weird, wonderful life forms, and the best reefs to visit.
    Why Hawai‘i is the best place in the world for stargazing.
    How Hawai‘i became a melting pot of cultures and cuisines, including a mini-guide to the unique foods of the islands.
    How volcanoes make new Hawaiian islands, and the forces that make these islands travel and eventually disappear.
    How plants and animals made their way to the most isolated place on the planet, and what makes Hawai‘i a natural laboratory for evolution.
    The amazing story of Polynesian voyagers who navigated to Hawai‘i by the stars.

    By sharing his love for the natural wonders of Hawai‘i, biologist Rick Soehren helps you make the most of your time in the islands, whether you are having the vacation of a lifetime or lucky enough to live in Hawai‘i.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Rick Soehren, Author

      Rick Soehren is a consulting zoologist with extensive experience in natural resource conservation, environmental restoration, and interpretation of natural sciences for the general public and for technical audiences. He has worked in Hawai‘i and California, and is the author of The Birdwatcher’s Guide to Hawai‘i.
  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • Rick Soehren uses the vectors of propagation of life—wind, wings, waves—to build an entrancing portrait of how life came to be on our Islands and where it is now. Told conversationally, but laced with memorable details and observations, scientifically astute (and deftly rigorous), this story flies like, well, the wind.
      —Don Wallace, HONOLULU Magazine (online)
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