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Belonging on an Island – Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i - Yale Scholarship Online
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Belonging on an Island: Birds, Extinction, and Evolution in Hawai'i

Daniel Lewis


A lively, rich natural history of Hawaiian birds that challenges existing ideas about what constitutes biocultural nativeness and belonging, this natural history takes readers on a thousand-year journey as it explores the Hawaiian Islands' beautiful birds and a variety of topics including extinction, evolution, survival, conservationists and their work, and, most significantly, the concept of belonging. The text is built around the stories of four species: the Stumbling Moa-Nalo, the Kauaʻi ʻŌʻō, the Palila, and the Japanese White-Eye. The book offers innovative ways to think about what it mea ... More

Keywords: Hawaiian birds, biocultural nativeness, natural history, extinction, evolution, survival, conservationists, belonging, bird conservation, Hawaiʻi

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780300229646
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300229646.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Lewis, author
California Institute of Technology, Huntington Library, Claremont Graduate University

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