Sharks of Hawai'i: Their Biology and Cultural Significance

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Overview

This book offers a fascinating look at the species inhabiting waters around the Hawaiian archipelago. By combining modern knowledge of shark biology with details culled from oral tradition, legends, and artifacts, Dr. Taylor provides a scientific account of individual species and sheds light on their role and significance in Hawaiian culture.
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A fascinating look at sharks in general and, in particular, the species inhabiting waters around the Hawaiian archipelago. Combining modern knowledge of shark biology with details culled from oral tradition, legends, and artifacts, Taylor provides a scientific account of individual species and sheds light on their role and significance in Hawaiian culture. Includes numerous color photographs by the author, and ten paintings by Michael Cole that portray scenes based on observation and informed speculation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824815622
  • Publisher: University of Hawaii Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 126
  • Sales rank: 1,498,129
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
Basic Shark Biology 5
Sharks and Hawaiian Culture 19
Species Accounts of Hawaiian Sharks 47
Shark Watching in Hawai'i 83
Shark Attacks in Hawai'i 89
Appendix: Checklist of Hawaiian Sharks 117
Glossary of Hawaiian Terms 120
Bibliography 122
Taxonomic index 125
Index of Selected Hawaiian Terms 126
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