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Plants Of Old Hawaii

The perfect introduction to the basic plants and fauna dotting Hawaii's landscape. A useful and straightforward introduction to 20 plants brought to the islands by the early Hawaiians. Each entry includes an illustration, description, a legend, proverb, and a poem about the respective plant. Although this title is an older edition the contents and related information is timeless. This work is for the botanist or novice reader interested in learning about Hawaii's plants, their biological composition, and growing environments. The history and care application can be applied to Hawaiian plants being grown in or outside of Hawaii.Everything from Arrowroot to Yam is here detailing 20 plants brought from the South Pacific to Hawaii circa 450 AD. It contains graphic illustrations plus plant descriptions, habitats uses, legends, and a poem about each. The author a former elementary school teacher writes that the book's objective is to create an atmosphere of love and concern for the rich heritage of Hawaiian culture, especially through study of the early Hawaiians' close association with plants. An excellent teaching aid, it is a great Hawaiiana resource for adult readers.

File Size: 977 KB

Print Length: 101 pages

Publisher: Bess Press Inc.; 1 edition (March 28, 2011)

Publication Date: March 28, 2011

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


Text-to-Speech: Enabled

X-Ray: Not Enabled

Word Wise: Not Enabled

Lending: Not Enabled

Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

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Plants of Old Hawaii is still the best resource on Hawaiian ethnobotany available. Written for use in elementary schools it is accessible and packed with information for adults as well.

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