Crawford's fascinating book tells the epic story of the Polynesians--a tenacious, voyaging people who conquered the Pacific--tracing their origins, their voyages of discovery, and their special relationship with the nature of the Pacific Ocean and with the remote lands they settled. Ties in with the 5-part PBS TV series premiering in October. Color photos.Much of the marine life of Hawaii would have been known to them from the tropical South Pacific, for, in contrast to its land species, far fewer species of fish and shellfish are ... graze on sea vegetation, and once a year would haul up on beaches to mate and lay eggs. ... Above rijhtThe Ghost shrimp (Stcnopus pyrsonotus) against the brilliant scarlet of a sponge that encrusts the rocks of Hawaiia#39;s reefs.
|Title||:||Nomads of the wind|
|Author||:||Peter Crawford, British Broadcasting Corporation|
|Publisher||:||Bbc Pubns - 1993|