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Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands

Mark J. Rauzon


Isles of Amnesia chronicles the ecological and human history of these islands, enlivened with his first-hand experiences of eradication efforts to restore atoll ecosystems and maximize native biodiversity. Each chapter focuses on an individual island or island group, revealing how each location has its own particular story, secret past, or ecological lesson to be shared. Taken as a whole, the region has played a unique role in American history, with the remoteness of the islands having served the needs of whalers and guano miners in the 1800s and, in later years, that of military secret projec ... More

Keywords: Pacific, natural history, geography, island ecology, biodiversity, military

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780824846794
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824846794.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark J. Rauzon, author
Laney College