Plants of Tuvalu = Lākau mo mouku o Tuvalu : a guide to indigenous and introduced plants of Tuvalu (Book, 2012) [WorldCat.org]
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Plants of Tuvalu = Lākau mo mouku o Tuvalu : a guide to indigenous and introduced plants of Tuvalu

Author: Randolph R Thaman; Eliala Fihaki; Teddy Fong
Publisher: Suva : University of the South Pacific Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Plants of Tuvalu" is a timely, richly-illustrated contribution to the natural and cultural history of Tuvalu, the atolls of which are clearly on the front line against climate, environmental and economic change. It is an educational resource, a fragrant multi-flowered garland, that will help preserve the knowledge and respect that island people have for their very limited but precious plant life, the protection of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Terminology
Nomenclature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randolph R Thaman; Eliala Fihaki; Teddy Fong
ISBN: 9789820108981 9820108985
OCLC Number: 855509127
Description: xxvii, 259 pages : colour illustrations, colour portraits ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword / Kamuta Latasi --
Fakatomuaga --
Introduction --
Geography and environment --
People history and economy --
Map of Tuvalu --
Map of Fonafuti --
Previous and current studies --
Vegetation --
Flora --
Ecological and cultural utility of Tuvalu's flora --
Plant names and the Tuvaluan language --
Conclusion. Foreword / Kamuta Latasi --
Fakatomuaga --
Introduction --
Geography and environment --
Peo9ple history and economy --
Map of Tuvalu --
Map of Fonafuti --
Previous and current studies --
Vegetation --
Flora --
Ecological and cultural utility of Tuvalu's flora --
Plant names and the Tuvaluan language --
Conclusion. Guide to indigenous and introduced plants of Tuvalu (Pteridophyta (Ferns and fern allies) ; Gymnospermae (Gymnosperms) ; Angiospermae (Angiosperms)).
Responsibility: Randy Thaman, Eliala Fihaki and Teddy Fong.

Abstract:

"Plants of Tuvalu" is a timely, richly-illustrated contribution to the natural and cultural history of Tuvalu, the atolls of which are clearly on the front line against climate, environmental and economic change. It is an educational resource, a fragrant multi-flowered garland, that will help preserve the knowledge and respect that island people have for their very limited but precious plant life, the protection of which of their first and last line of defense against change.

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