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Living on the Shores of Hawaiʻi: Natural Hazards, The Environment, and our Communities

University of Hawaiʻi Press

Charles Fletcher, Robynne Boyd, William J. Neal, Virginia Tice

Softcover, 371 pp.

Rarely a day goes by in Hawai‘i without the media reporting on environmental issues stemming from public debate. Will the proposed housing development block my access to the beach? Is the rising sea level going to cause flooding where I live? How does overfishing damage the reef? Is the water clean where I surf? Living on the Shores of Hawai‘i discusses the paradox of environmental loss under a management system considered by many to be one of the most stringent in the nation. It reviews a wide range of environmental concerns in Hawai‘i with an eye toward resolution by focusing on “place-based” management, a theme consistent with―and borrowing from―the Hawaiian ahupua‘a system.

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