Book of the Month: In Deeper Waters

Ryan Kawailani Ozawa ozawa at hawaii.edu
Wed Jul 1 09:55:29 EST 1998


PRESS RELEASE
University of Hawaii Press
http://www2.hawaii.edu/uhpress/

In Deeper Waters:
Photographic Studies of Hawaiian Deep-Sea Habitats and Life-Forms
By E.H. Chave and Alexander Malahoff

Thousands of meters beneath the surface of Hawaii's warm, sunlit waters
lies the vast Hawaiian Ridge, a dark, cold region more than 2,600
kilometers in length. Its undersea mountains, sediment plains, lava flows,
and volcanic vent fields are home to a variety of unusual deep-sea
organisms.

Since 1965, the ridge's unique geological features and animal communities
have been studied with the aid of submersibles. This copiously illustrated
volume describes 200 animals and geological formations photographed and
collected by the University of Hawaii's HURL (Hawai`i Undersea Research
Laboratory) submersibles around the Hawaiian Islands, Cross Seamount,
Lo`ihi Volcano, and Johnston Atoll.

"In Deeper Waters" is a valuable record for the professional and amateur
marine bilogist and geologist alike and adds substantially to our
knowledge of deep-sea floor features and the distribution and behavior of
their inhabitants.

About the Authors:

E.H. Chave is a researcher with the Hawai`i Undersea Research Laboratory,
University of Hawai`i. Alexander Malahoff is professor of oceanography,
University of Hawai`i.

April 1998, 136 pp., 200 color illus.
ISBN 0-8248-2003-7, paper $19.95
ISBN 0-8248-1946-2, cloth $36.00

"In Deeper Waters" is the UH Press Book of the Month for July. Order
online and receive a 20 percent discount!

UH Press Book of the Month:
http://www2.hawaii.edu/uhpress/books/bom/





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