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POSTED: Sunday, March 29, 2009

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”;The Complete Hawaiian Reef Fish Coloring Book”;

By Monika Mira / Lucid Publishing / $16.95

Bring reef fish alive with those Crayolas. The author, a Kauai artist and conservationist, brings art and science together in this book. There are more than 200 illustrations, each accompanied by detailed information.

Kids can learn about more than 80 species of fish that inhabit the reefs of Hawaii.

One section details anatomical features, coloration and feeding habits. In addition to a glossary of scientific terms, there is also an overview of coral reef ecology to help with understanding the relationship between the fishes and the reef.

 

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”;Slow Love: A Polynesian Pillow Book”;

By James N. Powell / Ponui Press / $15.95

This book seeks to divulge the sensual “;secrets”; of Polynesia. According to the author, many of the love manuals written through time have come from cultures in which bodies are largely clothed.

But in the tropics, the lack of clothing encourages the sense of touch in relationships. It is through the use of sensual touch that people can endeavor to create deeper bonds.