Hawaii: The Fires of Life is an account of the fascinating recovery from destruction to berrenness to the birth of renewal and abundance. Scientists Smathers and Mueller-Dombois surprisingly discover that even after a natural disaster and process of invasion and succession, native and introduced species can grow as compliments and perpetuate vegetation development. In this remarkable culmination of collected data, Hawaii: The Fires of Life celebrates the tenacious beauty and mysterious miracle of nature in Hawaii.


Authors: Garrett A. Smathers and Dieter Mueller-Dombois