Moku o Loʻe: A History of Coconut Island

From fantasy paradise to world-class facility for marine biology, the little island found in Kāneʻohe Bay has a rich, colorful history. Klieger weaves together the interesting story of Moku o Loʻe, or Coconut Island as it is better known, from the early days as part of the ahupuaʻa of Heʻeia, its passage to various owners including Christian Holmes and Edwin Pauley, and its development as a research institution for the University of Hawaiʻi.

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Bishop Museum Press
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Honolulu, HI 96817

P. Christiaan Klieger
with Philip Helfrich and Jo-Ann Leong
ISBN: 978-1-58178-072-7
Price: $39.95
Date of Publication: 2007
Size: 11 x 8.5
Pages: 288
Binding: cloth