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Reef and Shore Fishes of the Hawaiian Islands (560 pp.), by John E. Randall, was published in 2007 by the University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program. The book covers the 612 species found within the Hawaiian Islands from the shore down to 656 feet (200m). Introductory chapters present a historical review of ichthyological research in Hawaii, zoogeography, introductions of alien fishes, marine conservation, and methods for fish identification. (Ref. QL636.5 R35 2007) (ISBN 1929054033)

See Star Bulletin review, 4.24.2007

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Mental map of the states

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) released a report today analyzing substance use and mental health patterns occurring in each state. The report reveals "that there are wide variations among the states in problems like illicit drug use and underage drinking, but that no state was immune from these problems."
State Estimates of Substance Use is based on the 2005-2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) and provides state-level estimates for 23 measures of substance use and mental health problems, including underage drinking, use of illicit drugs, serious psychological distress, major depression, and tobacco use. These estimates are based on combined data collected from 136,110 respondents surveyed in 2005 and 2006 (the most recent data available). The report also reveals statistically significant changes that have occurred within each state between 2004-2005 and 2005-2006.
SAMHSA provides not only HTML and PDF editions of the report but table access to individual state reports and data. The HTML version contains additional tables not found in printed or PDF versions.

State Estimates of Substance Use from the 2005-2006 National Surveys on Drug Use and Health. OAS Series #H-33, DHHS Publication No. (SMA) 08-4311, Rockville, MD, 2008.

HTML edition
PDF (64pp/590kB)

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Hawaii Directory of State, County and Federal Officials, 2008

 LRB Library publishes the 2008 Hawaii Directory and offers pdf downloads as a complete volume or by individual agency on the LRB website.

A companion volume to the Guide to Government in Hawaii, this annual publication provides directory information for government in Hawaii. Includes phone numbers, mail and email addresses, and web site URLs.

Hawaii Directory of State, County and Federal Officials, 2008
(February 2008, pdf, 185pp/800kB)

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