Encyclopedia of Islands (Encyclopedias of the Natural World)

Encyclopedia of Islands (Encyclopedias of the Natural World)


Islands have captured the mind's eye of scientists and the general public for centuries—unique and infrequent environments, their isolation makes them ordinary laboratories for ecology and evolution. This authoritative, alphabetically prepared reference, that includes greater than 2 hundred succinct articles by means of best scientists from worldwide, presents large assurance of all of the island sciences. yet what precisely is an island? the amount editors outline it the following as any discrete habitat remoted from different habitats by way of inhospitable atmosphere. The Encyclopedia of Islands examines many such insular settings—oceanic and continental islands in addition to locations similar to caves, mountaintops, and whale falls on the backside of the sea. This crucial, one-stop source, commonly illustrated with colour photos, transparent maps, and snap shots will introduce island technological know-how to a large viewers and spur additional learn on a number of the planet's so much attention-grabbing habitats.

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