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Encyclopedia of Islands

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ISBN-10: 0520256492

ISBN-13: 9780520256491

Edition: 2009

Authors: Rosemary G. Gillespie, David A. Clague, R. G. Gillespie

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Encyclopedia of IslandsIslands have captured the imagination of scientists and the public for centuries--unique and rare environments, their isolation makes them natural laboratories for ecology and evolution. This authoritative, alphabetically arranged reference, featuring more than 200 succinct articles by leading scientists from around the world, provides broad coverage of all the island sciences. But what exactly is an island? The volume editors define it here as any discrete habitat isolated from other habitats by inhospitable surroundings. TheEncyclopedia of Islandsexamines many such insular settings--oceanic and continental islands as well as places such as caves, mountaintops, and whale falls at the bottom of the ocean. This essential, one-stop resource, extensively illustrated with color photographs, clear maps, and graphics will introduce island science to a wide audience and spur further researchon some of the planet's most fascinating habitats.
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 8/19/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 1008
Size: 9.25" wide x 11.75" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 8.492
Language: English

Rosemary G. Gillespieis Schlinger Chair of Systematics, Professor in the Division of Insect Biology, and Director of the Essig Museum of Entomology at the University of California, Berkeley.David A. Clagueis Senior Scientist at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.