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Encyclopedia of islands

Author: Rosemary G Gillespie; D A Clague
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2009.
Series: Encyclopedias of the natural world, no. 2.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Islands 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
Wörterbuch
Encyclopedias
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary G Gillespie; D A Clague
ISBN: 9780520256491 0520256492
OCLC Number: 245597638
Description: xxxii, 1074 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm.
Contents: Adaptive radiation --
Anagenesis --
Antarctic Islands, biology --
Antarctic Islands, geology --
Antilles, biology --
Antilles, geology --
Ants --
Archaeology --
Arctic Islands, biology --
Arctic Islands, geology --
Arctic Region --
Ascension --
Atlantic Region --
Atolls --
Azores --
Baffin --
Baja California: offshore islands --
Barrier Islands --
Barro Colorado --
Beaches --
Bermuda --
Biological control --
Bird disease --
Bird radiations --
Borneo --
Britain and Ireland --
Canary Islands, biology --
Canary Islands, geology --
Cape Verde Islands --
Caroline Islands --
Caves, as islands --
Channel Islands (British Isles) --
Channel Islands (California), biology --
Channel Islands (California), geology --
Cichlid fish --
Climate change --
Climate on islands --
Cold seeps --
Comoros --
Continental Islands --
Convergence --
Cook Islands --
Coral --
Cozumel --
Crickets --
Cyprus --
Darwin and geologic history --
Deforestation --
Dispersal --
Dodo --
Drosophila --
Dwarfism --
Earthquakes --
Easter Island --
Ecological release --
Endemism --
Ephemeral Islands, biology --
Ephemeral Islands, geology --
Erosion, coastal --
Eruptions: Laki and Tambora --
Ethnobotany --
Exploration and discovery --
Extinction. Farallon Islands --
Faroe Islands --
Fernando de Noronha --
Fiji, biology --
Fiji, geology Fish stocks/overfishing --
Flightlessness --
Fossil birds --
Founder effects --
Fragmentation --
Fraser Island --
French Polynesia, biology --
French Polynesia, geology --
Freshwater habitats --
Frogs --
Galapagos Finches --
Galapagos Islands, biology --
Galapagos Islands, geology --
Gigantism --
Global warming --
Granitic Islands --
Great Barrier Reef Islands, biology --
Great Barrier Reef Islands, geology --
Greek Islands, biology --
Greek Islands, geology --
Hawaiian Islands, biology Hawaiian Islands, geology --
Honeycreepers, Hawaiian --
Human impacts, Pre-European --
Hurricanes and typhoons --
Hydrology --
Hydrothermal vents --
Iceland --
Inbreeding --
Indian Region --
Indonesia, biology --
Indonesia, geology --
Insect radiations --
Inselbergs --
Introduced species --
Invasion biology --
Island arcs --
Island biogeography, theory of --
Island formation --
Island Rule --
Japan's islands, biology --
Japan's islands, geology --
Juan Fernandez Islands. Kick 'em Jenny --
Kipuka --
Komodo Dragons --
Kon-Tiki --
Krakatau --
Kurile Islands --
Lakes, as islands --
Land crabs on Christmas Island --
Landslides --
Land snails --
Lava and ash --
Lava tubes --
Lemurs and tarsiers --
Line islands --
Lizard radiations --
Lophelia oases --
Lord Howe Island --
Macquarie, biology --
Macquarie, geology --
Madagascar, biology --
Madagascar, geology --
Madeira Archipelago --
Makatea Islands --
Maldives --
Mammal radiations --
Mangrove Islands --
Marianas, biology --
Marianas, geology --
Marine lakes --
Marine protected areas --
Marshall Islands --
Mascarene Islands, biology --
Mascarene Islands, geology --
Mediterranean Region --
Metapopulations --
Midway --
Missionaries, effects of --
Moa --
Motu --
New Caledonia, biology --
New Caledonia, geology --
Newfoundland --
New Guinea, biology --
New Guinea, geology --
New Zealand, biology --
New Zealand, geology --
Nuclear bomb testing --
Oases --
Oceanic Islands --
Orchids --
Organic falls on the ocean floor. Pacific Region --
Palau --
Pantepui --
Peopling the Pacific --
Philippines, biology --
Philippines, geology --
Phosphate Islands --
Pigs and goats --
Pitcairn --
Plant disease --
Plate tectonics --
Pocket basins and deep-sea speciation --
Polynesian voyaging --
Popular culture, islands in --
Population genetics, island models in --
Prisons and penal settlements --
Radiation zone --
Rafting --
Reef ecology and conservation --
Refugia --
Relaxation --
Research stations --
Rodents --
Rottnest Island --
Samoa, biology --
Samoa, geology --
Sao Tome, Principe, and Annobon --
Seabirds --
Sea-level change --
Seamounts, biology --
Seamounts, geology --
Sexual selection --
Seychelles --
Shipwrecks --
Silverswords --
Sky Islands --
Snakes --
Socotra Archipelago --
Solomon Islands, biology --
Solomon Islands, geology --
Species-area relationship --
Spiders --
Spitsbergen --
Sri Lanka --
St. Helena --
Sticklebacks --
Succession --
Surf in the Tropics --
Surtsey --
Sustainability. Taiwan, biology --
Taiwan, geology --
Tasmania --
Tatoosh --
Taxon cycle --
Tides --
Tierra del Fuego --
Tonga --
Tortoises --
Trinidad and Tobago --
Tristan da Cunha and Gough Island --
Tsunamis --
Vancouver --
Vanuatu --
Vegetation --
Vicariance --
Volcanic islands --
Wallace, Alfred Russel --
Wallace's line and other biogeographic boundaries --
Warming Island --
Whale Falls --
Whales and whaling --
Wizard Island --
Zanzibar.
Series Title: Encyclopedias of the natural world, no. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Rosemary G. Gillespie and David A. Clague.
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