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Encyclopedia of islands

Author: Rosemary G Gillespie; D A Clague
Publisher: Berkeley [Calif.] : University of California Press, ©2009
Series: Encyclopedias of the natural world, no. 2.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Encyclopedias
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
xxxii, 1074 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
(DLC) 2008037221
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rosemary G Gillespie; D A Clague
ISBN: 9781780348889 1780348886
OCLC Number: 811611340
Notes: A-Z.
Description: 1 online resource (294 entries) : 720 images, digital files.
Series Title: Encyclopedias of the natural world, no. 2.
Responsibility: edited by Rosemary G. Gillespie and David A. Clague.

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