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  • Extreme Heritage Managementby Godfrey Baldacchino

    Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 34.95

    Conflicting and competing claims over the actual and imagined use of land and seascapes are exacerbated on islands with high population density. The management of culture and heritage is particularly tested in island environments where space is finite and the population struggles to preserve cultural and natural assets in the face of the demands... more...

  • Islandsby Steven Roger Fischer

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 35.00

    When Lost ’s Oceanic Airlines Flight 815 crashed, the survivors found themselves on a seemingly deserted island. In Defoe’s novel, Robinson Crusoe spends twenty-eight years on a remote tropical island near Trinidad, while in the movie Castaway Tom Hanks survives over four years on a South Pacific island. And Jurassic Park kept its... more...

  • Islandby J. Edward Chamberlin

    Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 13.58

    Ever since the dawn of human history, islands have been at the heart of our desires and our fears. Drawing on anthropology, literature, biology, art, philosophy and earth science, Island tells the groundbreaking story of humans and islands throughout history, and celebrates islands as a central part of the world we live in. With a unique cross-disciplinary... more...

  • Small Island States in the Pacific: the Tyranny of Distanceby Chris Becker

    International Monetary Fund 2012; US$ 9.00

    This paper seeks to document key characteristics of small island states in the Pacific. It restricts itself to a limited number of indicators which are macro-orientated - population, fertility of land, ability to tap into economies of scale, income, and geographic isolation. It leaves aside equally important but more micro-orientated variables and... more...

  • Mediterranean Island Landscapesby I.N. Vogiatzakis; G. Pungetti; A.M. Mannion

    Springer 2008; US$ 319.00

    Possessing many similarities, yet having their share of differences, this book presents coverage of Mediterranean island landscapes. It examines their biotic ecological, physical, and environmental characteristics and explores the major environmental changes that the islands experienced during the Quaternary period. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Islandsby Rosemary Gillespie; David Clague

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 99.95

    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... more...

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