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- Berghahn Books 2011; US$ 120.00
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 of... more...
- 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 dinosaur population... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2013; US$ 6.78
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...
- Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 35.00
Islandology is a fast-paced, fact-filled comparative essay in critical topography and cultural geography that cuts across different cultures and argues for a world of islands. The book explores the logical consequences of geographic place for the development of philosophy and the study of limits (Greece) and for the establishment of North Sea democracy... more...
- University of California Press 2009; US$ 99.95 US$ 79.96
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...
- Springer Netherlands 2012; US$ 259.00
This book gives a detailed insight into the plant ecology of Socotra, designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 2003, and as a World Heritage Site in 2008. It includes comparisons with other islands from a biogeographical perspective. more...
- Reaktion Books 2014; US$ 24.95
From Charles Darwin?s enlightening voyage to the Galapagos Islands to moat-encased prisons incarcerating the world?s deadliest prisoners, islands have been sites of immense scientific, political, and creative importance. An inspiration for artists and writers, they can be lively centers of holiday revelry or remote, mysterious spots; places of escape... more...