In most accounts of geographical phenomena, islands in the middle of the oceans are marginalised and implicitly viewed as of little imortance. This is a convenient rather than a rational view and one which is comprehensively disposed of in this book which examines the great diversity of island environments worldwide and the controls on their development.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. Models of Island Formation. 3. Origins and Development of Islands. 4. Island Tectonics. 5. Influence of Climate on Island Landscapes. 6. Island Landscapes. 7. Low Coral Islands and Reefs. 8. Sea Level and Islands. 9. Biota and Island Environments. 10. Island Environments.