Island

Island

How Islands Transform the World

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Explores the geological roots of island formations and how islands played a significant role in the ancient and modern worlds while establishing unique identities for the cultures that evolved around them.
Publisher: Katonah, N.Y. :, BlueBridge Books,, [2013]
Description: xiv, 241 pages ; 22 cm
Copyright Date: ©2013
ISBN: 9781933346564
1933346566
Branch Call Number: 909.0942 Cha

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1aa
Jun 03, 2015

With a meandering, informative, and upbeat tone, this book describes islands literally, scientifically, and metaphorically.

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sess430
Jul 22, 2013

I would have rated this book higher if there had not been so many pages with overly long sentences (53+words). The overuse of dashes and parentheses became annoying. That said, the book covers an interesting & diverse range of topics detailing the unique relationship between humans and islands. The inclusion of a few maps would greatly enhance the reading.

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josie3706
Jun 22, 2013

this is a fascinating look at islands from several view points, biology, geology, myth and literature. It examines several islands in particular and the fascination they exert on us

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