Krakatau: The Destruction and Reassembly of an Island Ecosystem (New edition)

Krakatau: The Destruction and Reassembly of an Island Ecosystem (New edition)

By: Ian W.B. Thornton (author)Paperback

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On August 27th 1883, the island of Krakatau near Java erupted with a force nearly ten thousand times that of the atom bomb dropped on Hiroshima, destroying all plant and animal life. This book is an account of the reassembly of a tropical forest ecosystem on Krakatau over the past century. Also investigated are the fascinating biology of islands, the struggles to construct comprehensive theories for difficult processes and the techniques for preserving species diversity.

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Ian Thornton was Emeritus Professor of Zoology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.


Acknowledgments One Touch of Nature The Day That Shook the World The Great Enigmas of 1883 Why Krakatau? Life Returns The "Krakatau Problem" Arrival Krakatau's Child Community Enrichment Divergence of the Forests Life on an Active Volcano Krakatau and Island Biogeography Community Assembly: Lottery or Jigsaw Puzzle? The Human Presence, Past and Future Glossary Biographical Notes References Credits Author Index General Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/08/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780674505728
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 364
  • ID: 9780674505728
  • weight: 485
  • ISBN10: 0674505727
  • edition: New edition

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