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eBook Krakatau: The Destruction and Reassembly of an Island Ecosystem ePub

by Ian Thornton

  • ISBN: 0674505727
  • Category: Earth Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Ian Thornton
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press (September 1, 1997)
  • Pages: 346
  • ePub book: 1969 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1631 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 484

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Thornton offers us a fascinating, dynamic picture of island colonization and the step-by-step assembly of a. .

Thornton offers us a fascinating, dynamic picture of island colonization and the step-by-step assembly of a tropical ecosystem. Jonathan Kingdon Times Literary Supplement). Thornton, who has focused his professional attention on Krakatau for the last twenty years, is both entertaining and informative in synthesizing these events and explaining their biological significance in the context of ongoing conceptual debates in ecology and biogeography. Ted J. Case Science). fascinating boo. could not put it down.

Island ecology - Indonesia - Krakatoa, Krakatoa (Indonesia) - Eruption, 1883, Krakatoa (Indonesia). Books for People with Print Disabilities. Oliver Wendell Holmes Library.

Ian Thornton tackles the many questions and controversies surrounding the eruption and its aftermath. He writes, "The natural healing process has followed the most extreme form of ecological destruction possible, total biological extirpation. Yet the islands surviving the 1883 eruption are covered in secondary forest, and over 200 species of plants, 70 species of vertebrates, and thousands of invertebrate species now inhabit these forests. Ian Thornton tackles the many questions and controversies surrounding the eruption and its aftermath.

Ian Thornton; Krakatau: The Destruction and Reassembly of an Island Ecosystem (1996) ^ Alfred, Ernst; Seward, A. C; Cambridge Books Online (2009), The New Flora of the Volcanic Island of Krakatau, Cambridge University Press, ISBN 978-0-511-7034.

Ian Thornton; Krakatau: The Destruction and Reassembly of an Island Ecosystem (1996). Wilson, Edward O. (1999). The Diversity of Life. New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company. p. 425. ISBN 0-393-31940-7. Rogier Verbeek's initial report on the eruption ran in Nature in May 1884  . Alfred, Ernst; Seward, A.

On August 27, 1883, the island of Krakatau in the Sunda Strait near Java erupted with a force nearly ten thousand times that of the hydrogen bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945.

On August 27, 1883, the island of Krakatau in the Sunda Strait near Java erupted. On August 27, 1883, the island of Krakatau in the Sunda Strait near Java erupted with a force nearly ten thousand times that of the hydrogen bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Two-thirds of the island disappeared. When the pall of ash lifted, the toll in human lives stood at nearly 37,000 and more than 160 villages had been wiped away without a trace.

Harvard University Press, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Authors and affiliations. Katharine J. M. Dickinson. Krakatau: The Destruction and Reassembly of an Island Ecosystem. Harvard University Press, 79 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. xi + 346 pp. (hardcover). Dickinson

After the eruption, Krakatau provided a unique opportunity to study the colonization of a sterile area by plants and animals across a sea barrier and the gradual.

After the eruption, Krakatau provided a unique opportunity to study the colonization of a sterile area by plants and animals across a sea barrier and the gradual. All plant and animal life on Krakatau was obliterated.

Thornton, Ian 369. Krakatau: The Destruction and Reassembly of an Island Ecosystem 39. repopulation of Krakatoa Island 359–60. Trenton, New Jersey 263. Treub, Melchior 364, 365. Krakatau: The Destruction and Reassembly of an Island Ecosystem 396. thrushes 55, 65, 66, 116, 137n.

On August 27, 1883, the island of Krakatau near Java erupted with a force nearly ten thousand times that of the .

After the eruption, Krakatau provided a unique opportunity to study the colonization of a sterile area by plants and animals across a sea barrier and the gradual incorporation of the newcomers into the developing ecosystem

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After the eruption, Krakatau provided a unique opportunity to study the colonization of a sterile area by plants and animals across a sea barrier and the gradual incorporation of the newcomers into the developing ecosystem. Krakatau is a comprehensive account of the reassembly of a tropical forest ecosystem over the past century. Ian Thornton tackles the many questions and controversies surrounding the eruption and its aftermath. He writes, "The natural healing process has followed the most extreme form of ecological destruction possible, total biological extirpation. Yet the islands surviving the 1883 eruption are covered in secondary forest, and over 200 species of plants, 70 species of vertebrates, and thousands of invertebrate species now inhabit these forests."

Krakatau will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand not just the rebirth of Krakatau but also the resilient nature of life everywhere.

Comments

Ndlaitha Ndlaitha
A book written by a botanist so of course it has a lot on the revegetation and reestablishment of all life on Krakatau. As I am not a botanist some chapters kind of lost me. But the basic geology was presented very well, and I'll work on some of the botany parts again.
Zuser Zuser
A fascinating account of life reconquering a completely sterilized site. Paleontologists have looked to Krakatau as an example of what may have happened in North America after the asteroid impact 65 million years ago.
Golden freddi Golden freddi
This book could be enjoyed by a person of any academic level. Although it contained many unfamiliar scientific names and terms, I found it thoroughly interesting and informative. Ian Thornton knows his subject well and has much to teach.