The Illustrated Library of the Earth
Edited by Robert E. Stevenson and Frank H. Talbot
Reader’s Digest, 1994, ISBN 0864385625, colour photographs and illustrations throughout, photographic end papers, large hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and small tears to edges and corners (see photographs)
“A team of experts, from fields such as oceanography, geophysics, marine biology, natural history, anthropology, and archaeology, under the guidance of consultant editors Dr. Robert E. Stevenson and Dr. Frank H. Talbot, has contributed to this volume. The opening section, The Island Realm, deals with the physical nature of islands; the second section, Laboratories of Life, examines the life-forms that colonize, flourish in, adapt to, and sometimes depart from island environments; and the final section, Islands and people, explores the role islands have played, and continue to play, in human history and culture.
The lively and informative text is accompanied by more than 150 color photographs from all over the world, and illustrations, maps, and diagrams especially prepared for this volume. Islands takes us into some extraordinary environments, and leaves us with a heightened awareness of our responsibility toward the fragile island ecosystems so many of us inhabit.’”