Cover: Krakatau in PAPERBACK


The Destruction and Reassembly of an Island Ecosystem

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$38.00 • £30.95 • €34.00

ISBN 9780674505728

Publication Date: 09/01/1997


346 pages

6-3/8 x 9-1/4 inches

7 maps, 13 figures, 26 photos, 1 illustration, 5 tables


  • 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

Awards & Accolades

  • 1996 Professional/Scholarly Publishing Award of the Association of American Publishers, Biological Sciences Category
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