Description - Krakatau by Ian W.B. Thornton
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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(235mm x 162mm x 19mm)
Harvard University Press
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Author Biography - Ian W.B. Thornton
Ian Thornton was Emeritus Professor of Zoology, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia.