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World Geomorphological Landscapes

Landscapes and Landforms of the Lesser Antilles

Editors: Allen, Casey D. (Ed.)

  • Nearly 200 color photographs and images illustrating the Lesser Antilles’ stunning natural environments
  • Provides the only comprehensive coverage of each Lesser Antillean island’s geomorphological and geological features
  • Separate chapters for each island/island set that include discussions of hazards, heritage, and tourism
  • The definitive compendium for the Caribbean scholar
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About this book

This book focuses on the highly touristed, but surprisingly under-researched Lesser Antilles region. After offering a brief overview of the region’s geologic and tectonic history, as well as its basic climatology, subsequent chapters then discuss each island’s (or island set’s) geomorphology and geology, and how the settlement history, tourism, and hazards have affected their individual landscapes. Written by regional experts and replete with up-to-date information, stunning color imagery, and beautiful cartography (maps), it is the only comprehensive, scientific evaluation of the Lesser Antilles, and serves as the region’s definitive reference resource. Accessible to non-experts and amateur explorers, the book includes in-depth discussions and reference sections for each island/island set. Usable as both a textbook and guidebook, it offers readers a straightforward yet detailed assessment of an interesting and intriguing – but often-overlooked and under-appreciated – locale.

About the authors

A champion of fieldwork, award-winning teacher, mentor, Early Career Scholar, and Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Casey D. Allen maintains wide-ranging interests. Though well-regarded in the fields of geomorphology (the “Science of Scenery”), rock/cultural stone decay, humanistic geography, and geographic education, his passion rests in helping students explore and discover landscapes as Traditional and Romantic Geographers. Case’s first job out of college took him to Chile, Mexico, and Peru where he worked as a survey engineer for a mining exploration company. After deciding to turn his focus to teaching, he earned a degree in Secondary (Science) Education (Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah) before then becoming a professional Academic Advisor and adjunct faculty member at his alma mater, Weber State University in Ogden, Utah (BS Geography). Moving on, he took a faculty position at St. George’s University (Grenada, West Indies) as the Coordinator of their combined degree (B.Sc/MD) program, and became enamored with the Caribbean. Several years later, he completed his PhD (Geography) at Arizona State University. Aside from the Caribbean, interests and expertise also include arid regions, sustainability, rock art & geoarchaeology, biological soil crusts, and regional studies. Dr. Allen also administers two international field study programs: Sustainability in the Caribbean and his popular Geography by Rail®. See his latest research at http://caseallen.com, and follow him on Twitter: @caseallen.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Small Islands, Intriguing Landscapes

    Allen, Casey D.

    Pages 1-5

  • Geologic and Tectonic Background of the Lesser Antilles

    Garmon, W. Travis (et al.)

    Pages 7-15

  • The Virgin Islands

    Groom, Kaelin M. (et al.)

    Pages 17-29

  • Anguilla

    Diller, Susanna L. (et al.)

    Pages 31-43

  • Saint Martin/Sint Maarten and Saint Barthélemy

    Fielding, Russell

    Pages 45-59

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55787-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-55785-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Landscapes and Landforms of the Lesser Antilles
Editors
  • Casey D. Allen
Series Title
World Geomorphological Landscapes
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-55787-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-55787-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-55785-4
Series ISSN
2213-2090
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 321
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 195 illustrations in colour
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