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Landscapes and Landforms of the Lesser Antilles

  • Casey D. Allen

Part of the World Geomorphological Landscapes book series (WGLC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Casey D. Allen
    Pages 1-5
  3. W. Travis Garmon, Casey D. Allen, Kaelin M. Groom
    Pages 7-15
  4. Kaelin M. Groom, Ryan Sincavage, Frederick Chambers
    Pages 17-29
  5. Susanna L. Diller, Casey D. Allen, Ayumi Kuramae, Donald M. Thieme
    Pages 31-43
  6. Jennifer L. Rahn
    Pages 61-84
  7. Richard Edward Arnold Robertson
    Pages 85-98
  8. Amy E Potter, Sean Chenoweth, Mick Day
    Pages 99-116
  9. Elizabeth Nelson
    Pages 117-134
  10. E Arnold Modlin Jr, Casey D Allen
    Pages 135-152
  11. Vanessa Slinger-Friedman
    Pages 153-171
  12. E. Arnold Modlin Jr, Casey D. Allen
    Pages 173-189
  13. Vanessa Slinger-Friedman, Susanna Diller, Lauren Parkinson
    Pages 191-207
  14. Mick Day, Patti Day
    Pages 209-221
  15. Russell Fielding, Alison DeGraff Ollivierre
    Pages 223-241
  16. Casey D. Allen, Susanna L. Diller, Tirzha Zabarauskas
    Pages 243-265
  17. Jeanette C. Arkle, Lewis A. Owen, John C. Weber
    Pages 267-291
  18. Phillip P. Schmutz, Amy E. Potter, E. Arnold Modlin Jr
    Pages 293-317
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 319-321

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.


Caribbean Lesser Antilles Leeward Islands Windward Islands Leeward Antilles Archipelago Caribbean Geomorphology Caribbean Geology Caribbean Hazards Caribbean Tourism Caribbean Heritage Coastal Geomorphology Karst Volcano Carbonate Landforms Subduction

Editors and affiliations

  • Casey D. Allen
    • 1
  1. 1.General EducationWestern Governors UniversitySalt Lake CityUSA

About the editors

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, and follow him on Twitter: @caseallen.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Landscapes and Landforms of the Lesser Antilles
  • Editors Casey D. Allen
  • Series Title World Geomorphological Landscapes
  • Series Abbreviated Title World Geomorphological Landscapes
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science Earth and Environmental Science (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-55785-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85747-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-55787-8
  • Series ISSN 2213-2090
  • Series E-ISSN 2213-2104
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XX, 321
  • Number of Illustrations 2 b/w illustrations, 195 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Geomorphology
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