Geography of Small Islands

Outposts of Globalisation

  • Beate M.W.┬áRatter

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  9. Back Matter
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About this book


This book is dedicated to the study of the islands and their role in a globalised world. Beside Coastal or Oceanic/Marine Geography, there is little comprehensive material about the speciality of small island geography so far. It aims to bridge natural, social and cultural science perspectives. In Geography of Small Islands readers learn about the physical development of islands, their cultural and political importance, as well as their economic particularities. This book appeals to researchers, students and scholars with an interest in the special characteristics in spatialities of islands.


Economic Geography Insularity Islandness Nissology Physical Geography Small Islands Socio-ecological Complex Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Beate M.W.┬áRatter
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  1. 1.Institute of GeographyUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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