Socotra: A Natural History of the Islands and Their People

Socotra: A Natural History of the Islands and Their People


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This richly illustrated book provides the first comprehensive review of the natural history of these islands. The islands became a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve in 2003 and have been nominated as a World Heritage site. While documenting Socotra's geolo

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ISBN-13: 9789622177703
Publisher: Odyssey Publications, Ltd.
Publication date: 02/19/2007
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 8.80(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.50(d)

About the Author

Authors Catherine Cheung and Lyndon DeVantier lived on Socotra for three years during the late 1990s. The two marine ecologists share a broad interest in natural and cultural history, and in communicating science and conservation to the public. Science editor Kay Van Damme, hydrobiologist at Ghent University in Belgium, has extensively explored the freshwater and cave ecosystems of Socotra, and is passionate about all aspects of the islands' present and past.

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