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, Landscapes and Landforms of the Lesser Antilles 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.
Chapter 1. Small Islands, Intriguing Landscapes
Chapter 2. Geologic and Tectonic Background of the Lesser Antilles
Chapter 3. The Virgin Islands
Chapter 4. Anguilla
Chapter 5. Saint Martin/Sint Maarten and Saint Barthelemy
Chapter 6. Saba and St. Eustatius (Statia)
Chapter 7. St. Kitts and Nevis
Chapter 8. Antigua and Barbuda
Chapter 9. Montserrat
Chapter 10. Guadeloupe
Chapter 11. Dominica
Chapter 12. Martinique
Chapter 13. St. Lucia
Chapter 14. Barbados
Chapter 15. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Chapter 16. Grenada
Chapter 17. Trinidad and Tobago
Chapter 18: Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao
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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.