By Elaine Stratford
Islands and their environs – aerial, terrestrial, aquatic – should be understood as intensifiers, their specific and targeted geographies allowing centred research of many sorts of demanding situations and possibilities. This edited assortment brings jointly numerous rising and confirmed lecturers with services in island experiences, to boot as interest in geopolitics, governance, adaptive means, justice, fairness, self-determination, environmental care and safety, and land administration. separately and jointly, their views supply theoretically important, empirically grounded proof of the contributions human geographers could make to wisdom and figuring out of island areas and where of islands. 9 chapters have interaction with the subjects, matters, and concepts that characterise the borderlands among island stories and human geography and allied fields, and are contributed via authors for whom issues of position, area, setting, and scale are key, and for whom islands carry an abiding fascination. The penultimate bankruptcy is very extra experimental – a talk between those authors and the editor – whereas the final bankruptcy bargains well timed reflections upon island geographies’ previous and destiny, penned through the 1st named professor of island geography, Stephen Royle.