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.
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 Barthélemy.- 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 Curaçao.