Life on Surtsey, Iceland's Upstart Island

Life on Surtsey, Iceland's Upstart Island

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"In this addition to the Scientists in the Field series, readers join scientists as they tackle something unusual in the world of ecosystems: colonization. Not a colonization by people, but one of cells, seeds, spores, and other life forms that blow in, fly in, float in, and struggle to survive on the beautiful but harsh new island of Surtsey"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
ISBN: 9780544687233
054468723X
Characteristics: 73 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 x 29 cm.

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New islands aren’t formed every day, but in 1963, a massive volcanic eruption off the coast of Iceland created the island of Surtsey. Join entomologist Erling Ólaffson as he studies the life forms daring enough to spring up and take hold on such new and stark terrain. It’s another informational p... Read More »


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