Mynd af SURTSEY in Focus - ENSKA

SURTSEY in Focus - ENSKA

HÆGT ER AÐ FÁ BÓKINA SENDA Á NÆSTA PÓSTHÚS GEGN 700kr GJALDI EÐA SÆKJA HANA TIL EDDU ÚTGÁFU, HÁDEGISMÓUM 2 (Hús Árvakurs).

Surtsey is a unique island. Fifty years have passed since Surtsey´s history began with an eruption on the ocean floor southwest of the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago in 1963. A marvellous opportunity for geological and biological research was granted, marking the start of an uninterrupted, globally unique research programme that lasted 50 years. The eruption is the longest one ever observed in Iceland.

Research has been continuous, providing unique data and leading to Surtsey’s inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2008.

This book provides an exceptional opportunity to view the hidden world of Surtsey, and readers can enjoy being expertly guided through the fifty years of the island’s history. Changes have been remarkable from the start, and the book covers Surtsey’s geology, vegetation and bird life, as well as its evolving community of invertebrates. The unfolding developments are explained clearly with words and magnificent photographs, most of which have not been publicly available until now.


224 pages



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Edda útgáfa - Hádegismóar 2 (Hús Árvakurs) - 110 Reykjavík Sími 522 2000