A Note on Sources

This Web site is an attempt to provide the most accurate information on the world's islands.

Thousands of maps, reference works, books, Web sites, and articles have informed its creation. As sources routinely contradict each other, I am forced to judge their accuracy, with approximately the following weights:

  1. detailed topographic maps, photos, visits
  2. official mapping, statistical agencies
  3. high-credibility reference sources (e.g., Encyclopedia Britannica), scientific articles
  4. journalism and high-quality travel reference (e.g., Moon and Lonely Planet)
  5. popular books and television
  6. informal sources on the Internet and Web, and interviews

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Last modified 11/2/05--------------------------- Copyright 2006 Joshua Calder

Contact Joshua Calder at jcalder@erols.com with questions or suggestions.