Glossary of "Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet (2nd ed.)" by Botkin & Keller (1998)
- An island separated from the mainland by a salt marsh. It generally consists of a multiple system of beach ridges and is separated from other barrier islands by inlets that allow the exchange of seawater with lagoon water.
- Botkin, D. B. & Keller, E. A. 1998. Environmental Science: Earth as a Living Planet, 2nd ed. -xxxxii + 649 pp. John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York.