About this book
A world-renowned naturalist takes us to 20 of the remotest and most magical islands on earth. Each one has its own unique wildlife, and history of human settlement, and this is a richly illustrated journey through their delicately-balanced ecosystems, and the humans who have settled, despoiled or cared for them. Anyone interested in wildlife, natural history and armchair travel will find this fascinating, and it will also be a useful introduction for students of biogeography, biodiversity and social history.
Renowned naturalist Roger Lovegrove has travelled to the world's remotest islands, from the South Seas to the Arctic Circle. They are beautiful, dangerous, and inspiring. Here he tells the story of twenty; each a self-contained habitat with a delicately-balanced ecosystem, and each its tales of humans who have settled, despoiled, or cared for them.
|Oxford University Press|