About this book
Very readable exploration of island biogeography and extinction, which also encompasses travel, nature and ecology. "The witty, pithy, modest prose and the clever interweaving of science and storytelling are of a quality unrivalled in the field" Matt Ridley, "Sunday Telegraph".
In Darwin's time, island biogeography was the science that opened Victorian minds to the wonder of evolution. Today with all the world's wild landscape being chopped into island-like fragments, it's the science of jeopardy and extinction. This book combines science, historical narrative and travel.