St Helena and Ascension are two of the most isolated
islands in the world, the tips of enormous volcanoes rising from the
depths of the Atlantic Ocean. For any naturalist, questions abound.
How did the islands originate? How did their unique species arise? What
lessons can we learn from the saga of destruction? And how can we care
for the remaining wildlife in the face of human activities?
The authors address these and many other fascinating questions.
They have tried to provide reliable scientific information in an easily
accessible form, and at the same time to convey something of their own
enthusiasm for the natural history of these remarkable islands.
496 pp, 32 colour plates, 226 colour pictures
30 halftone figures
over 200 black and white illustrations
ISBN 0 904614 61 1
Published in 2000
by Anthony Nelson
Sole distributor: Kidston Mill, Peebles,Scotland, U.K,
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