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St Helena and Ascension Island: a natural history

Price: 30.00

Philip and Myrtle Ashmole

"all small islands deserve a book like this" Marine Turtle newsletter

"The story of each island which the authors describe is so fascinating that once I had started to read I could not put the book down until I had read it all, and I am sure that many readers will have the same experience." Biological Conservation

St Helena; A Natural History; Front Cover

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St Helena; A Natural History; back cover

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Contents Page
 

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.

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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,
.EH48 9PH


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