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    DescriptionIslands have an irresistible attraction and an enduring appeal. Naturalist Roger Lovegrove has visited many of the most remote islands in the world, and in this book he takes the reader to twenty that fascinate him the most. Some are familiar but most are little known; they range from the storm-bound island of South Georgia and the ice-locked Arctic island of Wrangel to the wind-swept, wave-lashed Mykines and St Kilda. The range is diverse and spectacular; and whether distant, offshore, inhabited, uninhabited, tropical or polar, each is a unique self-contained habitat with a delicately-balanced ecosystem, and each has its own mystique and ineffable magnetism. Central to each story is also the impact of human settlers. Lovegrove recounts unforgettable tales of human endeavour, tragedy, and heroism. But consistently, he has to report on the mankind's negative impact on wildlife and habitats - from the exploitation of birds for food to the elimination of native vegetation for crops. By looking not only at the biodiversity of each island, but also the uneasy relationship between its wildlife and the involvement of man, he provides a richly detailed account of each island, its diverse wildlife, its human history, and the efforts of conservationists to retain these irreplaceable sites.


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    Title
    Islands Beyond the Horizon
    Subtitle
    The Life of Twenty of the World's Most Remote Places
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Roger Lovegrove
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 162 mm
    Height: 225 mm
    Thickness: 27 mm
    Weight: 442 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199606498
    ISBN 10: 0199606498
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCP
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.1
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WN, RNC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI026000, NAT037000
    Ingram Subject Code: EV
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SCI020000
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 577.52
    LC subject heading:
    DC23: 577.52
    LC classification: QH541.5.I8 L68 2012
    Ingram Theme: INDS/ENVSTD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    Approx 20 black and white illustrations, an 8pp colour plate section, and some maps
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    12 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Roger Lovegrove was Director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds in Wales for 27 years and since retirement has been a member of the board of The Countryside Council for Wales. He is the author of some ten books, including Birds of Wales, The Red Kite's Tale, and most recently, SilentFields.
    Review quote
    Lovegrove manages to capture each island's identity and mystery and transmits his affection for these faraway places. Northern Echo This book is a pleasure to read. The author's style is crisp, vivid and clear. Tony Marr, Ibis
    Table of contents
    Preface ; Acknowledgements ; Introduction ; 1. Wrangel ; 2. Chinijo Archipelago ; 3. Jan Mayen ; 4. Mykines ; 5. Guam ; 6. San Blas Islands ; 7. Ascension ; 8. Fernando de Noronha ; 9. Mingulay ; 10. Pico ; 11. Tristan da Cunha ; 12. Vigur ; 13. St Kilda ; 14. South Georgia ; 15. Halfmoon Island ; 16. The Skelligs ; 17. Isle aux Aigrettes ; 18. Solovetski Islands ; 19. St Peter and St Paul Rocks ; 20. Tuamotu Archipelago ; Epilogue ; Scientific Names of Species ; References