How Islands Transform the World
Elliott & Thompson 2013
9781909653382   Product Code: 19463
Since the dawn of history, islands have been at the heart of our desires - and our fears. Humans have always been drawn to them, whether as sailors or settlers, explorers or scientists, artists or pirates. This intriguing book tells the story of that fascination. It describes their origins as coral reefs or volcanic outcrops, their flora and fauna, and their human settlement, before exploring their role in art and science, from Stevenson's Treasure Island to Darwin's Galapagos.