For as long as its existence has been known, the frozen continent at the bottom of the world has variously been the much sought-after prize of explorers, scientists, conservationists and politicians; often at the same time.
In addition to their many other charms, islands are ecologically fascinating. Each one is unique, many are home to some of the world’s most remarkable plants and animals, and all susceptible to the effects of human activity. Roger Lovegrove, former director of the RSPB in Wales knows this, and in his recently published Islands Beyond the […]
Many years ago, I learned through experience that when I wanted to learn about a subject that was more or less wholly new to me that one of the best ways to begin was to see if Oxford University Press had included a volume about it in their Very Short Introductions series. Now numbering over […]
In light of he increased attention now being paid to New York Harbor as a result of Hurricane Sandy, it is indeed a timely coincidence that a revised and updated edition of John Waldman’s Heartbeats in the Muck; the History, Sea Life, and Environment of New York Harbor has been published by Empire State Editions, an […]