Exploration, Travel & Travel History
Roger Lovegrove tells the stories of 20 of the remotest islands in the world. The former director of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds ranges far and wide from the Arctic and Antarctic to the Atlantic and Pacific. There are familiar islands such as South Georgia and St Kilda and lesser-known ones such as Halfmoon Island, a haven for penguins near the Antarctic, and tropical Tuamotu in French Polynesia. Lovegrove shows how humans have had an impact on these island paradises, exploiting birds for food and eliminating native vegetation. And he reveals the fragile beauty and wildlife that still gives these islands their mystique.
Lovegrove was director of the RSPB for 27 years. He has written ten books including Birds of Wales, The Red Kite’s Tale and Silent Fields.