Hardback with dustcover over navy rexine boards with gilt lettering to spine.
The South African islands Marion and Prince Edward belong to the very rare spots on earth which have not been spoilt by man. On the cold and storm beaten beaches of these islands millions of sea birds live amidst herds of elephant seals.
This volume is a comprehensive report compiled by an international panel of 40 experts on the results of the 1965/66 South African Biological-Geological Expedition to these remote islands. The origin of these volcanic isalnds, their former glaciation, and the way in which their interesting flora and fauna could have evolved has been described. The islands proved to be an ideal laboratory for geologists and biologists to study such diverse subjects as plant communities, bird behaviour, fossil pollen and geochemistry.
The non-specialist reader will find special interest in the detailed descriptions of plant and of bird life, including a behaviour study of the Gantoo penguin-both of which sections are illustrated with drawings and often dramatic photographs in colour.
Half-Title, Colour Frontispiece. Title, Contents, Foreword, The South African Biological and Geological Expedition, Introduction. xi plus 427 pages text, tables and charts. With supporting photographic illustrations and maps to rear pocket.
Odd spot to edges. Very clean copy.
- Jacket Condition: Very Good
- Binding Condition: Very Good
- Overall Condition: Very Good
- Size: 28.5 x 22 cm