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Fair Isle:

Fair Isle Bird Observatory Report, for 2007. No.60 Shaw. Fair Isle Bird Observatory. 2007
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Falkland Islands:

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Razorís Edge, Bicheno. Phoenix, London, 2007
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Socotra Island:

Island of the Drangonís Blood, Botting.D, Wilfred Funk, New York, 1958
National Geographic. Vol 221,No.6,June 2012
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Yemen, Bradt, England, 2007
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Desert and Forest. Nesbitt.L. Jonathan Cape, London, 1934
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Islands & conservation:

Natural Selection and Beyond- the intellectual legacy of Alfred Russel Wallace. Smith & Beccaloni, Oxford University Press, Oxford. 2008
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Joshua Tree,the complete guide.Kaiser. Destination Press, China, 2008
Richtersveld,Cultural and Botanical Landscape. Fleminger. South Bound Publishers, Johannesburg, 2008
Richtersveld, The Enchantered Wilderness,Williamson.Umdaus Press, Hatfield, 2000
To the South Seas. Pinchot.G. Hutchinson, London, 1930
Aku-Aku. Heyerdahl. T. Rand McNally, New York, 1958
American Indians in the Pacific. Heyerdahl.T.Victor Pettersons, Stockholm, 1952
The Future. Gore.A. W.H.Allen, UK, 2013


Thanks in equal measure to Rafael Pesantes on the Galapagos Islands, Deryk Shaw on Fair Isle, and Gary Bell on Shetland. Jenny Loxton on Sea Lion Island and Allan White on Pebble Island in the Falkland Islands and Ahmed Saeid Suliman on Socotra Island. The staff of North Ronaldsay Bird Observatory on North Ronaldsay Island in the Orkney Islands. Without these knowledgeable experts sharing their wealth of expertise of their home islands with me, there would be no website.

The photographs were taken by the author using Canon Cameraís and lenses. Galapagos was visited in 2007, Socotra in 2008, Falkland Islands in 2009 and Fair Isle in 2012.

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