Title La Faune Terrestre de l'Ile de Sainte-Helene
Condition Fine unused set
Inventory number 001445
1970-1977. 4 volumes. 26cm. Pp.viii,227; x,530; x,533; x,575. 45 plates, 838 figures, 4 maps. Paperback, fine set.
La Faune Terrestre de l'Ile de Sainte-Helene, the standard account of terrestrial fauna of the volcanic tropical island of St. Helena.
Between 1791 and 1833, Saint Helena became the site of a series of experiments in conservation and reforestation. This environmental intervention was closely linked to the conceptualisation of the processes of environmental change and helped establish the roots of environmentalism. A Millennium Forest project was established in 2002 to replant part of the lost Great Wood and is now managed by the Saint Helena National Trust.
Although this work is, Latin names aside, entirely in French, St. Helena is a British Overseas Territory in the south Atlantic Ocean.
Volume 4 pictured
La Faune Terrestre de l'Ile de Sainte-Helene