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This is the story of Tetepare, the South Pacific’s largest uninhabited island and the fight to save it from logging and destruction. Peppered with humorous anecdotes and accessible ecological explanation, Read’s writing entertains and informs about the culture, society and wildlife of this intriguing island in the Solomon’s.

John Read is an acclaimed and passionate ecologist and author, with a PhD in Ecosystem Management. John and his wife Katherine fought in the battle to save Tetepare Island and remain actively involved as Patrons of the Tetepare Descendants’ Association.

John’s previous book “Red Sand, Green Heart” (Lothian, 2003) received excellent reviews

“An inspirational adventure by an observant and passionate storyteller” Dick Smith

“This is a journey to one of the last wild specks of land left on Earth by an author every bit as readable as Tim Flannery - a page turner that will leave readers dazzled that such an island still exists.” James Woodford (Author/Journalist)

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