Falkland Islands

Falkland Islands

by William Wagstaff

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781841620374
Publisher: Bradt Publications UK
Publication date: 11/01/2001
Series: Travel Guide Series
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 5.38(w) x 8.48(h) x 0.49(d)

About the Author

William Wagstaff is a wildlife tour guide who leads trips to the Falkland Islands. He lives on the Isles of Scilly, off the British coast.

Table of Contents

AcknowledgementsVIII
IntroductionIX
Part 1General Information1
Chapter 1Background Information3
Geology and geography4
Climate5
History6
Politics18
Economy19
People20
Religion21
Culture21
Chapter 2Natural History23
Flora23
Marine algae29
Animals29
Birds33
Insects47
Seashells and crustacea47
Conservation48
Chapter 3Practical Information51
When to go51
Highlights/Suggested itineraries51
Tour operators53
Red tape56
Getting there and away57
Health58
Safety58
Money59
Getting around59
Accommodation60
Eating and drinking63
Public holidays64
Places of worship64
Shopping64
Arts and entertainment65
Photography65
Media and communications66
Business67
Cultural dos and don'ts68
Local charities68
Part 2The Guide69
Chapter 4Port Stanley71
History71
Getting there73
Getting around73
Local tour operators74
Where to stay74
Where to eat75
Shopping75
What to see77
Chapter 5East Falkland83
Gypsy Cove
Cape Pembroke and Surf Bay83
Kidney Island and Kidney Cove88
Port Louis94
Volunteer Point98
Seal Bay103
Salvador103
Cape Dolphin104
San Carlos/Port San Carlos105
Darwin/Goose Green108
Bleaker Island111
Chapter 6West Falkland113
Port Howard113
Excursions from Port Howard117
Other accommodation on West Falkland122
Chapter 7Sea Lion Island125
History125
Getting there126
Where to stay126
What to see126
Chapter 8Pebble Island131
History131
Getting there133
Getting around133
Where to stay133
What to see and do134
Chapter 9Carcass, West Point and New Island141
Carcass Island141
West Point Island145
New Island147
Chapter 10Saunders Island and Keppel Island153
Saunders Island153
Keppel Island159
Chapter 11Weddell, Staats and Beaver Islands161
Weddell Island161
Staats and Beaver Islands164
Appendix 1Selected Flora and Fauna167
Appendix 2Further Reading171
Index173
List of Maps
Bleaker Island111
Carcass Island142
East Falkland, north96
Falkland Islands3
Kidney Island90
Narrows Island121
New Island148
Pebble Island132
Port Howard116
Saunders Island and Keppel Island152
Sea Lion Island124
Stanley76
Stanley area84
Weddell, Staats and Beaver Islands162
West Falkland114
West Point Island146

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