`This is an authoritative book the Seychelles fully deserve, and one which will substantially promote conservation.'
World Birdwatch, 7:2 (1985)
`The book will long remain the standard scientific work on the islands. It is a work of major importance...'
The Geographical Journal, 151 (1985)
`...an outstanding collection of papers by excellent selected authors dealing mainly with the zoogeography and higher plant geography of the (political) Seychelles Islands.'