This title examines the science skills you would need to survive on an uninhabited island. It begins with a map showing where these islands are located in the world. The text then looks at the features of these islands and at how you might use these features to help you to survive if you were on an expedition these regions. Aspects of survival are considered and each one is supported by a science activity which readers can perform using everyday materials and equipment. For example, it shows you what to wear, how to find food and drinking water, how to make a shelter, find you way, stay safe and, if necessary, be rescued. There is an easy-to-follow activity on every other spread.
Peter Riley has written books, websites and CDRoms on science subjects from astronomy to zoology. He was Head of Science in a large secondary school for seventeen years before becoming a full-time writer in 1996.