The meaning of islands

manhatta_horizIn our tour around the twenty islands in Roger Lovegrove’s book Islands we have visited far flung regions of the globe.  In addition to simply learning about many obscure and beautiful (or not-so-beautiful) places we have asked ourselves why islands fascinate us so much.  We are lured to islands for treasure, man-made and natural.  We mold islands to be what we want them to be: we stamp them in our own image. What big themes does the image of an island connote?

human ingenuity
human conquest
isolation and loneliness
rights of animals and plants
change and evolution
What other big ideas can you conjure when you view the array of islands we have visited?

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