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This revised edition of Herbert E. Sadler’s important work is an authoritative history of the Turks & Caicos Islands from the earliest times to the 1980s.
The only comprehensive work on the Islands’ history, Sadler’s book is insightful, well-researched and captures the spirited past of the Turks & Caicos. As well as being an invaluable reference tool for students of Caribbean history, it is a worthwhile and enjoyable memento for people with an interest in these islands.
Over the last decade the Turks and Caicos Islands, situated just south of the Bahamas, have won international acclaim as a premier scuba diving destination and luxury retreat. While the unrivaled marine life and wondrous beaches serve as the main magnet, these islands have much more to offer the discerning tourist.
The Turks and Caicos Islands takes the reader on a colorful journey throughout this small archipelago, exploring its natural delights and amazing history, from Taino Indian occupation to future island developments. The brilliant turquoise of the waters that are home to the famous coral reefs and the many species of marine life have been captured on film using sophisticated underwater camera techniques. And, the flora and fauna of the islands are not only described in detail but are also accompanied by fine illustrations. This book truly is a tribute to a beautiful unspoiled part of the world.
About the Author
Phil Davies trained as a tropical marine biologist, and his career has taken him around the globe with two years spent in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Julia Davies was initially torn between pursuing a career in the natural sciences or art. She has been able to combine both these loves through illustrating and co-authoring this book. Having also trained as a marine biologist, she has been involved with various conservation projects and marine education.
This 3rd edition of the ever popular guidebook has been fully updated to reflect the changes in visitor destinations from Grand Turk to Provo, while retaining the insight into the culture and history often overlooked in other guidebooks that combine TCI with The Bahamas.
About the Author
Amelia Smithers is a former resident of Grand Turk and for several years worked for the Islands local newspaper, Turks and Caicos Weekly News. She now lives in Switzerland. Anthony Taylor moved to the Turks and Caicos Islands in 1998 where he worked for the Times of the Islands magazine, and the local newspaper, The Free Press.