MAN IN THE MODERN WORLD
number the human inhabitants many-fold, and their congregations
on the bird rocks are not easily to be surpassed. Seals bob up
wherever you anchor, and it is a poor day when you do not see a
school of porpoises or small whales and some 25-foot basking sharks
It has a unique history and pressing human problems of a dwindling
population, top-heavy with old people.
To the biologists and naturalists of Britain it is a laboratory on the
doorstep of their own country where they can find an inexhaustible
store of material for the study of evolution in action.