This is a wonderful book if you want to learn about island biogeography (note the title), but also just as a fun read for anyone interested in biology. It may be a bit long to count as a light read, it’s about 600 pages, but the author makes it funny and portrays the information in the form of stories and personal accounts. For anyone who is going into ecology, or is already in ecology, this is kind of a must read. It is a wonderful way to be introduced to some major studies and the people who conducted them. The author's other books are also wonderful works of biology writing.