The Last Island is the story of a young couple who after being cast adrift for several days find an island.
It is paradise, with wildlife, trees, fruit of every kind. They cut down the trees in order to build a house and a bigger boat.
As the trees deplete the storms are more severe and so they cut down more trees for fuel to keep warm.
After one really bad storm they emerge from their house to discover they have cut down every tree.
The island slips back into the sea with no trees for protection. They are forced to leave in search of a new Island.