This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate. After bringing multiple species of african animals back to the Channel Island of Jersey to populate their new zoo, British naturalist Gerald Durrell and his wife followed their passion for wildlife preservation on a journey to South America.
The Whispering Land The Zoo Memoirs Book 2 - Naturalist gerald durrell recalls his expedition to South America to find exotic animals in this follow-up to A Zoo in My Luggage.
A Zoo in My Luggage The Zoo Memoirs Book 1Open Road Media - . . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate. Told with wit and a zest for all things furry and feathered, Durrell’s A Zoo in My Luggage is a brilliant account of how a pioneer of wildlife preservation came to found a new type of zoo.
The wild nature of the animals created quite a bit of chaos, but the Durrells’ problems really began when they attempted to return to Britain with their exotic new friends. After a decade of supplying creatures for other people’s zoos, birds, where they collected numerous mammals, in 1957 Gerald Durrell and his wife set off on an adventurous journey to the Cameroons in West Africa, and reptiles.
A Zoo in My Luggage The Zoo Memoirs Book 1 - Not only did they have to get them safely home, they also had to find somewhere able and—more importantly—willing to house them. Any reasonable person smitten with an ambition of this sort would have secured the zoo first and obtained the animals afterwards. But throughout my life I have rarely if ever achieved what I wanted by tackling it in a logical fashion.
A british naturalist and his wife acquire a menagerie of animals and set up their own zoo in this delightful memoir by the author of the Corfu Trilogy. For many years I had wanted to start a zoo. .
Menagerie Manor The Zoo Memoirs Book 3Open Road Media - Spurred by his passion for animals and a lifelong dream, in the spring of 1959 Gerald Durrell opened the Jersey Zoo—now known as the Durrell Wildlife Park—on the grounds of an old manor house. The menagerie provided a safe habitat for rare and endangered species and exposed its human visitors to the wonders of nature.
Dealing with escapee animals and overdrawn bank accounts, Durrell soon discovered that owning and operating a fledgling zoo was no easy task. . The beloved naturist and author of My Family and Other Animals shares the pleasures and pitfalls of opening a zoo on the English Channel Island of Jersey. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Menagerie Manor The Zoo Memoirs Book 3 - But despite the setbacks, often hilarious stories make clear that, these charming, for Durrell, ensuring the park’s success and helping the creatures he loved so dearly was worth any obstacle.
The Bafut BeaglesOpen Road Media - There, the fon of bafut, a frog with a mysterious coat of hair, he meets the nero-like local ruler, set off on a journey with the famed British naturalist’s group of hunters and his pack of motley hunting dogs as they encounter an array of exotic creatures, including flying mice, keeping, and teacup-size monkeys; and witness the joys and problems of collecting, who likes a man who can hold his liquor—will Durrell be able to get on his good side? In this unique memoir, booming squirrels, and transporting wild animals from Africa to England.
In 1949, gerald durrell embarks with fellow zoologist Kenneth Smith on an expedition to collect rare animals in the British Cameroons in West Central Africa. Travel to the wilds of cameroon with the conservationist whose work inspired Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu on public television. . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Three Singles to AdventureOpen Road Media - He traveled up the essequibo River into the lush tropical forests and trekked across a landscape teeming with life and color. He encountered the sakiwinki monkey and the sloth with curiously green fur, heard the horrifying sounds of rampaging piranhas, and learned how to lasso a galloping anteater. On his journey, durrell experienced all kinds of adventures: some amusing, some thrilling, and some extremely irritating.
Journey to south america on a search for endangered species with the author of My Family and Other Animals. . This remarkable memoir will take you into a wild place in another time, accompanied by the highly entertaining naturalist whose writings inspired popular Masterpiece series The Durrells in Corfu.
Three Singles to Adventure - He even met an ill-tempered anaconda and an overly affectionate bird. In 1950, gerald durrell set off for british guiana now Guyana to collect native wildlife and bring it back to his Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust on the island of Jersey in the English Channel. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons: A Journey to the Flora and Fauna of a Unique IslandOpen Road Media - The island saw many other animals vanish from its soil, and by the 1970s, numerous species were close to being eliminated. Durrell sets out on a search for bats and pink pigeons, climbing near-vertical rock faces to find Telfair’s skinks and Gunther’s geckos, and swimming about coral reefs with multicolored marine life.
This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate. . Travel to mauritius on a quest to save endangered species with the British naturalist whose work inspired Masterpiece production The Durrells in Corfu. Enter Gerald Durrell. Golden bats and pink pigeons is a delightful and inspiring adventure by the author of My Family and Other Animals, among other much-loved memoirs.
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons: A Journey to the Flora and Fauna of a Unique Island - The green and mountainous island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean was once the home of the ill-fated dodo. But rounding up a collection to take back with him to his animal sanctuary in the English Channel won’t be easy: There are many dangers awaiting him.
Fillets of PlaiceOpen Road Media - His adventures range from a rollicking birthday party to a London pet shop to the exotic locale of deepest Africa. A compendium of outrageous tales, and anyone looking for a heartwarming, Fillets of Plaice is perfect for longtime fans of Durrell’s work, riotous read. The celebrated naturalist and author of the Corfu Trilogy, shares more humorous reflections on a life spent among humans and animals.
In fillets of plaice, he compiles a quintet of hilarious stories that touch on all of the above and more—from his unconventional childhood to his passion for animal conservation as an adult. In my family and other animals and its sequels, Gerald Durrell writes of his family’s antics during their time on the Greek island of Corfu.
Fillets of Plaice - . This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate. In his later memoirs, he vividly describes his expeditions to other, faraway places. Throughout it all, Durrell entertains with his signature charming, witty voice.
The Aye-Aye and IOpen Road Media - In 1990, gerald durrell; his wife, lee; and a television crew embarked on a rescue mission to one of the most interesting places in the world: the island of Madagascar. Recognizable by its big eyes and long fingers, the strange, rare aye-aye was an animal of incredible fascination for Durrell, one he felt compelled to conserve as its habitat was taken away by deforestation.
First-rate entertainment”: the author of the Corfu Trilogy recounts his expedition to Madagascar and search for the elusive, endangered aye-aye Publishers Weekly. In this passionate memoir, durrell’s funny, vibrant voice shines as he describes the magical landscape of Madagascar, the exotic animals that inhabit it, and the challenges of his expedition to preserve an important part of our ever-changing world.
The Aye-Aye and I - It was there that they hoped to record and capture the endangered aye-aye, the world’s largest nocturnal primate. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate. .
The Garden of the Gods The Corfu Trilogy Book 3Open Road Media - In addition to his tales of wild animals, durrell recounts stories about his even wilder family—including his widowed mother, and elder siblings Lawrence, Louisa, Leslie, and Margo—with undeniable wit and humor. . When his family moved to a greek island, young naturalist Gerald Durrell was able to indulge his passion for wildlife of all sorts as he discovered the new world around him—and the creatures and people who inhabited it.
Indeed, durrell’s years growing up on Corfu would inspire the rest of his life. Part of the trilogy of memoirs that inspired the television show The Durrells in Corfu: A naturalist’s adventures with animals—and humans—on a Greek island. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
The Garden of the Gods The Corfu Trilogy Book 3 - The final chapter in durrell’s reflections on his family’s time in Greece before the start of World War II, The Garden of the Gods is a fascinating look at the childhood of a naturalist who was ahead of his time.
Birds, Beasts and Relatives The Corfu Trilogy Book 2Open Road Media - After a boyhood spent studying zoology and acquiring the island’s exotic insects, and sea creatures as pets, mammals, reptiles, birds, Durrell’s budding naturalism would later bloom into a passion for conservation that would last a lifetime. In the years before world war ii, gerald Durrell’s family left the gloomy shores of England for the sun-drenched island of Corfu.
Against this picturesque backdrop, Durrell fondly recalls his family’s disorderly household and outrageous antics, including their interactions with locals of both human and animal varieties. . Filled with clever observations, amusing anecdotes, Birds, and childlike wonder, Beasts and Relatives is half nature guide, half coming-of-age tale, and all charmingly funny memoir.
Birds, Beasts and Relatives The Corfu Trilogy Book 2 - The follow-up to my family and other animals and the inspiration for The Durrells in Corfu: A naturalist’s memoir of his family’s time on a Greek island. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gerald Durrell including rare photos from the author’s estate.
Gerald Durrell: The Authorised Biography Text OnlyHarperCollins - His other books include ‘birds, beasts and relatives’, ‘The Bafut Beagles’ and ‘A Zoo in My Luggage’. Above all, he paved the way in print for the popular presentation of the natural world on television and presented twelve series himself – the early ones, of his own expeditions. Sir david attenborough has said: ‘He was responsible for changing people’s attitudes to zoology and changing their agenda.
. He showed them small animals could be as interesting as apes and elephants…He was a pioneer with a marvellous sense of humour. His brother was the famous writer Lawrence Durrell. This edition does not include illustrations. The authorised biography of the great naturalist and conservationist Gerald Durrell, who died aged seventy in January 1995 in Jersey, where he founded the zoo he’d dreamed of as a small boy and pioneered the captive breeding of animals for conservation.
Gerald Durrell: The Authorised Biography Text Only - Gerald durrell was a world-famous naturalist and popular author who wrote, in all, some thirty-seven immensely readable yarns, including the bestselling ‘My Family and Other Animals’.