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  • Ark On The Moveby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.34

    ?Even the most cautious of travellers would, I think,be thrilled at the idea of visiting a remote tropical island.  There seems to be something about tropical islands that stirs the blood of even the most unadventurous souls.? Lying in the Indian Ocean, the islands of Mauritius and Madagascar ? where millions of years of evolutionary isolation created... more...

  • The Drunken Forestby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.34

    Gerald Durrell is among the best-selling authors in English. His adventurous spirit and his spontaneous gift for narrative and anecdote stand out in his accounts of expeditions in Africa and South America in search of rare animals. He divines the characters of these creatures with the same clear, humorous and unsentimental eyes with which he regards... more...

  • Three Singles to Adventure (Bello)by Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.34

    Gerald Durrell is on his way to South America on a quest to capture specimens that have never before been brought back alive. And it turns into quite an adventure when he encounters timid squirrel monkeys, wailing rats, an overly affectionate bird christened Cuthbert and a bad-tempered anaconda! Bringing back a living collection of animals can be frustrating,... more...

  • The Ark's Anniversaryby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.34

    When Gerald Durrell was six he told his mother that he intended to have his own zoo. This is the story of how he achieved his ambition ? and how his dream grew into The Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, to become a major world force in wildlife conservation. Whether the author is on the trail of a bank manager or a pigmy hoe, whether he is courting... more...

  • Catch Me a Colobusby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.34

    A pot-pourri of humorous animal anecdotes concocted by the famous wildlife lover, leading conservationist and award-winning author, Gerald Durrell. Hectic, hilarious days at his Jersey zoo and forays to various corners of the earth to rescue animal species in danger of extinction provide a series of wonderful stories that are wry, witty and wonderful.... more...

  • Beasts in my Belfryby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.34

    Over a year at Whipsnade Zoo we encounter a typically absurd cast ? including Albert the lion, who's a dab hand at ventriloquism, and Teddy the brown bear, with whom the young Durrell sings duets. This is a charming account of Gerald Durrell?s first job as a student keeper in WhipsnadePark in 1945. With notebook and pen in hand, the eager young Durrell... more...

  • The Stationary Arkby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.34

    ?What we tried to do in Jersey is create a new sort of zoo. I think we have succeeded.? In this important book Gerald Durrell describes his battles to create his vision of a new sort of zoo at Jersey with descriptions of his successes and failures with a liberal sprinkling of zoo animal tales on the way. Much of Gerald Durrell's long-standing basic... more...

  • Fragile Giantsby Cornelia F. Mutel

    University of Iowa Press 1989; US$ 35.95

    The Loess Hills lie in a narrow band just east of the Missouri River and define most of the western boundary of Iowa. This is the natural history of these hills of wind-deposited silt. more...

  • Two in the Bushby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.34

    Two in the Bush is a record of the six-month journey which took Gerald Durrell, his wife Jacquie, and two cameramen through New Zealand, Australia and Malaya. The object was, first, to see what was being done about the conservation of wild life in these countries, and, secondly, to make a series of television films for the BBC. They were introduced... more...

  • Marrying Off Mother and Other Storiesby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.34

    In this collection of stories by naturalist and animal lover Gerald Durrell, we are introduced to an eccentric cast of characters, including a perfume-wearing truffle pig and his jealous owner; an ageing set of alcoholic southern belles; a young, handsome sea captain who meets a tragic fate; a whisky-drinking hangman in Paraguay who is haunted by his... more...