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  • Beasts in my Belfryby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.41

    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...

  • Ark On The Moveby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.41

    ?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 Ark's Anniversaryby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.41

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Stationary Arkby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 5.41

    ?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...

  • Two in the Bushby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.41

    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$ 5.41

    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...

  • The New Noahby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.41

    If you want to know how to capture, and then make friends with an ant-eater, an electric eel, or a porcupine or a boa-constrictor, this is your book. When Gerald Durrell goes wild-animal hunting he takes interest and affection along with his nets and traps. And his captives enjoy luxury treatment as he discovers how to feed and train them and prepare... more...

  • Fillets of Plaiceby Gerald Durrell

    Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.41

    At that moment came a noise like somebody breaking the backbone of a whale and the palm leaf punka crashed straight onto the table, one end of it completely obliterating the District Commissioner. ?Oh my God!? screamed Mary, upsetting her gin and tonic. ?I?m terribly, terribly sorry, sir,? said Martin to the invisible D.C. The palm fronds rusted and... more...

  • Growing California Native Plants, Second Editionby Marjorie G. Schmidt; Katherine L. Greenberg; Beth Merrick

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 65.00

    First published thirty years ago, the long-awaited second edition of Growing California Native Plants is the ideal hands-on native plant guide for both experienced and novice gardeners. In addition to the voluminous knowledge contributed by Marjorie G. Schmidt, now deceased, Katherine L. Greenberg has taken note of the vibrant state of today?s horticultural... more...