Ark on the Move

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Pan Macmillan, Dec 16, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 72 pages

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 a flora and fauna unique in the world – provide the exotic setting for Gerald Durrell's expeditionary rescue work with animals. In his personal and delightful way he entertains, educates and makes a dramatic appeal to us all about the distressing state of these beautiful and endangered species around the world and shows us the serious consequences to life and its future on this earth.

Ark on the Move is an exciting journey which also inspired an international television series based on the author's rescue and breeding operations.

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I love Gerard Durrell and his books. However, I didn’t find this one so captivating because he here focuses on the various animals that fascinate him, and there wasn’t so much room for humour, though ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Gerald Durrell was one of Britain's best loved authors and pioneering naturalists. His books, such as the bestselling My Family and Other Animals which celebrated its 60th Anniversary in 2016, continue to entertain generations of children and adults alike. The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is an international conservation charity with headquarters in Jersey, UK.

'A renegade who was right . . . He was truly a man before his time' – Sir David Attenborough