The whispering land

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R. Hart-Davis, 1961 - Science - 235 pages
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User Review  - Maggie Curry - Goodreads

Vastly entertaining! A new favourite writer of mine. Read full review

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User Review  - Lia Marcoux - Goodreads

Obviously some of the language wouldn't wash today, and probably naturalists and ecologists would be unhappy with the methods, but I LOVED this account. The only flaw is that it made me sad about leading a conventional life. Read full review

Contents

A Word in Advance
11
The Whispering Land
28
A Sea of Headwaiters
47
Copyright

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About the author (1961)

Gerald Durrell was born on January 7, 1925 in Jamshedpur, India to British parents. After moving to the United Kingdom and mainland Europe, his family eventually settled on the Greek island of Corfu where he studied zoology and kept numerous local wild animals as pets. In 1945, he became a student keeper for the Whipsnade Zoo in England. He went on wildlife expeditions to Cameroon, British Guiana, Madagascar, and many other countries. He founded the Jersey Zoological Park and the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust with the purpose of breeding endangered species. My Family and Other Animals is his best-known book and tells of his childhood on Corfu. In 1962, he and his wife went to New Zealand, Australia, and Malaya to film a TV series, Two in the Bush. He died on January 30, 1995 after an extended illness.

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