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Appointments at the Ends of the World: Memoirs of a Wildlife Veterinarian

Karesh, William B.

Verlag: Grand Central Publishing, 2000
ISBN 10: 0446675997 / ISBN 13: 9780446675994
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Titel: Appointments at the Ends of the World: ...

Verlag: Grand Central Publishing

Erscheinungsdatum: 2000

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: In vivid, breathtaking detail, an intrepid wildlife veterinarian records his wide-ranging experiences caring for wild animals and delivers a powerful message about how to preserve a world that belongs to all living creatures. 16-page color insert. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_new_0446675997

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Inhaltsangabe: William B. Karesh is a globetrotting vet who makes house calls in exotic places. The founding director of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Field Veterinary Program, Karesh shares some of his fascinating, and dangerous, encounters in the wild.

Rezension: Ever since his childhood days of rescuing, raising, and releasing orphaned blue jays and raccoons, William B. Karesh knew that working with wild animals was his calling. After training as a veterinarian and working for years with zoo animals, he developed the International Field Veterinary Program (IFVP) for the Wildlife Conservation Society, providing advice and assistance to conservation programs worldwide. His adventures battling bureaucrats, poachers, and other short-sighted humans while endangered animals lay sick and dying are recounted in Appointment at the Ends of the World. The book is an exciting, inspiring read that appeals to animal lovers, environmentalists, and devotees of amazing stories alike.

From Borneo to Zaire, Karesh has shuttled through much of the world to bring much-needed medicines and surgical techniques to populations of animals that can't afford to lose even one to disease or injury. Plenty of illustrations and color plates bring the rhinos, peccaries, and macaws helped by the good doctor vividly to life, and the maps and sidebars help the reader achieve a sense of place missing from so many world-spanning books. Appointment at the Ends of the World is as certain to enrage as it is to delight; more than this, though, it kindles the desire to reach out and help those in need. --Rob Lightner

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