Gently used. Expect delivery in 2-3 weeks. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: This is the story of how Gerald Durrell's dream of owning his own zoo grew into the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust, a major force in wildlife conservation. The author of "My Family and Other Animals" has collected many rare and exotic animals to save them from extinction.
From Kirkus Reviews: The ark in question isn't Noah's, although the intention is the same: to construct a shelter for endangered species. In this frothy, sometimes hilarious memoir, Durrell (How to Shoot an Amateur Naturalist, 1985; 18 other books) celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Jersey Zoological Park, which he founded and still directs on the island of Jersey in the British Channel. As Durrell explains in his arch, very British accent (everyone ``sallies forth'' here), his zoo is different: It exists to establish breeding colonies for endangered species; it contains an international training center for ``captive-breeding'' programs; and David Niven officiated at the wedding of its two randy gorillas. Celebrities pop up in these pages almost as frequently as do critters: Princess Grace, Richard Adams, Princess Anne (the latter being the butt, so to speak, of Durrell's funniest anecdote, when he remarks to the princess, walking past a cage of mandrills- -famous for their blue-and-scarlet posterior--``Wonderful animal, ma'am. Wouldn't you like to have a behind like that?''). Fund- raising in America and an effort to breed pygmy hogs prove equally funny, but also painful in their suggestions of bureaucratic roadblocks and public indifference--both responsible, as Durrell makes clear, for the irrevocable loss of many species. Durrell's loving descriptions of animal antics--such as the potentially dangerous chimps who dropped in on his mother one day (``but dear, they came to tea,'' she says) are as enjoyable as ever; what sets this apart is the apelike behavior of so many of the humans. (Eight pages of b&w photographs--not seen.) -- Copyright ©1991, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
Titel: The Ark's Anniversary
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used; Very Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. Though second-hand, the book is still in very good shape. Minimal signs of usage may include very minor creasing on the cover or on the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers CHL1834521
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Good. Creases to front cover. Minor wear to cover edges. Tanning to page edges. Buchnummer des Verkäufers T010361
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers FPS0006375375VG
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001485356
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used; Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001675880
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers TT01377604B
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers PL00732876B
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001796889
Buchbeschreibung Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Buchnummer des Verkäufers GOR001994590
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0006375375I5N00