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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 Buchzustand: Good. Creases to front cover. Minor wear to cover edges. Tanning to page edges. Buchnummer des Verkäufers T010361
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. EX-LIBRARY. MAY HAVE USUAL LIBRARY PARAPHERNALIA. Usual signs of a well read book but good overall condition. May not look good on your bookcase after reading and probably not suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0002452446
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: Good. A slight tan to page edges Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0007618133
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, 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: Used; Good. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001675880
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Buchnummer des Verkäufers G0006375375I5N00
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins. Paperback. Buchzustand: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâ€™ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 2796931975
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P020006375375
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: Like New. Almost new condition. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P010006375375
Buchbeschreibung HarperCollins, 1991. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. Never used!. Buchnummer des Verkäufers P110006375375