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by Gerald Durrell

Free eBook Golden Bats And Pink Pigeons download ISBN: 1842623796
Author: Gerald Durrell
Publisher: Dales large print Books (May 1, 2005)
Language: English
Pages: 208
Category: Math Science
Subcategory: Biological Sciences
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Rating: 4.2
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1. Macabee and the Dodo Tree

1. Macabee and the Dodo Tree. 2. Pink Pigeon Palaver. 4. The Frugivorous Flight. 5. The Enchanted World. 7. Pink Pigeon Postscript. This is for Farida and Wahab. whose kindness and hospitality. sum up the whole charm of. Mauritius. Foreword by Lee Durrell. It’s no wonder that Mauritius attracted Gerald Durrell like a magnet. Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons records the highlights of this journey, often hilarious, sometimes moving, and animated with great characters, both human and non-human, always described in Gerry’s inimitable style.

Durrell Gerald Malcolm. Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons by Gerald Durrell This is for Farida and Wahab whose kindness and hospitality sum up the whole charm of Mauritius FOREWORD by Lee DurrellIt’s no wonder that Mauritius attracted Gerald Durrell like a magnet. It was the home of that large flightless bird, the dodo, the definitive symbol of extinction. Gerry had established his animal sanctuary in Jersey, now called the Durrell. This is for Farida and Wahab whose kindness and hospitality sum up the whole charm of Mauritius.

Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons. The Mauritius Conservation Mission, The Round Island Project. Pink pigeon, Rodrigues fruit bat, Round Island boa, Telfair's skink, Gunther's gecko, Mauritius kestrel. Assam, India and Bhutan. Amateurs in Eden: The Story of a Bohemian Marriage: Nancy and Lawrence Durrell, Joanna Hodgkin (2012).

Of all the books by Gerald Durrell, this one may be the most important

Of all the books by Gerald Durrell, this one may be the most important. Though all his books are generally about conservation of wildlife, this one makes its point very well. The book is about a collecting trip from the Jersey Zoo for Conservation to Mauritius and the nearby islands of Rodriguez and Round Island to collect some of the most endangers species of birds, mammals and especially reptiles on the planet. The good news is that many of the species collected, such as the Pink Pigeon, Golden Fruit Bat and Round Island Gecko are all doing well in stable breeding programs all thanks to Gerald Durrell and his team from this trip.

Онлайн библиотека КнигоГид непременно порадует читателей текстами иностранных и российских писателей, а также гигантским выбором классических и современных произведений. Все, что Вам необходимо - это найти по аннотации, названию или автору отвечающую Вашим требованиям. Author: Gerald Durrell. Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons. by Gerald Durrell 1. FOREWORD2. Chapter one. Chapter two.

Mauritius, the green and mountainous island in the Indian Ocean, was once the home of the ill-fated dodo, and by the 1970s it still had many unique but seriously endangered species.

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Start by marking Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. They style is typical Durrell with plenty of laughs and descriptions of the islands such that I want to pack my bags now.

Enter Gerald Durrell. But rounding up a collection to take back with him to his animal sanctuary in the English Channel won’t be easy: There are many dangers awaiting him. Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons is a delightful and inspiring adventure by the author of My Family and Other Animals, among other much-loved memoirs.

Foreword by Michaela Strachan Over millions of years the island of Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean, developed a unique flora and fauna, but when man arrived and introduced the dog, rat, pig and monkey, he wreaked havoc on the delicate ecosystem. In co-operation with the Mauritian Government, Gerald Durrell and his team visited the island to help rescue some of the creatures from almost certain extinction. At his Jersey sanctuary, these animals could live and breed in safety, and their progeny were reintroduced to their natural home. The story of the preservation of these endangered species is told in Durrell's inimitable style.
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Nayatol
Hadn't read this one before, so it was a treat. This is the story of a collecting trip to Mauritius and nearby islands. Despite the fact that Durrell was middle-aged at the time, he still managed to get himself up into trees, slide down rocky slopes on his backside, and various other exertions, all in the interest of capturing endangered species to bring back to his zoo in Jersey, UK, to build up breeding colonies. Enjoyed it very much.
I_LOVE_228
My Family and Other Animals is one of my all-time favorite books, so I keep coming back to Durrell. Some of his other books a pretty entertaining, so are not. This is one of the 'not'.
Anaragelv
Classic Durrell, excellent book. Condition was good.
Oppebro
Arrived well packed and quickly. Just as described.
A wonderful read, as all Gerald Durrell books are !
Mr.Twister
PBS viewers have been introduced to the Durrell family by the series on their time in Corfu. Gerald was the youngest child and his distinguishing characteristic was his love of animals, a love that was indulged by his mother in a way few children experience. This was a love that formed his life and work.

Golden Bats And Pink Pigeons is about Durrell's time on the island of Mauritius in the 1970's. It was the home of the dodo, the most famous example of extinction, and still at that time was home to many animals, reptiles and birds found nowhere else on earth. Durrell's focus as an adult was not just on exploring and finding such animals, but on his work as a biologist who ran a refuge in Jersey where endangered animals could be brought to breed in captivity until their numbers were such that they could be reintroduced to their native habitat. This work is ongoing after Durrell's death.

In this work, there are chapters devoted to the various animals he and his crew captured to rescue in their four months in the area. There is a chapter about the pink pigeons, one about various lizards and skinks they captured and another about bats. There is a luminous chapter about the coral reefs surrounding the island and all the never-before seen fish and other inhabitants of it. There is a chapter about the capture of boas. All of this work occurred in uncomfortable if not dangerous environments and Durrell's time there left him weakened and ill.

Readers will be enthralled with his adventures and his humorous method of making light of misfortunes and hard work. Durrell's delight in everything he saw and his passionate determination to rescue species on the verge of extinction shines through on every page. This book is recommended for readers of nonfiction who enjoy travel books and those interested in the environment.
Togar
Of all the books by Gerald Durrell, this one may be the most important. Though all his books are generally about conservation of wildlife, this one makes its point very well.
The book is about a collecting trip from the Jersey Zoo for Conservation to Mauritius and the nearby islands of Rodriguez and Round Island to collect some of the most endangers species of birds, mammals and especially reptiles on the planet. Mauritius was, of course, the home of the Dodo Bird which was sadly driven into extinction by the intrusion of humans. The fact that at the time the book was written the Dodo was the symbol of the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Fund also made this trip significant to Mr. Durrell.
everyone is familiar with the Geico Gecko from the television commercials. How many people know that the CGI model was based on an actual species of Day Gecko. All Day Geckos are endangered, but the most endangered one comes from Round Island. Thus it was fitting that the Geico Gecko be a spokes-animal to promote zoos and conservation.
The book itself is hilarious, but at the same time very sad. The good news is that many of the species collected, such as the Pink Pigeon, Golden Fruit Bat and Round Island Gecko are all doing well in stable breeding programs all thanks to Gerald Durrell and his team from this trip. The bad news is that the problems which brought these creatures to the brink of extinction continue to get worse.
The book is fairly short and has only a few chapters:
The Frugivore's Flight contains a wonderfully apt and hilarious description of life with a Jackfruit (elsewhere known as Durian) as well as an encounter with a not-so-well-educated customs official and night in the bush with an interesting surprise.
The Enchanted World describes the experience of snorkling on the reefs of Mauritius. This chaper is no so much funny as a beautifully accurate account of snorkling anywhere in the tropical Indo-Pacific region.
Round Island, though it has its moments, is the saddest chapter in the book. This is not because of the style in which it is written, which is full of Durrell's typical wry British humor, but for the island itself. Once a lush rainforested paradise, Round Island is now just a slowly eroding dirtpile with a few lonely palm trees. Most of the unique plants and animals vanished long before anyone could miss them, though they were recorded by naturalists of past eras. Round Island should serve as an example to the world about how delicate our planet really is.
Again, the sad aspects of this book are not really apparent until after you read it. Gerald Durrell is a master at capturing his readers and then, before they know it, teaching them something valuable while entertaining them along the way.