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  • Paperback
  • 192
  • The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar
  • Gerald Durrell
  • English
  • 12 January 2018
  • 9780671884390

10 thoughts on “The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar

  1. says:

    35 Originally published in 1992 this was Durrell’s last book a record of his final animal collecting expedition and ongoing conservation efforts in Madagascar It has his usual warm funny writing about both peo

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  3. says:

    35 stars I cannot cope with tummy trouble and a recalcitrant lemur at the same time I know just what you mean Gerry I have that problem regularly It shouldn't surprise any of us that the little Gerry Durrell we met in My Family and Other Animals grew up to be the Gerry Durrell who went to Madagascar in his sixties artificial hips and all to collect animals in danger of extinction The aye aye is a lemur with ex

  4. says:

    I still can’t really get my head around the fact that I am going to Madagascar in about 5 weeks a trip arranged by my in laws I’m trying to

  5. says:

    The Aye Aye and I first published in 1992 is Gerald Durrell's account of his last major animal collecting expedition a trip to Madag

  6. says:

    This book is like if James Herriot was in Madagascar rather than the British countryside It is very interesting from a conservation point of view lots of adventures with animals It is also a real curiosity because despite being written in the 90's it feels like it could have been written 100 years ago It is rollicking in

  7. says:

    The Aye Aye and I When I first picked this book up in the library I thought that it was a fiction book It wasn't until I got home that I realised it was a sort of travel book come conservation story The book follows Gerald Durrell his wife and team from the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust The book combines facts about Madagascar a country which is under threat from slash and burn agriculture destroying an

  8. says:

    A book with an unfortunate looking cover design that I chose at random from my housemate's bookshelf not expecting much Turns out that this b

  9. says:

    An excellent read from a forward thinking conservationist who did a huge amount to help the animals andtherefore also the people of Madagascar amongst other placesDurrell is certainly a great storyteller and the book doesn't disappoint for l

  10. says:

    The last book Durrell published during his life about his trips to collect strange animals and save them from extinction Animalists who complain about zoos should read books like these before they show their ignorance In this book I did not lik

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The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar

Here is the riveting tale of Gerald Durrell's adventures and misadventures in the enchanted forests of Madagascar in search of the elusive Aye aye Once thought to be extinct the Aye aye the beast with the magic finger still lurks though in fast dwindling numbers in the forests of Madagascar Durrell's mission to help save this stra. that is all

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Nge creature turns into a madcap journey in which you will meet not only the enigmatic Aye aye but the catlike Fosa the Flat tailed tortoise the Gentle lemurs of Lac Alaotra and the Malagasy chameleons among others Truly nothing escapes Durrell's sharp eye whether he is describing the great zoma market the village dances the treac. This book is like if James Herriot was in Madagascar rather than the British countryside It is very interesting from a conservation point of view lots of adventures with animals It is also a real curiosity because despite being written in the 90 s it feels like it could have been written 100 years ago It is rollicking in that way that travel writing rarely is any and Durrell clearly cares deeply about his mission You can let this book sweep you away with its charms it is uite charming and funny but at some point it will inevitably sour Durrell writes about the Malagasy people without even a hint of concern about the fact that he is from a white country that colonized and enslaved people just like the Malagasy for hundreds of years and that has portrayed the people of the African continent as godless savages for even longer It would have taken just a little bit of thought to avoid these pitfalls Durrell is mostly respectful and delighted by the people he encounters but when he goes wrong it can go awfully wrong Much of his frustration as a conservationist is directed towards the governments that know better but don t care rather than the people themselves he is close but he is not uite there The audio reader it has just been recorded as an audiobook for the first time is perfectly suited to the material Riverside. Sen w wysokiej rozdzielczości enigmatic Aye aye but the catlike Fosa the Flat tailed tortoise the Gentle lemurs of Lac Alaotra and the Malagasy chameleons among others Truly nothing Dreams of Glass escapes Durrell's sharp Zawieszenie niewiary eye whether he is describing the great zoma market the village dances the treac. This book is like if James Herriot was in Madagascar rather than the British countryside It is very interesting from a conservation point of view lots of adventures with animals It is also a real curiosity because despite being written in the 90 s it feels like it could have been written 100 years ago It is rollicking in that way that travel writing rarely is any and Durrell clearly cares deeply about his mission You can let this book sweep you away with its charms it is uite charming and funny but at some point it will inevitably sour Durrell writes about the Malagasy people without Healing Sex even a hint of concern about the fact that he is from a white country that colonized and Spark (Stronger, enslaved people just like the Malagasy for hundreds of years and that has portrayed the people of the African continent as godless savages for Wonder Woman and Philosophy even longer It would have taken just a little bit of thought to avoid these pitfalls Durrell is mostly respectful and delighted by the people he Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung encounters but when he goes wrong it can go awfully wrong Much of his frustration as a conservationist is directed towards the governments that know better but don t care rather than the people themselves he is close but he is not uite there The audio reader it has just been recorded as an audiobook for the first time is perfectly suited to the material

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Herous bridges and river crossings the strange foods and stranger music or the vagaries of local officialdom As the San Francisco Chronicle noted It is impossible for Gerald Durrell to write anything that is less than exuberant eccentric and amusing And in his account of this rescue mission Durrell is uite simply at his superb bes. The Aye Aye and I When I first picked this book up in the library I thought that it was a fiction book It wasn t until I got home that I realised it was a sort of travel book come conservation story The book follows Gerald Durrell his wife and team from the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust The book combines facts about Madagascar a country which is under threat from slash and burn agriculture destroying animals habitat The book follows the team as they search for a number of different animals This was a really good book well written with good anecdotes from the expeditions

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