Gerald Durrell (Pdf) The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar

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The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar

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. 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 laughs anecdotes and insights into what pioneering conservation zoology was likeThere are certainly parts and phrases which as an enlightened millennial will make you wince descriptions of locals for example or his obsession with the figure of just about every woman he encounters While not much of an excuse it was written 40 years ago now and the creepinesscasual racism comes off as benign Electing Judges uite simply at his superb bes. 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 laughs anecdotes and insights into what pioneering conservation zoology was likeThere are certainly parts and phrases which as an enlightened millennial will make you wince descriptions of locals for example or his obsession with the figure of just about every woman he encounters While not much of an excuse it was written 40 years ago now and the creepinesscasual racism comes off as benign

Summary 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


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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 expeditio

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    that is all

  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 t

  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 make it feel real the best way I know how—reading This book recounts Gerald Durrell’s 1990 expedition to the island nation collecting specimens of rare and endangered animals to bring back to his zoo in England for captive breeding programs This style of conservation feels a little dated and

  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 Madagascar in 1990 This is a Durrell different in some ways from the Durrell of earlier books If you've read his adventures in The Bafut Beagles The Drunken Forest The Whispering Land and so on yo

  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 that way that travel

  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 realise

  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 book about a conservationist's adventures in Madagascar procuring some end

  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

  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 ignor

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