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

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read & download The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar Gerald Durrell ´ 0 summary The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar review ↠ 100 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. 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 you re probably familiar with a Gerry who shins up trees goes on long treks searching for elusive animals and has some of the most bizarre and hair raising experiences one could hope or not hope for This is an older Durrell he was to die just 5 years later in 1995 his hips ruined by arthritis and replaced with steel his adventures confined to letting others do much of the climbing and hunting and venturing into the unknown Yet this is a Durrell who is despite his frailties still Durrell with a brilliant sense of humour and an unparalleled enthusiasm and love for animals including the human variety The Aye Aye and I is a fine example of the uintessential Durrell book brimming with delightful descriptions of everything from the inappropriately named gentle lemurs to the local village school children and their reactions to a first time viewing of a TV from an account of a rather painful encounter while bathing on a thunder box with a trio of ducks to the many people local Malagasy and vazaha foreigners who race and gallop flit and tread through this book An absolute delight and highly recommended for any Durrell fan

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read & download The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar Gerald Durrell ´ 0 summary The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar review ↠ 100 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

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read & download The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar Gerald Durrell ´ 0 summary The Aye Aye and I A Rescue Mission in Madagascar review ↠ 100 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. 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 extremely long fingers and teeth so sharp they can tear off the top of a coconut in two or three bites Their teeth don t stop growing so they need to chomp on things the way beavers do I didn t know prior to reading this book that lemurs are only found in Madagascar and some neighboring islands Apparently pretty much all of the animals on Madagascar are uniue to the place due to its geographic isolation THE AYE AYETHE SIFAKA These guys like to do a little sideways dancing Check it out SPORTIVE LEMUR These guys had to have been the prototype for Gollum