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Non-Fiction Pet-Lover | Non-Fiction Memoir
Journey to South America on a search for endangered
species with the author of My Family and Other
In 1950, Gerald Durrell set off for British Guiana (now
Guyana) to collect native wildlife and bring it back to his
Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust on the island of Jersey
in the English Channel.
On his journey, Durrell experienced all kinds of adventures:
some amusing, some thrilling, and some extremely irritating.
He traveled up the Essequibo River into the lush tropical
forests and trekked across a landscape teeming with life and
color. He encountered the sakiwinki monkey and the sloth
with curiously green fur, heard the horrifying sounds of
rampaging piranhas, and learned how to lasso a galloping
anteater. He even met an ill-tempered anaconda and an overly
This remarkable memoir will take you into a wild place in
another time, accompanied by the highly entertaining
naturalist whose writings inspired popular Masterpiece
series The Durrells in Corfu.
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