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Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AMBy Gerald Durrell

Millions of years of isolation have developed in Mauritius a flora and fauna unique in the world and dramatically endangered by man The Dodo has perished, and with it the black, flightless parrot, the giant tortoise and many other species, while such rarities as Maruritius beautiful Pink Pigeons are nearly extinct fewer than forty are known to exist So Gerald DurrMillions of years of isolation have developed in Mauritius a flora and fauna unique in the world and dramatically endangered by man The Dodo has perished, and with it the black, flightless parrot, the giant tortoise and many other species, while such rarities as Maruritius beautiful Pink Pigeons are nearly extinct fewer than forty are known to exist So Gerald Durrell and his team sailed for the island to perform what amounts to an animal rescue operation, and the story of their journey is fascinating, as funny as only Gerald Durrell can be, and as full of adventures as any classic tale of exploration Excerpted from the Simon Schuster 1978 edition book jacket.
  • Title: Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons
  • Author: Gerald Durrell
  • ISBN: 9780002115766
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Hardcover

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Наталия Янева Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
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Nancy Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons A Journey to the Flora and Fauna of a Unique Island is the entertaining story of Gerald Durrell s experience on Mauritius in the Indian Ocean where he collected rare specimens for his animal sanctuary The Dodo had already vanished from the island and by the 1970s many species were going the way of the Dodo.Durrell s tales are entertaining and funny His description of the Jak fruit as an obscene green fruit, covered with knobs and looking rather like the corpse of a [...]
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Clare O"Beara Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
This is a fun read, as it details the explorations and adventures of Durrell while collecting birds, bats and reptiles on the island of Mauritius and a neighbour in the island chain called Round Island However there is always gloom and desperation as we see that man s discovery of the islands has destroyed so many creatures and so much habitat Not alone do we get a detailed account of past ships logs in which thousands of tortoises and turtles at a time were loaded for food but we see that when [...]
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Allison Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
I really enjoyed this book which is the account of trips Gerald Durrell made in the 1970 s to collect endangered species of Mauritius and some nearby islands to begin a captive breeding and preservation program at his zoo in Jersey They style is typical Durrell with plenty of laughs and descriptions of the islands such that I want to pack my bags now My only regret is that the book is relatively short at under 200 pages However, my edition British 2008 does have brief updates on the current stat [...]
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Randal White Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
Daydreaming Of The Adventures I really enjoy Durrell s books Both for the adventures and the education he provides This one was short, a very quick read Written later in his life, it concentrates a bit on the conservation aspects than his earlier works I have to wonder what it would have been like to have accompanied him on his adventures Just the thought will provide me with many hours of daydreaming
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Jennybeast Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
One of my favorite parts of reading Gerald Durrell is looking up all the species he mentions to see how endangered they currently are The exciting bit is that most of them are still around for now , thanks to the work Durrell and the Jersey Zoo have done on their behalf It s only a small drop of optimism, but it s still a heady one I really enjoyed this particular adventure.
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Brave Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
I m giving this three stars, mainly because of how incredibly picky I am when it comes to editing and why reading e ARCs is maybe not the best choice for me I received this for free in exchange for an honest review The editing, in the beginning, wasn t so bad But by the last couple of chapters, it became difficult for me to concentrate because of lack of punctuation, and poor transitions from chapter to chapter or section to section I also was somewhat confused because I guess I misunderstood th [...]
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Priya Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
Looking forward to reading many books by this man.
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Hilary Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
As this is one of Durrell s later books, written after his Jersey conservation zoo was established, you can see the difference in tone The earliest books tend to be light hearted, descriptively humorous and one suspects slightly exaggerated for comedic effect, while the later books still maintain the wonderful descriptions of people and animals but with much serious undertones and the emphasis on educating rather than entertaining the reader, as evidenced by the subtitle A Journey to the Flora [...]
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Bill Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
There is something so delicious and fascinating about reading Gerald Durrell s books they are full of humor and I relish that and they also take you to places that, frankly, I ll never go, finding it pleasing where I am here on the coast of Maine.In GOLDEN BATS AND PINK PIGEONS, Gerald Durrell takes us to Mauritius don t know where that is Visualize the map of Africa that one of your teachers might have pulled down in front of one of your long ago classrooms See that island off the right hand si [...]
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Ash Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
quite funny enjoyed it so far
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Trounin Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
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Eileen Hall Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
Gerald Durrell never failed to write a great story His descriptions of the places he visited and people he met are vivid and colourful.You can feel the heat and hear the crickets chattering away.This one about Mauritius is a gem.His adventures, looking for various animals and birds, whether searching the undergrowth or swimming in the ocean, are exciting and witty and typical Durrell.It almost makes me want to go exploring myself, or at least visit Jersey The photos of his life and work are fasc [...]
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Helen Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
The British naturalist Gerald Durrell is probably best known for his trilogy about his childhood in Corfu which begins with My Family and Other Animals , but he also wrote a large number of other books, many of them describing his journeys to faraway countries to bring back animals for Britain s zoos.Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons was originally published in 1977 and describes a trip to Mauritius in search of endangered animals to bring back to Durrell s Jersey Zoo Accompanied by his assistant Joh [...]
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Katie Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
In this particular volume of Durrell s memoirs of his journeys he travels to Mauritius with the dual aim of educating a Mauritian student in the conservation of the local wildlife and catching some of the endangered species to take back to his Jersey zoo to start breeding programmes It sees him and his companions encountering marijuana growers in the high forests and scrambling around on exposed rocky islands chasing after skinks, all told with Durrell s characteristic humour and flair for reco [...]
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Loraine Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
Durrell can surely be forgiven for the occasions his writing was caught in the Zeitgeist of the 1960s let s face it, voluptuous air hostesses rather dates his journey to Mauritius and surrounding islands in order to collect nearly extinct creatures for a captive breeding program In other ways, he was ahead of his time in that he understood how zoos via captive breeding programs could insure the continuation of the rarest of creatures like the pink pigeon or golden bats or skinks, In Golden Bats [...]
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Andrea Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
This is the story of a scientific mission to Mauritius to collect endangered animals for a captive breeding project The writing style is accessible and humorous and I learned something about Mauritius which I had never read about before Published in 1977, however, the book seemed dated I kept wondering what the current state of the species is and whether the captive breeding program was successful A thorough epilogue would have been a great addition to newer editions of the book.
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Joe Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
I enjoyed this quite a bit, but not as much as his Corfu books of course The chapter about the coral reef was a bit boring though, at a certain point it just felt like a long list of the fish he saw But I enjoyed the book very much regardless The chapters on Round Island were probably my favorites.
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Jan Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
Another lovely book by Gerald Durrell Details of the trips he made to Mauritius in the 1970 s in the hope of seeting up a captive breeding program to save 6 species on the briink of extinction The recent update indictes success with 5 of those species, with the 6th remaining in danger.
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R Axel Alonso Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
It s a very funny book of adventures Durrell mixed the adventure of a travel to an unknown island, the educational topics about the preservation and the history on that island Also it s a very funny chronicle of a fascinating land.
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Deborah Pickstone Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
3.5 starsThe usual charming tale from GD of a trip to Mauritius He never seems to have a bad word to say for anyone and this, in itself, makes a pleasure of his books No way as funny as the Corfu trilogy but a pleasure all the same.
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Liz Letcher Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
Interesting and entertaining.
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Jean Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
Gerald Durrell recounts his visit to Mauritius, to advise their government how best to preserve their fauna Told in his inimitable amusing style.
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Sheila Hooker Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
Gerald Durrell never wrote a bad book.
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Robert Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
Durrell s first journey into Mauritius is not as good as it s follow up The Aye Aye and I but there are some good moments, especially the hunt for the golden bats Solid but unspectacular.
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Fishface Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
An especially fine memoir of a trio to the tropics, to collect the rarest specimens, for safe transport to captive breeding programs in order to save the species from extinction.
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Livia Jul 04, 2020 - 06:36 AM
Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons is educational and entertaining Mauritius sounds fascinating, and I wish they could quarantine it so there are fewer people to protect the wildlife.
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Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons By Gerald Durrell Millions of years of isolation have developed in Mauritius a flora and fauna unique in the world and dramatically endangered by man The Dodo has perished, and with it the black, flightless parrot, the giant tortoise and many other species, while such rarities as Maruritius beautiful Pink Pigeons are nearly extinct fewer than forty are known to exist So Gerald DurrMillions of years of isolation have developed in Mauritius a flora and fauna unique in the world and dramatically endangered by man The Dodo has perished, and with it the black, flightless parrot, the giant tortoise and many other species, while such rarities as Maruritius beautiful Pink Pigeons are nearly extinct fewer than forty are known to exist So Gerald Durrell and his team sailed for the island to perform what amounts to an animal rescue operation, and the story of their journey is fascinating, as funny as only Gerald Durrell can be, and as full of adventures as any classic tale of exploration Excerpted from the Simon Schuster 1978 edition book jacket.

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