Download Golden Bats And Pink Pigeons by Gerald Durrell PDF

By Gerald Durrell

In cooperation with the Mauritian govt, Gerald Durrell and his staff visited the island to aid rescue a number of the quickly dwindling fauna from virtually yes extinction. This e-book recounts their makes an attempt.

Show description

Read Online or Download Golden Bats And Pink Pigeons PDF

Similar nature books

Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms

An exceptionally flexible cooking aspect containing an abundance of supplements, minerals, and possibly
cancer-fighting houses, mushrooms are one of the costliest and sought-after meals on the
planet. but in terms of fungi, culinary makes use of are just the end of the iceberg. all through historical past fungus has been prized for its different properties—medicinal, ecological, even recreational—and has
spawned its personal quirky tradition devoted to exploring the bizarre biology and celebrating the original position it performs on the earth. In Mycophilia, entire nutrients author and cookbook writer Eugenia Bone examines the position of fungi as unique delicacy, healing, poison, and hallucinogen, and finally discovers better figuring out of fungi is vital to dealing with many demanding situations of the twenty first century.
 Engrossing, fantastic, and choked with up to date technological know-how and cultural exploration, Mycophilia is a component narrative and half primer for foodies, technology buffs, environmental advocates, and a person attracted to studying much approximately one of many least understood and so much curious organisms in nature.

Golden Bats And Pink Pigeons

In cooperation with the Mauritian govt, Gerald Durrell and his crew visited the island to assist rescue a number of the speedily dwindling fauna from virtually definite extinction. This booklet recounts their makes an attempt.

The Guide to Colorado Reptiles and Amphibians

Nature author Mary Taylor Young's most up-to-date box consultant can help you find and research extra approximately Colorado's local reptiles and amphibians. protecting seventy-two species of turtles, toads, salamanders, snakes, and lizards, The advisor to Colorado Reptiles and Amphibians explores herptiles via specified descriptions and informative sidebars.

Evolving Nature of the English Language: Studies in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

This quantity offers a suite of interdisciplinary papers touching on the main thought-provoking difficulties within the parts of either theoretical and utilized linguistics. The individuals specialise in modern advancements in morphological, semantic and pragmatic theorizing. The contributions also are dedicated to quite a few elements of the technique of training English in addition to a few intricacies of translation.

Additional resources for Golden Bats And Pink Pigeons

Sample text

He closed his eyes briefly and licked his lips, then opened his eyes and looked at Dave and the kestrel again. ’ he said, uncertainly. ‘Yeah, we’re looking for one,’ Dave explained, oblivious. ’ asked ‘Mr Big’, determined to get it right. ’ 31 Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons_INS31 31 04/06/2007 17:38:39 Golden Bats and Pink Pigeons_INS32 32 04/06/2007 17:38:40 MACABEE AND THE DODO TREE Again ‘Mr Big’ carefully examined Dave and the kestrel in close proximity. He closed his eyes again and then opened them, obviously hoping that the hawk could have vanished – it hadn’t.

As we tumbled and slipped and sweated our way out of the valley into a landscape brilliantly frosted by moonlight, we carried our precious burden, the Pink pigeon. We felt we could not complain. To have caught one bird out of the 33 in that sort of terrain and at the first attempt, struck me, in fact, as being little short of a miracle. When we had got back to the hotel, showered, changed and anointed our mosquito bites, we assembled in the diningroom. ‘Why don’t we celebrate our capture,’ I suggested.

He asked. ‘Thereabouts,’ I said, not wanting to get bogged down in a lot of explanations as to where the Channel Islands were. ’ I said, fascinated. ’ ‘A very nice place, Birmingham,’ said John. ‘Very nice, and London also. ’ he closed his eyes for a moment and I thought, like the dormouse in Alice, he had fallen asleep in mid-sentence. He suddenly opened his eyes, sighed deeply and continued, ‘... ’ asked Dave. ‘For my health, I often walk in the forest,’ said ‘Mr Big’. ’ asked Dave. ’ said ‘Mr Big’, examining the question.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.07 of 5 – based on 18 votes