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A Wild Life

Author : Martin Hughes-Games
ISBN : 9781472114457
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The frozen wastes of the Southern Ocean; the tropical rainforests of South America, the scorching grasslands of Africa, the dizzy heights of the snow-capped peaks of the Himalayas: Martin Hughes-Games has been to every continent on earth filming natural history programmes. A Wild Life is Martin's personal account of his astonishing adventures around the world, both as a presenter for the BBC and a producer of nature documentaries. We all know Martin as a member of Springwatch and Autumnwatch team, but before his presenting days he spent many years behind the camera producing up-close-and-personal wildlife documentaries on location often in perilous conditions. During a career spanning more than three decades, he has captured the extraordinary life and diversity of the animal kingdom on film - from bloodthirsty bats and man-eating tigers, to huge elephant seals and tiny but ever so painful centipedes. Warmly told with humour and an inimitable style, and packed with insightful facts from the natural world - how fast is the fastest creature on earth, the peregrine falcon? How high can a bird, the bar headed goose on migration, really fly? - A Wild Life has to be one of the natural history books of the year.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wild Life

Author : Dick Pitman
ISBN : 9781461745938
Genre : Nature
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Terrific, amusing, poignant account of 25 years in Zimbabwe as a wildlife conservationist, saving Rhinos and cheetahs, mapping out elephant corridors, and flying over wilderness to track animals.
Category: Nature

A Wild Life

Author : Mare Carter
ISBN : 1863252932
Genre : Glenrock Farm Wildlife Refuge, New South Wales
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In the 1960s Mare and Jeff Carter staged their own ââ¬~Sea Change'. Swapping city life for a cottage in the Australian bush, Mare was searching for a better way to live and bring up their children. But she soon discovered life had lot more in store for her. Within months hers had become a surrogate home for orphaned and injured wildlife: a string of lovable wombats, a solitary but sexually frustrated kangaroo, madcap emus, eagles, wallabies, dingos and many more. Ultimately Mare's farm became one of Australia's most popular wildlife sanctuaries, attracting more than 25,000 visitors a year. But A WILD LIFE is much more than a captivating story of creatures great and small. It is the memoir of an extraordinary woman, determined to follow a different life path and live out her dream against all the odds. Mare writes with warmth and humour about her very unconventional family and of the realities ââ¬" both harsh and hilarious ââ¬" of living in the wild.
Category: Glenrock Farm Wildlife Refuge, New South Wales

People And Wildlife Conflict Or Co Existence

Author : Rosie Woodroffe
ISBN : 1139445626
Genre : Nature
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Human-wildlife conflict is a major issue in conservation. As people encroach into natural habitats, and as conservation efforts restore wildlife to areas where they may have been absent for generations, contact between people and wild animals is growing. Some species, even the beautiful and endangered, can have serious impacts on human lives and livelihoods. Tigers kill people, elephants destroy crops and African wild dogs devastate sheep herds left unattended. Historically, people have responded to these threats by killing wildlife wherever possible, and this has led to the endangerment of many species that are difficult neighbours. The urgent need to conserve such species, however, demands coexistence of people and endangered wildlife. This book presents a variety of solutions to human-wildlife conflicts, including novel and traditional farming practices, offsetting the costs of wildlife damage through hunting and tourism, and the development of local and national policies.
Category: Nature

Johnny Kingdom

Author : Johnny Kingdom
ISBN : 9781446463130
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Johnny Kingdom is the English countryside made flesh. He has lived his whole life on Exmoor, from his childhood catching moles to sell their skins, to his early wild days of adventure as a poacher, to today, when the demands of wildlife photography make extraordinary patience rather more useful than the ability to run fast... He embodies a way of life that may soon be gone for ever. His life story is both highly entertaining and completely enchanting. In Johnny Kingdom - A Wild Life on Exmoor, we see how integral the both the landscape and the creatures of Exmoor have been to Johnny's often hair-raising life story. When a horrific accident made him change his lifestyle and seek less physically demanding work, Johnny found solace in wildlife photography and has never looked back. His book is full of hilarious and captivating stories of his escapades, from how he spent the night in a jail cell with a red deer, to how he persuaded the local badger population to run along a mini assault course, turning wheels and tilting up and down on see-saws. Johnny is a wonderfully charismatic raconteur. This amazing book and new ITV series are already conferring on him the title of national treasure.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

It S A Wild Life How My Life Became A Zoo

Author : Bud DeYoung
ISBN : 9781605425450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Pursuing your passion includes a whole lot of crap. For Bud DeYoung, that’s about two hundred pounds a day! Since childhood, Bud had a passion for animals. As an adult, that passion led to the rescue of a bear who lived in his family’s house, then more animals crowding for space, until Bud eventually built an entire private zoo around his home in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Along the way, a regular visitor named Carrie joined her passion for animals with Bud’s. Together they now educate the public about animal conservation, battle the harsh winters and blazing summers, and daily dole out love to the hundreds of rescued animals in their care. Meanwhile, they teach by example how to make the world a better place while pursuing their passion. Welcome to the fascinating, heartwarming journey of one man, one woman, and an amazing cast of critters, whose stories will warm your soul. Welcome to the wild life of the DeYoung Family Zoo.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Wildlife Tourism

Author : David Newsome
ISBN : 1845410068
Genre : Business & Economics
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This research book is a landmark contribution to the rapidly growing field of wildlife tourism, especially in regard to its underpinning foundations of science and conservation. Written by a number of environmental and biological scientists it explains the synergy between wildlife and tourism by drawing on their global experiences.
Category: Business & Economics

Jeff Corwin A Wild Life

Author : Jeff Corwin
ISBN : 9781101136294
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A fascinating look at the real Jeff Corwin! From growing up in an urban community near Boston, to falling in love with snakes, to traveling to exotic places, to becoming a beloved Emmy Award-winning television host of Animal Planet, this authorized biography will give readers a first-hand look at Jeff's amazing and adventurous life. Based on extensive research and one-on-one interviews with Jeff, kids will get an honest telling of Jeff Corwin's incredible journey from child nature enthusiast to naturalist and animal specialist.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction