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Gerald Durrell (1925–1995)

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Gerald Durrell was born on January 7, 1925 in Jamshedpur, India to British parents. After the death of his father in 1928, the family lived in England and Europe before settling in Corfu, where he spent much of his childhood. Educated by private tutors, he became interested in natural history and näytä lisää amassed a private collection of dozens of creatures from scorpions to owls. He went on numerous wildlife expeditions and founded the Jersey Zoological Park and the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust with the purpose of breeding endangered species. His first book, The Overloaded Ark, was published in 1953. He wrote 37 books during his lifetime including My Family and Other Animals, The Bafut Beagles, A Zoo in My Luggage, Rosy Is My Relative, and The Mockery Bird. He received the Order of the British Empire in 1982 and was featured in the United Nations' Roll of Honor for Environmental Achievement in 1988. He died from complications related to a liver transplant on January 30, 1995 at the age of 70. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän

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Tekijän teokset

Eläimet ja muu kotiväkeni (1953) 5,259 kappaletta
Eläimellistä menoa Korfussa (1969) 1,273 kappaletta
A Zoo in My Luggage (1960) 916 kappaletta
The Garden of the Gods (1978) 699 kappaletta
Kaikki kuninkaan eläimet (1954) 682 kappaletta
The Whispering Land (1961) 657 kappaletta
VYÖTIÄISTEN MAASSA (1956) 627 kappaletta
The Amateur Naturalist (1983) 627 kappaletta
Fillets of Plaice (1971) 617 kappaletta
Menagerie Manor (1964) 581 kappaletta
The Corfu Trilogy (2006) 558 kappaletta
TAKAHE (1966) 507 kappaletta
Rosy Is My Relative (1968) 492 kappaletta
Encounters with Animals (1958) 482 kappaletta
Beasts in My Belfry (1973) 460 kappaletta
Catch Me a Colobus (1972) 460 kappaletta
Arkillinen eläimiä (1953) 455 kappaletta
Three Singles to Adventure (1954) 450 kappaletta
The Stationary Ark (1976) 300 kappaletta
The Aye-Aye and I (1992) 276 kappaletta
The New Noah (1955) 222 kappaletta
The Mockery Bird (1981) 177 kappaletta
How to Shoot an Amateur Naturalist (1984) 163 kappaletta
Beasts in My Bed (1967) — Footnotes — 157 kappaletta
The Ark's Anniversary (1990) 149 kappaletta
The Donkey Rustlers (1968) 134 kappaletta
Durrell in Russia (1986) 87 kappaletta
My Favourite Animal Stories (1962) 67 kappaletta
The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure (1989) — Tekijä — 49 kappaletta
Ark on the Move (1983) 40 kappaletta
Puppy's Field Day (1993) 35 kappaletta
Best of Gerald Durrell (1996) 32 kappaletta
Puppy Goes to Pets Day (1993) 32 kappaletta
Puppy's Beach Adventure (1993) 30 kappaletta
Wild Time (1993) 30 kappaletta
Toby the Tortoise (1991) 30 kappaletta
Keeper (1822) 29 kappaletta
Island zoo (1989) 22 kappaletta
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio Two (1993) — Esipuhe — 14 kappaletta
Selected Works (1981) 13 kappaletta
My Family and Other Animals (Adapted) (2019) — Original author — 12 kappaletta
A Collection of Action Stories (1988) — Avustaja — 7 kappaletta
Classic Animal Stories (1989) 5 kappaletta
Letayuschiy dom (2018) 3 kappaletta
June Book 1963 (1962) 2 kappaletta
Ņirgu putns (2004) 1 kappale
Plekstes filejas (2000) 1 kappale
Puteshestvie k dinozavram (2018) 1 kappale
Zvēru sabiedrībā (2002) 1 kappale
Malysh i more (2019) 1 kappale
Durrell Gerald 1 kappale
Šķirsta jubileja (2003) 1 kappale
Complete Novels 1 kappale
Look at Zoos (1969) 1 kappale
A Bevy of Beasts (1973) 1 kappale
Search for a Zoo 1 kappale
Putni, zvēri un radinieki (2001) 1 kappale
Una educación de élite (1998) 1 kappale
Un ‰albero pieno d'orsi (1997) 1 kappale
The Drunken Forest (2002) 1 kappale

Associated Works

Suuri eläintieto (1984) — Esipuhe — 233 kappaletta
Watchers at the Pond (1961) — Johdanto, eräät painokset152 kappaletta
Best Dog Stories (1990) — Johdanto — 116 kappaletta
Whatever Happened to Margo? (1995) — Preface, eräät painokset115 kappaletta
On the track of Unknown animals (1958) — Johdanto, eräät painokset110 kappaletta
Foundations of Fear (1992) — Avustaja — 98 kappaletta
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Avustaja — 72 kappaletta
The Enchanted Canopy (1986) — Esipuhe — 47 kappaletta
The Durrells in Corfu Series 1 (2016) — Original book — 34 kappaletta
Twelve Gothic Tales (Oxford Twelves) (1998) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Avustaja — 29 kappaletta
Zoo: The Modern Ark (1990) — Esipuhe — 26 kappaletta
Animal Stories: Tame and Wild (1979) — Avustaja — 23 kappaletta
My Family and Other Animals [2005 film] — Based on the book by — 14 kappaletta
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Avustaja — 11 kappaletta
Encyclopedia of Natural History (1978) — Esipuhe — 9 kappaletta
My Family And Other Animals [1987 TV mini series] (1987) — Original book — 8 kappaletta
Chimps with Everything: The Story of Twycross Zoo (1979) — Esipuhe — 7 kappaletta
A brush with animals (1963) — Johdanto — 6 kappaletta
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Avustaja — 5 kappaletta
Three Great Animal Stories (1966) 2 kappaletta

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Yleistieto

Virallinen nimi
Durrell, Gerald Malcolm
Syntymäaika
1925-01-07
Kuolinaika
1995-01-30
Hautapaikka
Jersey Zoo
Sukupuoli
male
Kansalaisuus
UK
Maa (karttaa varten)
England, UK
Syntymäpaikka
Jamshedpur, India
Kuolinpaikka
St Helier, Jersey, Bailiwick of Jersey
Kuolinsyy
sepsis
Asuinpaikat
Jamshedpur, Bihar, India
Koulutus
Wickwood School
Ammatit
naturalist
author
conservationist
zookeeper
Suhteet
Durrell, Lawrence (brother)
Durrell, Margaret (sister)
Durrell, Jacquie (wife)
Durrell, Lee (2nd wife)
Organisaatiot
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Jersey Zoo, now renamed Durrell Wildlife
Palkinnot ja kunnianosoitukset
Order of the British Empire (Officer)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Gerald Durrell was born in India in 1925. His family settled on Corfu when Durrell was a boy and he spent his time studying its wildlife. He relates these experiences in the trilogy beginning with My Family and Other Animals, and continuing with Birds, Beasts and Relatives and The Garden of the Gods. In his books he writes with wry humour and great perception about both the humans and the animals he meets.

On leaving Corfu he returned to England to work on the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper. His adventures there are told with characteristic energy in Beasts in My Belfry. A few years later, Durrell began organising his own animal-collecting expeditions. The first, to the Cameroons, was followed by expeditions to Paraguay, Argentina and Sierra Leone. He recounts these experiences in a number of books, including The Drunken Forest. Durrell also visited many countries while shooting various television series, including An Amateur Naturalist.

In 1958 Gerald Durrell realised a lifelong dream when he set up the Jersey Zoological Park, followed a few years later by the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust.

Rosy is My Relative, his first novel, was published in 1968. Whether in a factual account of an expedition or a work of non-fiction, Gerald Durrell's style is exuberant, passionate and acutely observed. Gerald Durrell died in 1995.

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