Steve & Me

Steve & Me

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by Terri Irwin
     
 

ISBN-10: 1416954740

ISBN-13: 2901416954742

Pub. Date: 09/02/2008

Publisher: Gallery Books

When Terri Raines was twenty-seven years old, she took a vacation that changed her life. Leaving behind her wildlife rescue work in Oregon, Terri traveled to Australia, and there, at a small wildlife park, she met and fell in love with a tall, blond force of nature named Steve Irwin. They were married in less than a year, and Terri eagerly joined in Steve's

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When Terri Raines was twenty-seven years old, she took a vacation that changed her life. Leaving behind her wildlife rescue work in Oregon, Terri traveled to Australia, and there, at a small wildlife park, she met and fell in love with a tall, blond force of nature named Steve Irwin. They were married in less than a year, and Terri eagerly joined in Steve's conservation work. The footage filmed on their crocodile-trapping honeymoon became the first episode of The Crocodile Hunter, and together, Steve and Terri began to change the world.

In Steve & Me, Terri recounts the unforgettable adventures they shared — wrangling venomous snakes, saving deadly crocodiles from poachers, swimming among humpback whales. A uniquely gifted naturalist, Steve was first and foremost a wildlife warrior dedicated to rescuing endangered animals — especially his beloved crocs — and educating everyone he could reach about the importance of conservation. In the hit TV shows that continue to be broadcast worldwide, Steve's enthusiasm lives on, bringing little-known and often-feared species to light as he reveals and revels in the wonders of our planet.

With grace, wit, and candor, Terri Irwin portrays her husband as he really was — a devoted family man, a fervently dedicated environmentalist, a modest bloke who spoke to millions on behalf of those who could not speak for themselves. Steve & Me is a nonstop adventure, a real-life love story, and a fitting tribute to a man adored by all those whose lives he touched, written by the woman who knew and loved him best of all.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2901416954742
Publisher:
Gallery Books
Publication date:
09/02/2008
Pages:
288

Table of Contents

Contents Foreword by Professor Craig E. Franklin Chapter One: First Encounter Chapter Two: Malina Chapter Three: Rescue Chapter Four: Burdekin Chapter Five: The Crocodile Hunter Chapter Six: Zoo Chapter Seven: Stacks of Fun Chapter Eight: Egg Stealing Chapter Nine: "I Know What We Have to Do" Chapter Ten: Animal Planet Chapter Eleven: Bindi Sue Chapter Twelve: The Crocodile Kid Chapter Thirteen: On the Road Again Chapter Fourteen: Coming Back Chapter Fifteen: Baby Bob Chapter Sixteen: Antarctica Chapter Seventeen: The School of the Bush Chapter Eighteen: Batt Reef Chapter Nineteen: Steve's Whale One Come Join Us Condolence Glossary of Australian Terms Acknowledgments

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Steve & Me 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 44 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book when I first came out. Being as it was about the man who inspired me to become an environmental biologist, I knew I would like it. But I LOVED this book. I couldn't put it down, because I got a chance to relive every episode and some parts I never got to see. I saw my hero in a whole new light and I'm forever grateful for that chance. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written, personal look at the Crocodile Hunter. Teri Irwin writes a beautiful memoir about her husband, and the ups and downs of life, love, friendships and fame.
Mike_Almond More than 1 year ago
Early in the book Terri says when she first met Steve she just wanted to light a fire and listen to Steve tell stories about Crocs and his life in the bush, all night.  This is  the feel of the book: Terri lights a fire and tells you stories  about Steve all night.  it's a warm love story, a story about raising children both in the bush and in the spotlight  and about Steve's quest to help the world love animals as he did. I think most know the ending in one sense, but in another sense Teri, Bindi and Robert write a new ending  every night finishing with their bedtime prayers, with TO BE CONTINUED, printed in the bottom of the frame just as  Steve intended after some thoughtful  "fire gazing."
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Only read a few chapters and I can't put it down!!!
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Kat Capocasale More than 1 year ago
Normally I don't read fiction but I had to read this! The books gives a real look at Steve his struggles in his life and the passion he feels towards his animals and wildlife. The love that this couple had for one another and their children is so touching and by the end of this book I swear you will cry. As a child I was a huge croc hunter fan and Steve is still one of my heros. God bless him!
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IrishDogLover More than 1 year ago
I couldnt put the book down, i loved this book and i love Steve Irwin(RIP). This book draws you close into his personal life and the adventures both Terri and Steve had together. A must have on everyones shelf!!
ER_RN More than 1 year ago
The reader is immediately absorbed into the world of Terri and then Steve Irwin. Fabulous view of the Steve we all loved from someone who know him best. I am even more impressed with him now. I will save the details, because I don't want to ruin it for you!!
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sjh801 More than 1 year ago
Terri Irwin has written a beautiful remembrance of the man she loves. Through the book she shares the Steve Irwin who was not always seen by the public. Choose this as a lovely memoir to read this summer.
Spazzie More than 1 year ago
The man of my dreams (and apparently Terri Irwin's as well). Such a shame about his passing, so missed; he is. Great insight into Terri's life before Australia and Steve, also very touching about their romance and love together. Had to buy this book in honor of a very special man, however; expect that it is biographical.
mcfly2392 More than 1 year ago
I read this book in one sitting. It was a beautiful triubute to man, husband, wildlife warrior and father. Truly touching.
Peternopan More than 1 year ago
Terri writes of her husband the way most of us would write a memorial on our husbands. (Those of us who are deeply in love with our husbands, that is). She's not a brilliant writer, but the love that she feels for Steve simply pours through her writing. It really shows us her personality, too, and her definite submission for his wild and crazy life-style. Extremely touching--you see a softer side of Steve than his T.V. shows--although, what we saw on T.V.; that daring, craziness really did exist in their marriage and boiled over into his personal life. He was what he was but Terri captures the love she had for him very eloquently.
anne1968 More than 1 year ago
Steve & Me is a heart warming look at the power of love at first sight and the belief in your one true love.
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okie_bookworm16 More than 1 year ago
This book written from Terri's point of view about Steve shows the greatest qualities of Steve's life. As a child I watched all of his shows but you never got to know him as much. This book tells all from funny stories to talking about the just how close Steve and Terri were. I laughed and then cried my eyes out. A great book for those like me who watchd Steve on TV. I recommend this to everyone.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
If you watched Steve Irwin from the 90's all the way up to his death , and watched his shows, movies ,but want to know what really happened behind it all...then you have to read this book. Terri Irwin did an amazing job at finishing this great story of Steve Irwin's life....must read.......
Guest More than 1 year ago
We all watched Steve Irwin on T.V. We did not know about the love story and the tremendous soul relationship they both were blessed with. Also I did not know Terri was the business person she is, who helped make the zoo what it is today.