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On Call To The Animal Kingdom

On Call To The Animal Kingdom

by Nigel Dougherty Mrcvs


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Join the extraordinary 'walkabout' of a zoologist/veterinarian whose attentions are turned to some of the most pressing humanitarian and conservation issues of our time. As a blend of adventure travelogue, veterinary anecdote and stateof-the-planet wake-up call, this unique 'ambassadorship' towards such causes provides an inimitably fresh take in contemporary journalism. The narrative is beautifully complemented with pencil drawings and capture-themoment photographs.

Besides bringing to light what it means to work in such an involved manner with people and their animals, the very essence of such work has allowed the author to look unobtrusively at the changing ways in which Humanity now relates to Nature. Whilst initially intended as a celebration of the Earth's biodiversity and of its kaleidoscope of human cultures, the leading motivation for putting pen to paper has been the dawning realization of how imminently we stand to lose most of this richness.

Showcasing a bewilderingly varied array of worldly experiences, the resulting despatches take the reader on an emotional 'rollercoaster' of a journey - particularly sobering and poignant one moment, enlightening and awe-inspiring the next. Not only does the journey encourage us to identify closely with the natural world once again, but it also prompts us to question what our quality of life will be like in a world that is becoming increasingly barren.

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ISBN-13: 9781426935169
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Publication date: 09/07/2010
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.64(d)

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