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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 vis mere 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) vis mindre

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Værker af Gerald Durrell

Min familie og andre dyr (1953) 5,221 eksemplarer
Birds, Beasts, and Relatives (1969) 1,265 eksemplarer
A Zoo in My Luggage (1960) 910 eksemplarer
Gudernes have (1978) 694 eksemplarer
The Bafut Beagles (1954) 678 eksemplarer
The Whispering Land (1961) 653 eksemplarer
The Amateur Naturalist (1983) 624 eksemplarer
The Drunken Forest (1956) 622 eksemplarer
Fillets of Plaice (1971) 614 eksemplarer
Menagerie Manor (1964) 580 eksemplarer
The Corfu Trilogy (2006) 553 eksemplarer
Two in the Bush (1966) 502 eksemplarer
Rosy Is My Relative (1968) 488 eksemplarer
Encounters with Animals (1958) 479 eksemplarer
Catch Me a Colobus (1972) 457 eksemplarer
Dyr på hjernen (1973) 457 eksemplarer
Den overfyldte ark (1953) 453 eksemplarer
Three Singles to Adventure (1954) 444 eksemplarer
Skovturen og andre viderværdigheder (1979) 323 eksemplarer
The Stationary Ark (1976) 300 eksemplarer
The Aye-Aye and I (1992) 271 eksemplarer
The New Noah (1955) 220 eksemplarer
Spøgefuglen (1981) 175 eksemplarer
How to Shoot an Amateur Naturalist (1984) 161 eksemplarer
Beasts in My Bed (1967) — Footnotes — 156 eksemplarer
The Ark's Anniversary (1990) 145 eksemplarer
The Fantastic Flying Journey (1987) 141 eksemplarer
The Donkey Rustlers (1968) 133 eksemplarer
Durrell in Russia (1986) 87 eksemplarer
My Favourite Animal Stories (1962) 67 eksemplarer
The Fantastic Dinosaur Adventure (1989) — Forfatter — 47 eksemplarer
Ark on the Move (1983) 39 eksemplarer
Puppy's Field Day (1993) 35 eksemplarer
Puppy Goes to Pets Day (1993) 32 eksemplarer
Keeper (1822) 31 eksemplarer
Best of Gerald Durrell (1996) 31 eksemplarer
Wild Time (1993) 30 eksemplarer
Toby the Tortoise (1991) 30 eksemplarer
Puppy's Beach Adventure (1993) 30 eksemplarer
Island zoo (1989) 22 eksemplarer
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Portfolio Two (1993) — Forord — 14 eksemplarer
Selected Works (1981) 13 eksemplarer
My Family and Other Animals (Adapted) (2019) — Original author — 12 eksemplarer
A Collection of Action Stories (1988) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Classic Animal Stories (1989) 5 eksemplarer
Letayuschiy dom (2018) 3 eksemplarer
June Book 1963 (1962) 2 eksemplarer
Plekstes filejas (2000) 1 eksemplar
Putni, zvēri un radinieki (2001) 1 eksemplar
Šķirsta jubileja (2003) 1 eksemplar
Zvēru sabiedrībā (2002) 1 eksemplar
Ņirgu putns (2004) 1 eksemplar
Malysh i more (2019) 1 eksemplar
Durrell Gerald 1 eksemplar
Search for a Zoo 1 eksemplar
Complete Novels 1 eksemplar
Look at Zoos (1969) 1 eksemplar
Una educación de élite (1998) 1 eksemplar
Un ‰albero pieno d'orsi (1997) 1 eksemplar
Ogród bogów 1 eksemplar
Puteshestvie k dinozavram (2018) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Macmillan Illustrated Animal Encyclopedia (1984) — Forord — 233 eksemplarer
Watchers at the Pond (1961) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver149 eksemplarer
Whatever Happened to Margo? (1995) — Preface, nogle udgaver113 eksemplarer
Best Dog Stories (1990) — Introduktion — 112 eksemplarer
On the Track of Unknown Animals (1958) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver110 eksemplarer
Foundations of Fear (1992) — Bidragyder — 97 eksemplarer
Richard Adams's Favorite Animal Stories (1979) — Bidragyder — 71 eksemplarer
The Enchanted Canopy (1986) — Forord — 47 eksemplarer
The Durrells in Corfu Series 1 (2016) — Original book — 35 eksemplarer
Twelve Gothic Tales (Oxford Twelves) (1998) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
Famous and Curious Animal Stories (1982) — Bidragyder — 29 eksemplarer
The Best of Both Worlds: An Anthology of Stories for All Ages (1968) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Zoo: The Modern Ark (1990) — Forord — 25 eksemplarer
Animal Stories: Tame and Wild (1979) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
My Family and Other Animals [2005 film] — Based on the book by — 14 eksemplarer
Favorite Animal Stories (1987) — Bidragyder — 11 eksemplarer
Encyclopedia of Natural History (1978) — Forord — 9 eksemplarer
My Family And Other Animals [1987 TV mini series] (1987) — Original book — 8 eksemplarer
Chimps with Everything: The Story of Twycross Zoo (1979) — Forord — 7 eksemplarer
A brush with animals (1963) — Introduktion — 6 eksemplarer
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Bidragyder — 5 eksemplarer
Three Great Animal Stories (1966) 2 eksemplarer

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Juridisk navn
Durrell, Gerald Malcolm
Fødselsdato
1925-01-07
Dødsdag
1995-01-30
Begravelsessted
Jersey Zoo
Køn
male
Nationalitet
UK
Land (til kort)
England, UK
Fødested
Jamshedpur, India
Dødssted
St Helier, Jersey, Bailiwick of Jersey
Dødsårsag
sepsis
Bopæl
Jamshedpur, Bihar, India
Uddannelse
Wickwood School
Erhverv
naturalist
author
conservationist
zookeeper
Relationer
Durrell, Lawrence (brother)
Durrell, Margaret (sister)
Durrell, Jacquie (wife)
Durrell, Lee (2nd wife)
Organisationer
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Jersey Zoo, now renamed Durrell Wildlife
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Order of the British Empire (Officer)
Kort biografi
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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Corfu, ca 1938-1939
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