The Overloaded Ark

The Overloaded Ark


By (author) Gerald Durrell

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  • Publisher: FABER & FABER
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 126mm x 190mm x 12mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 1 April 1987
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0571053718
  • ISBN 13: 9780571053711
  • Sales rank: 186,462

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Relates the author's experiences and adventures during a 6-month expedition in West Africa to collect specimens for his zoo.

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Author information

Gerald Durrell was a world-famous naturalist, animal-collector and conservationist. Born in India in 1925, and having lived in Jamshedpur, Corfu and Crystal Palace, he eventually founded Jersey Zoo in 1959. He was a lifelong lover of animals, and after taking numerous trips to collect exotic wildlife for the zoo, he founded the Jersey Wildlife Conversation Trust in 1963. He also wrote numerous well-loved books about his glamorous and not-so glamorous experiences, his most famous works being My Family and other Animals and The Overloaded Ark.