gerald durrell Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, then the Province of Bihar, India, on January 7, 1925. His parents were born in India, but they were of English and Irish descent. It was the fourth and last child of Louisa Florence Dixie and Lawrence Samuel Durrell. Durrell 's father was a British engineer and then, at an early age, the writer spent most of his time in the company of his ayah. Durrell has often recounted his first visit to a zoo in India, and attributes to this episode his love for animals, which lasted throughout his life. Her family moved to England, following the death of his father in 1928. In the motherland, the Durrell have settled in the southern part of London, in particular the Upper Norwood - Crystal Palace. Wickwood Durrell was enrolled at the school, but was often at home pretending to be sick. Although he disliked formal study, he joined the faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Southampton, where he majored in Biology with specialization in Zoology in 1952.
Christine lindop Christine Lindop was born in New Zealand where she began her teaching career. She later taught EFL in France and Spain before settling in Great Britain, and has worked as an editor, proofreader, and writer since 1993. With Oxford University Press, Christine has worked extensively on the Oxford Bookworms Library and is the Series Editor for Oxford Bookworms Factfiles. Her original titles include Sally's Phone and Red Roses (Starters), Ned Kelly: A True Story (Stage 1), and Australia and New Zealand (Stage 3). She has also adaptedGoldfish (Stage 3) and two volumes of World Stories, The Long White Cloud: Stories from New Zealand (Stage 3) and Doors to a Wider Place: Stories from Australia(Stage 4), and edited A Tangled Web for the Oxford Bookworms Collection. She has worked on many other Oxford readers series as both an editor and a writer.
Green planet Fifty years ago green was just a color. Now it's a way of looking at our world. But how green is our planet today? From Rainbow Warrior to Exxon Valdez, from penguins to jaguars, from rainforests to oceans, this book explores the stories that have made environmental history.
my family and other animals The whole story began with a proposal for Larry, the eldest son of Mrs. Durrell, was struck by a postcard sent to him by his friend George, who lived on the island of Corfu. Larry proposed to move with his family in Greece. Mrs. Durrell accepted without hesitation and the next day they set out. Everyone had brought with him the bare minimum: Leslie, the second son, fond of arms, had brought two revolvers wrapped in a pair of pants; Margo had brought many clothes, diet books and perfumes; Larry was accompanied by two trunks full of books. The baggage consisted of Mrs. Durrell cookbooks and various personal effects; to Gerald in natural history books, a butterfly net and the dog Roger. Arrived in Corfu settled in a hotel, but for hygienic problems, they wanted to move into a country house. The guide led them to the hotel but Mrs. Durrell was not able to find a house with bathroom
things in common the things they have in common these two books are the animals and the environment in which they live