Gone Wild: Stories from a Lifetime of Wildlife Travel


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Gone Wild: Stories from a Lifetime of Wildlife Travel Author: Format: Paperback / softback First Published: Published By: Whittles Publishing Pages: 224 Language: English ISBN: 9781849951777 Categories: , , , ,

Often amusing, sometimes romantic or fraught with danger, these 30 short stories are about local people, spectacular places and the special wildlife the author sets out to find. The stories include seeking out Arabian Oryx on the searing plains of the Saudi desert; eiderdown collecting in Iceland, crouching in swirling clouds and darkness on a knife-edge ridge in the rugged Madeiran mountains and swimming with Grey Seals off the Pembroke coast. The author describes incredible encounters with spectacular animals from lumbering manatees and dangerous rhinos to unforgettable experiences such as being led by a honeyguide with a Kenyan Dorobo tribesman to the nest of wild bees and watching cranes tip-toeing their courtship dances. These hugely entertaining tales visit places as diverse as the Florida Everglades, England’s New Forest, Iceland’s offshore islands, the Empty Quarter of the Saudi Desert, the tiny remnants of Jordan’s Azraq wetland and the impressive oak dehesas of Extremadura. Sit back and visit the world!

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'...as his latest book describes, he's had scary moments, as well as awe-inspired ones! Visits to the New Forest, Iceland's offshore islands and countless wonderful corners of our planet have left Malcolm at times inspired, overawed and joyous...' The Sunday Post -------------------- '...What a fascinating book. ...describes his adventures (and misadventures) in a variety of far flung places as diverse as the Saudi Desert and the Niger River... The stories are beautifully told and demonstrate not only an incredible knowledge of wildlife word-wide but of the influence, good or bad, of humans on some species and their habitat. ... Gone Wild is a world tour for wildlife enthusiasts and is a book I would thoroughly recommend'. Wildlife Detective, The blog of Alan Stewart

Author Biography

Dr. Smith is a biologist and former Chief Scientist at the Countryside Council for Wales. He is a prolific writer on wildlife, environment and travel and has had numerous features published in a variety of magazines and newspapers. He is the author of the acclaimed Life with Birds, a story of mutual exploitation and Back from the Brink.