Vet at the End of the Earth: Adventures with Animals in the South Atlantic (Hardback)
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Vet at the End of the Earth: Adventures with Animals in the South Atlantic (Hardback)

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Hardback 368 Pages
Published: 05/10/2023
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The role of resident vet in the British Overseas Territories of the Falklands, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha and Ascension encompasses the complexities of caring for the world’s oldest land animal – a 200-year-old giant tortoise – and MoD mascots at the Falklands airbase; pursuing mystery creatures and invasive microorganisms; and rescuing animals in extraordinarily rugged landscapes.

Hugely entertaining and affectionate, Jonathan Hollins’s tales of island vetting are not only full of ingenuity and astounding fauna – they are also steeped in the unique local cultures, history and peoples of the islands, far removed from the hustle of continental life. 

Publisher: Duckworth Books
ISBN: 9780715654866
Number of pages: 368
Dimensions: 216 x 135 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Delightful. This warm-hearted book makes you full of admiration for Hollins's spirit of adventure, and for his commitment to the animals he cares for' Daily Mail

'There is much to love, with each chapter a vignette of island life… all against a backdrop of spectacular remoteness' Daily Telegraph

'An amusing account of being a vet in the most remote settlements in the world... The author's bonhomie makes [for] an engaging read' Financial Times

'A delightful, fascinating and entertaining book, ideal for anyone with a passion for the wild and natural world, and who dreams of escapism, adventure and challenge' Dr Hilary Jones, MBE

'Entertaining… [Hollins] writes with wit' Daily Express

‘A Great Veterinary Adventure set in the wilds of the South Atlantic – highly recommended!’ Gareth Steel, author of Never Work with Animals

'Charming descriptions of a life well led on the fringes; vividly told with compassion and humour' Jonathan C Slaght, author of Owls of the Eastern Ice

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“A vivid picture of life on the islands of the British Overseas Atlantic Territories”

Jonathan Hollins has written a brilliant book - serious, funny and totally informative.. His years have been spent working as the senior, and usually the only, vet covering the British Overseas Atlantic Territories... More

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“a fascinating book”

I usually like book covers, but feel that this one suggests whimsical stories of animals in scrapes in a gentle environment. The reality of the book is very different, and a wonderful mix of history, geology,... More

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“Highly recommended”

This is a book that will be loved by animal lovers and whoever loves books written by vet.
Differnt type of animals, funny and heartbreaking moments, stories that keep you hooked.
Highly recommended.
Many thanks to... More

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