Mangroves and Man-Eaters: and other wildlife encounters

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Personal encounters with animals around the world, from piranhas and man-eating tigers to garden birds

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Dan Freeman is an editor at American Library Association Publishing, where he focuses on library technology and online learning.

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'...is an entertaining book, which relates personal encounters of the author with animals and people around the world'. Mammiferes Sauvages/Arvicola '...his account of his journey from the bird room of the Natural HIstory Museum to these dangerous swamplands - and many other wildlife havens around the globe - is a hugely enjoyable read'. BBC Wildlife '...as the colourful, at times hair-raising, 18 chapters of this book reveal, has travelled very widely over 35 years... Outstanding among the bird stories related is an expedition to northern Australia in 1968 when interest was focused on three species of grasswrens... ...delightful accounts of observing and filming breeding Red-footed Falcons...' IBIS '...What makes his book ... really special is the initimate tone with which Dan writes about the people... ...this is a powerful and evocative collection of stories ... engaging with animals and people on six continents. Dan has observed his subjects with a naturalist's passion for detail, resulting in a book that is engaging, informative and highly revealing'. Australian Geographic '...Freeman's adventures are no less fascinating than those of his more famous small-screen counterparts. ...a remarkable account of the problems involved in filming the feeding frenzies of piranha in Venezuela's Orinoco River. Freeman is an entertaining writer who tells his stories with simplicity and panache and this is an interesting insight into a life spent observing and recording the natural world. The Sydney Morning Herald

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