His pioneering work on crocodile ecology and conservation is recorded, with his customary humour, in his first book, Discoveries of a Crocodile Man (Collins, 1982).
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Book Description Collins, 1982. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Very Good. The natural history of the Nile crocodile as told by a man who observed and worked with them for 20 years and enlivened by his personal experiences and anecdotes. 213pp with map, numerous b/w and colour photos and bibliog. Buff cloth, sl rubbed, v clean inside. Unclipped, illus DJ is rubbed on edges. Akk our orders are sent by First Class pst. All profits to Amnesty International. Size: 15 x 23cms. Bookseller Inventory # 007532
Book Description William Collins, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Poor. jacket is worn.no inscriptions,light marks.[J.nor]. Bookseller Inventory # brlm
Book Description Collins, 1982. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. jacket is worn, torn and creased. edge wear on boards. foxing and marks. fair binding and condition.[S.K]. Bookseller Inventory # bytq
Book Description (Johannesburg: Collins, 1982) 000262124X, 1982. 8vo; original biscuit-coloured boards, professionally re-cornered in matching cloth; new laminated dustwrapper, retaining the text and picture panels of the original; new endpapers; pp. 213, incl. index; map; plates. Some spotting; trace of rippling to bottom edge. Very good condition: a pleasing restoration. "Through a practical joke played on him by one of his game guards, Tony Pooley as a young game ranger in Zululand became curious about crocodiles. Over the following 20 years he took an absorbing interest in these scaly reptiles as his career with the Natal Parks Game and Fish Preservation Board developed. Tony Pooley tells of the general loathing and mistrust felt towards crocodiles, the myths and superstitions, the fallacies about their behaviour, about attacks on humans and of humans who hunt crocodiles. We share in his daily observations of the complex social behaviour of crocodiles, their courtship and mating, seasonal movement in response to river floods and drought, their basking and hunting techniques and their enemies. From riverbank and lakeside hide we watch them interact with hippos and antelope, birds, terrapins and fish. This is an adventure story, of personal experiences and anecdotes - some of them humorous - about catching crocodiles from a small boat in the dead of night and wading through stinking channels to rescue survivors of a drought; and about the frustrations as well as the successes of pioneering crocodile rearing techniques.". Bookseller Inventory # 4921
Book Description Apr 14, 1983. Book Condition: Used: Good. Ex-Library, All Books are dispatched the same working from the UK if ordered before 1pm GMT, Securely & carefully packed, Great customer service, Bookseller Inventory # M18B-2087
Book Description William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, London, 1982. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. DJ is rubbed and creased with a few small closed tears.paperblock top edge is dusty. 213pp of text including index and illustrations. (RE-EW-NYY-Wa). Bookseller Inventory # 170576
Book Description William Collins Sons & Co Ltd, London, 1982. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. DJ has a stain to the top left front corneris rubbed and creased with a few small closed tears.paperblock top edge is dusty. 213pp of text including index and illustrations. (Doone-W-NWY-Wa). Author. Bookseller Inventory # 170700
Book Description Collins, London, 1982. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good in Mylar Sleeve. First Edition. 213 pages, includes index. Black/white photos, maps. A clean, straight unmarked book, in a bright complete dust jacket. Scan available. Bookseller Inventory # 018515