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Vet at the End of the Earth (edition 2023)

by Jonathan Hollins (Author)

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The role of resident vet in the British Overseas Territories encompasses the complexities of caring for the world's oldest known living land animal - Jonathan the giant tortoise, 190 years old - and MoD mascots at the Falklands airbase; pursuing mystery creatures and invasive microorganisms; relocating herds of reindeer; and rescuing animals in extraordinary and rugged landscapes. Witty, warm and beautifully crafted, Jonathan Hollins's tales of island vetting are not only full of wonderful creatures - they are also steeped in the unique local cultures, history and peoples of the islands, far removed from the hustle of modern life. Discover the Falklands, a sprawling archipelago rich in wildlife and fish; lush St Helena and its cindery sister Ascension; and Tristan da Cunha, a tiny, remote community of 250 people carving out an existence on an active volcano.… (more)
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Title:Vet at the End of the Earth
Authors:Jonathan Hollins (Author)
Info:Duckworth Books Ltd. (2023), 368 pages
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Vet at the End of the Earth: Adventures with Animals in the South Atlantic by Jonathan Hollins

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This guy seems really wonderful, and he’s lived an incredibly cool life in fascinating places. I suspect these stories are better when shared in person at a party.

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The role of resident vet in the British Overseas Territories encompasses the complexities of caring for the world's oldest known living land animal - Jonathan the giant tortoise, 190 years old - and MoD mascots at the Falklands airbase; pursuing mystery creatures and invasive microorganisms; relocating herds of reindeer; and rescuing animals in extraordinary and rugged landscapes. Witty, warm and beautifully crafted, Jonathan Hollins's tales of island vetting are not only full of wonderful creatures - they are also steeped in the unique local cultures, history and peoples of the islands, far removed from the hustle of modern life. Discover the Falklands, a sprawling archipelago rich in wildlife and fish; lush St Helena and its cindery sister Ascension; and Tristan da Cunha, a tiny, remote community of 250 people carving out an existence on an active volcano.

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