4 out of 4 stars
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Have you observed kangaroos in the wild? It could be pleasurable to watch them move about gracefully in their natural habitat. However, keeping plants and animals safe in their habitat can be a daunting task. A Vanishing Kind by John Wamsley and Stephen L. Davey is a biography that gives a detailed account of the struggles that went into the establishment of the Earth Sanctuaries Limited Company in Australia.
John was a born bush-lover. The opening chapters of the book describe how John rose above difficulties and grew into a strong and industrious youth. His love of mathematics did not keep him away from the bush. John's intimate knowledge of the workings of the natural environment aided his efforts in conservation. It was eye-opening to read about the influence of feral plants and animals. John and Proo stood against the odds and created an organization that kept native plants and animals safe from extinction. However, how would the company fare against corrupt officials and changing government regulations? Would John succeed in keeping the bush as a permanent part of his life?
A Vanishing Kind was written with a professional touch. The narrative is straightforward in an easy-to-read format. It contains valuable information on plants and animals. I gleaned some facts about the relationship between woody pines and surrounding vegetation. I also learned a few tricks on keeping animals within a fenced perimeter. There is much to learn from John Wamsley. Through the ups and downs in life, he remained determined and positive. His strength of character is admirable. He is a go-getter. This is what I love most about him. At a point, the 'world' turned its back on his mission, yet, he managed to survive with Proo's support. His story emphasized the value of having the proper motive for chosen pursuits in life.
This book is free of sexual and violent scenes. The book is also suitable for readers of all religious sensitivities. However, there were instances of non-borderline profanities in the text. The narrative was written in simple grammar to aid understanding. Relevant pictures are positioned in strategic locations throughout the book. The pictures lent credence to the story and made it much more engaging.
I would rate this book 4 out of 4 stars. I have no dislikes about this book. The text was free of typographical and grammatical errors. The order of events was well-arranged without confusion. It contains a wealth of information on wildlife conservation techniques. I would recommend this book to lovers of wildlife conservation and to others who love biographies.
A Vanishing Kind
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