The crocodile hunter : the incredible life and adventures of Steve and Terri Irwin

by Irwin, Steve, 1962-2006.

Format: Print Book 2001
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
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Coraopolis Memorial Library Non-Fiction 920 IRWIN
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Non-Fiction 597.9 IRW
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Penn Hills Library Non-Fiction 597.9 IRW
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Summary
Crikey! For Steve and Terri Irwin, dealing with nasty 20-foot gators, hissing deadly snakes, charging rhinos, poisonous spiders, slimy lizards, and wild reptiles in their own habitats are part of daily life. A committed environmentalist, Steve Irwin's sheer love for animals began at a young age: his parents began an animal refuge when he was quite young, instilling a respect for some of Austrailia's native wildlife, and some of the most dangerous creatures on Earth. Read about Steve's first adventures as a young lad, wrestling crocs with his dad. Thrill to the adventure of camping out in the bush for months at a time, cataloguing new species never before known to man, while avoiding death and dismemberment at every turn. And regale in Steve's tales of the deadliest animals he has encountered in his extensive travels throughout the world.Written with his wife and soulmate Terri Irwin, the book also gives intimate insights into the private life away from the cameras. Learn how Steve and Terri first met, and how they successfully translated a shared love of animals into a worldwide message of conversation, and built one of the largest private zoos in Australia.Together, Steve and Terri Irwin have fascinated and entertained millions -now, join them in the first book to bring you behind the scenes in the life of the Crocodile Hunter.Don't forget to check your local listings for "The Crocodile Hunter" on Animal Planet! You can find Animal Planet and The Crocodile Hunter on the web at www.discovery.com .
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Well known as one of the stars of the Discovery Channel, Irwin, with the assistance of his wife, Terri, has many exciting tales to tell. The son of a man who loved and collected reptiles and a woman who reared orphaned kangaroos, Irwin grew up surrounded by wildlife. He and his father traveled the back roads collecting snakes and rescuing crocodiles. Irwin tells of early encounters with venomous snakes, learning to capture small crocodiles by leaping onto their backs from a boat, and setting traps for the truly enormous crocodiles. Terri enters the picture in the early 1990s when she traveled to Australia and met Steve at the family's zoo. At that point the pair began filming the wildlife documentaries that became Crocodile Hunter on Animal Planet, and the narrative turns to the adventures of working with dangerous wildlife all over the world. Written in the breezy, Australian slang-ridden style of Irwin's narration of his wildlife shows and heavily illustrated with photos from the duo's travels. --Nancy Bent"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "While many U.S. readers will be familiar with Australian Steve Irwin's good-mate/wild-man persona from his smash hit cable show Crocodile Hunter, they may be surprised by the passion and thought with which Steve and his wife, Terri, undertake wildlife conservation work. Neither will fans be bored: this entertaining, exciting autobiography/adventure tale/environmental tract is packed, as advertised, with incredible feats. Steve is son to the man "recognized as the greatest herpetologist in Australia and revered throughout the world as a legend for catching highly venomous snakes" bare-handed. The first section recounts Steve's childhood with his conservation-minded father and mother ("She was the Mother Teresa of wildlife rehabilitation"), who built the Queensland Reptile and Fauna Park, soon enlarged and renamed the Australian Zoo, one of the best zoological facilities in the world. As the park expanded, Steve learned to leap from boats onto the backs of crocodiles of all sizes, capturing them for relocation. The second section is told by Terri, an impressive Oregonian nature lover who was running a wildlife rehabilitation facility when she met Steve on a trip to Australia. While Steve punctuates his writing with phrases like "Holy snappin' duck poo!" Terri offers a calmer perspective on their commitment to wildlife conservation. The final section discusses the Irwins' current efforts at the Australian Zoo: "Our passion for wildlife is our elixir of life and we'll die defending animals that others deem dangerous and threatening." What could have been an easy rip-off of a popular show is a fun, educational read for adults and children alike. (Nov.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Irwin, Steve, -- 1962-2006.
Irwin, Terri.
Herpetologists -- Australia -- Biography.
Dangerous animals.
Publisher New York :Dutton,2001
Other Titles Crocodile hunter
Contributors Irwin, Terri.
Language English
Description 202 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
ISBN 0525946357 (alk. paper)
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