42 Word Review: A Sheltered Life – The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise

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A Sheltered Life: The Unexpected History of the Giant Tortoise

by Paul Chambers (John Murray, 2004)

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Paul Chambers takes us through mankind’s relentless, almost comically unthinking campaign to wipe out the world’s various populations of docile, expedient (and apparently very tasty) giant tortoises, in the process casting dark light on the early history of scientific research and conservation.

 

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