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Wildlife Warrior: Steve Irwin 1962-2006 - A Man Who Changed the World [Paperback]

Richard Shears
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Book Description

Oct 2006
Steve Irwin's sudden and tragic death made headline news around the world. Shock and grief followed. The world lost a man of heroic proportions. A man who as the Crocodile Hunter touched and changed lives everywhere. "Wildlife Warrior" charts Steve Irwin's amazing life - from his childhood catching snakes in Victoria, Australia, through to his work in the wilderness and in his zoo. It follows his love story with his wife Terri and his rise to fame. A down-to-earth adventurer with a love of all animals, he was passionate about wildlife conservation, life and his family. The book details his lesser-known work saving endangered habitats and furthering knowledge of crocodile behaviour, as well as his many adventures in the bush and further afield.

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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers (Oct 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1741105528
  • ISBN-13: 978-1741105520
  • Product Dimensions: 22.8 x 15.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'There's only one way to shoot a crocodile, and that's with a camera' Steve Irwin"

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Richard Shears is the South East Asia correspondent for the Daily Mail. He and his wife have been friends of the Irwin family for many years, and Richard formally interviewed Steven Irwin and visited his Australia Zoo on a number of occasions, when he was awed by Steve's enthusiasm for saving wildlife. Richard is a prize-winning journalist and author of more than 20 books, the latest of which is Bloodstain, which examines the disappearance of British backpacker Peter Falconio in the Australian outback.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars super book 10 Aug 2010
By deb1
steve irwin is my hero i never get tired of reading this book a great read highly recommened for a fab read about a very caring man
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5.0 out of 5 stars Arrivee on time. Great condition! 6 Jun 2013
By Lauren
Great prices! If you have any more wildlife / ecology / biodiversity books at similar prices I would be interested!! Arrived on time and in very good condition as the book had never been read. Thank you!
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5.0 out of 5 stars bullseye 21 Dec 2006
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This book is a wonderful read , really hitting the target. I like the easy way it lays out Steve Irwin's life from his early years to his sad end and poignant farewell.

The simplicity of Richard Shears' writing style particularly strikes a chord with many of us in developing nations where more than 75% of the population can barely read. The author has allowed us to share, with the rest of the world, in the life of a man who wanted his message about caring for the earth and all its creatures to reach us all. And it has --through Wildlife Warrior. Bravo!

May we all have the courage to stand up and be counted even in the face of criticism and derision as Steve Irwin did.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Accurate view of Steve Irwin's life 17 Dec 2006
By Michael Downey - Published on
I found the book an interesting wrap up of a life cut short in it's prime; I wasn't an Irwin fan but I read the book to find out why people so admired him as I am a lover of wildlife. Mr. Shears wrote in a journalistic manner, clear & concise and without pretension and I got a fair idea of what sort of a man Steve Irwin was without mythology. A good read. Michael Downey
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Croc hunter-He changed our world 13 Jan 2007
By Patricia L. Joubert - Published on
This is a very well done book about such a remarkable man. It was purchased for my daughter. His death broke her heart. He was/is her hero. She decided at age 4 she wanted to be a zoologist after watching croc hunter. Reading about her hero has brought her joy. It is a great tribute to a remarkable human being. CROCS RULE!!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars My first foray into the post-Steve Irwin literature... 15 May 2010
By R S Cobblestone - Published on
I was, and still am, a Steve Irwin fan. It was crushing to learn of his death, by a fish, of all things! And I temporarily divorced myself from The Crocodile Hunter following this accident. As you probably know, the human vultures came out after his death. "He deserved it," some wrote. "That's what you get for harassing animals," others said.

I emphatically disagree.

Steve Irwin was personally responsible for reaching thousands of people, perhaps millions, and igniting at least a spark of environmental stewardship. His family was responsible for preserving thousands of acres of habitat.

He brought joy to the world, as an ambassador for Nature. And I miss this effort.

In Wildlife Warrior: Steve Irwin: 1962 - 2006, a Man Who Changed the World, journalist Richard Shears wrote a fairly shallow, but still interesting, review of Irwin's life and death. There are a limited number of photographs of his life, and interviews with people present when Irwin died (I don't know if these were first-person interviews). He discusses Irwin's loves, and controversies in his life.

You will get a taste of Steve Irwin.

This is my first foray into the post-Steve Irwin literature, and I suspect there will be more books coming (there are a number at the moment, including one written by Terri Irwin). I hope to read more of these over the years, to get a better understanding of Steve Irwin's lasting contributions to wildlife conservation.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Honest and Fair Read 24 Aug 2007
By Little Dragon - Published on
While I agree the book was written in a bit of a disorganized style, and some wording in sentences made me have to re read some to get the sense of it, I am Thoroughly enjoying the read, I'm almost done with it. Its Fair, esp. the part about Steve supposedly putting his baby in danger nearly feeding him to the crocs as so many put it.. I am a huge fan of Steve and Terri, and I KNOW how much he loves his family, I NEVER was worried or shocked, as I understand him and his thinking.. he'd NEVER take a chance of any kind with his children, family, friends, co-workers. Richard wrote about all of it fairly and honestly, which I appreciated, and felt he is also a fan too with a fondness for the man. Richard is an award winning writer, so I did enjoy the book. Some nice pictures in it.
First time using Product link, its for the new book by Terri Irwin herself, titled "Steve and Me" - not sure I did it right.Steve and Me: Life with the Crocodile Hunter
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