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The Resource My life with kangaroos : a deaf woman's remarkable story, Doris Herrmann ; with Michael Gaida and Theres Johl ; translated by Paul Foster

My life with kangaroos : a deaf woman's remarkable story, Doris Herrmann ; with Michael Gaida and Theres Johl ; translated by Paul Foster

Label
My life with kangaroos : a deaf woman's remarkable story
Title
My life with kangaroos
Title remainder
a deaf woman's remarkable story
Statement of responsibility
Doris Herrmann ; with Michael Gaida and Theres Johl ; translated by Paul Foster
Creator
auCZMl19uO4
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Doris Herrmann was born deaf in 1933 in Basel, Switzerland, and from the age of three, she possessed a mystical attraction to kangaroos. She recalls seeing them at that age for the first time at the Basel Zoo, and spending every spare moment visiting them from then on. Eventually, her fascination grew into passionate study of their behavior. Her dedication caught the attention of the zookeepers who provided her greater access to these extraordinary animals. Despite her challenges with communication, Herrmann wrote a scientific paper about the kangaroo’s pouch hygiene when raising a joey. Soon, experts from around the world came to visit this precocious deaf girl who knew about kangaroos. Herrmann appreciated the opportunities opening up to her, but her real dream was to travel to Australia to study kangaroos in the wild. For years she worked and yearned, until Dr. Karl H. Winkelstäter a renowned authority on kangaroos, suggested an independent study in Australia at a place called Pebbly Beach. In 1969, at the age of 35, Herrmann finally traveled to the native land of kangaroos. During the next four decades, she would make many more trips to observe and write about kangaroos."--Gallaudet Press website, http://gupress.gallaudet.edu/bookpage/MLWKbookpage.html, viewed August 28, 2013
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1933-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herrmann, Doris
Dewey number
599.2/22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1957-
  • 1933-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Gaida, Michael
  • Jöhl, Theres
  • Herrmann, Doris
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Herrmann, Doris
  • Kangaroos
  • Kangaroos
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Deaf authors
  • Deaf women
Label
My life with kangaroos : a deaf woman's remarkable story, Doris Herrmann ; with Michael Gaida and Theres Johl ; translated by Paul Foster
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Translated and revised edition of: Känguruherz. Berlin : Pro Business GmbH, 2009
Color
multicolored
Contents
Kangaroos as Yet Undiscovered -- School Years -- Under the Spell of the Kangaroo -- Thwarted Courtship -- Dora -- A Firm Decision -- In the Land of My Dreams at Last -- Pebbly Beach -- Jacqueline -- Moving like a Kangaroo -- A Community of Individuals -- The Bosses -- Manuela -- Of Mothers and Children -- It's Certainly Not Deathly Quiet! -- All Kinds of Remarkable Things -- Dreams -- Kangaroos Overcome the Iron Curtain -- My Brother and Me -- Aboriginals -- Eukala -- The All-embracing Unity
Control code
ocn864757815
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 258 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781563685606
Other physical details
illustrations)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864757815
Label
My life with kangaroos : a deaf woman's remarkable story, Doris Herrmann ; with Michael Gaida and Theres Johl ; translated by Paul Foster
Publication
Note
Translated and revised edition of: Känguruherz. Berlin : Pro Business GmbH, 2009
Color
multicolored
Contents
Kangaroos as Yet Undiscovered -- School Years -- Under the Spell of the Kangaroo -- Thwarted Courtship -- Dora -- A Firm Decision -- In the Land of My Dreams at Last -- Pebbly Beach -- Jacqueline -- Moving like a Kangaroo -- A Community of Individuals -- The Bosses -- Manuela -- Of Mothers and Children -- It's Certainly Not Deathly Quiet! -- All Kinds of Remarkable Things -- Dreams -- Kangaroos Overcome the Iron Curtain -- My Brother and Me -- Aboriginals -- Eukala -- The All-embracing Unity
Control code
ocn864757815
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 258 pages
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781563685606
Other physical details
illustrations)
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)864757815

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