Life in Ponds and Streams

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 "On opening the parcel I was delighted to find that it contained a fat volume entitled Life in Ponds and Streams.  "I think it would be a useful .... um .... addition to your library," said Theodore, rocking on his toes. "It contains some very interesting information on ... er ... general freshwater life."

MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS © Gerald Durrell 1956

 "I think the first time I fully realized what a complex world exists in water was when, in Corfu, my friend and teacher Theodore, showed me a single drop taken from an old water-butt that stood outside the the kitchen of our villa. As soon as I peered through the microscope, I could see an extraordinary jungle revealed ... and I had been completely unaware of it ..."

THE AMATEUR NATURALIST © Gerald Durrell and Lee Durrell 1982

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Frontispiece from Life in Ponds and Streams

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