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Desert Vet : How a City Boy Became a Bedouin Nomad and Spent Thirty Years Caring for a Menagerie of
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When Sydney-born vet Alex Tinson was plucked from the Australian outback to become chief vet in charge of the United Arab Emirates President's racing camels, he was given one mission: to make the President's camels the best in the UAE and, indeed, all of Arabia. Thirty years later he is still there, having become the world's leading camel vet while caring for a menagerie of unusual animals along the way. But this is more than a story about camels and monkeys, spiders and snakes, and all sorts of other exotic creatures. It is also about crossing boundaries of race and religion to create a life full of possibility, of being introduced to the reclusive world of the Gulf Royal families and of sharing the rich lives of Alex's Bedouin family and friends. Warm and generous, intriguing and compelling, The Desert Vet shows us inside a world few have entered.
Number of Pages: 234
Genre: Biography + Autobiography, Travel
Publisher: Paul & Co Pub Consortium
Author: Alex Tinson
Street Date: May 1, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-3614
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