Wildlife Warrior: Steve Irwin
1962-2006 : a Man who Changed the World
|Paperback / softback
|235 x 155 x 18 mm (H x W x D)
|New Holland Publishers
|30 Oct 2006
|Biography: general / Biography: sport
Wildlife Warrior, the extraordinary life and premature death of Steve Irwin
Steve Irwins sudden and tragic death made headlines around the world. Shock and grief followed. The world had lost a man of heroic proportions; the crocodile hunter had touched and changed lives everywhere. Wildlife Warrior, the Extraordinary Life and Premature Death of Steve Irwin, charts his adventures from his childhood in Victoria, Australia, through to his work in the wilderness and his zoo. It follows his story into marriage and his fame on the world stage as he took every opportunity to spread the word of wildlife conservation. Steve Irwin was a natural historian, a giant, whose passion would be long remembered after the world had paid its final respects.
Richard Shears has written 30 or so books encompassing fiction, true crime and general non-fiction. His recent non-fiction books include Bloodstain: the Vanishing of Peter Falconio and Wildlife Warrior: the Life of Steve Irwin. He has travelled the world as a journalist.
As a career journalist, Richard Shears has covered stories all over the world, from Yellowknife in Canada, to the African continent, the tiny island of Mog Mog in the Pacific and the Antarctic circle. There have been vast oceans and jungles in between. His assignments, one of which has resulted in being awarded a prestigious UK Press award for foreign reporting, have included wars all over the world, among them the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor. Photos he has taken have been used in magazines and exhibitions. The thirty or so books he has published encompass fiction, true crime and general nonfiction including Highway to Nowhere: The Chilling True Story of the Backpacker Murders (1996), Bloodstain: The Hunt for the Killer of Peter Falconio (2005), and Swamp: Who Murdered Margaret Clement? (2017) for New Holland Publishers.