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When Terri Raines was twenty-seven years old, she took a vacation that changed her life. Leaving behind her wildlife rescue work in Oregon, Terri traveled to Australia, and there, at a small wildlife park, she met and fell in love with a tall, blond force of nature named Steve Irwin. They were married in less than a year, and Terri eagerly joined in Steve's conservation work. The footage filmed on their crocodile-trapping honeymoon became the first episode of The Crocodile Hunter,
and together, Steve and Terri began to change the world.
In Steve & Me, Terri recounts the unforgettable adventures they shared wrangling venomous snakes, saving deadly crocodiles from poachers, swimming among humpback whales. A uniquely gifted naturalist, Steve was first and foremost a wildlife warrior dedicated to rescuing endangered animals especially his beloved crocs and educating everyone he could reach about the importance of conservation. In the hit TV shows that continue to be broadcast worldwide, Steve's enthusiasm lives on, bringing little-known and often-feared species to light as he reveals and revels in the wonders of our planet.
With grace, wit, and candor, Terri Irwin portrays her husband as he really was a devoted family man, a fervently dedicated environmentalist, a modest bloke who spoke to millions on behalf of those who could not speak for themselves. Steve & Me is a nonstop adventure, a real-life love story, and a fitting tribute to a man adored by all those whose lives he touched, written by the woman who knew and loved him best of all.
From the woman who knew Steve Irwin best comes a loving, moving story of their life together, his astonishing legacy, and the man behind the Crocodile Hunter phenomenon. 16-page full-color photo insert.
About the Author
Terri Irwin is the owner of Australia Zoo at Beerwah, Queensland, Australia. She costarred with her husband on The Crocodile Hunter, as well as their spin-off series The Crocodile Hunter Diaries and Croc Files. She lives in Australia with their two children, Bindi and Robert.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Professor Craig E. Franklin Chapter One: First Encounter Chapter Two: Malina Chapter Three: Rescue Chapter Four: Burdekin Chapter Five: The Crocodile Hunter Chapter Six: Zoo Chapter Seven: Stacks of Fun Chapter Eight: Egg Stealing Chapter Nine: "I Know What We Have to Do" Chapter Ten: Animal Planet Chapter Eleven: Bindi Sue Chapter Twelve: The Crocodile Kid Chapter Thirteen: On the Road Again Chapter Fourteen: Coming Back Chapter Fifteen: Baby Bob Chapter Sixteen: Antarctica Chapter Seventeen: The School of the Bush Chapter Eighteen: Batt Reef Chapter Nineteen: Steve's Whale One Come Join Us Condolence Glossary of Australian Terms Acknowledgments