Wild Africa

Author: Alex Bernasconi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781906506315

Category: Africa

Page: 270

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From a totally fresh perspective, with unique access to some of the remotest regions and species living beyond the confines of captivity, Wild Africa is a contemporary photographic record that takes you into the heart of one of the world's last natural paradises. The result of painstaking expeditions across the continent, Alex Bernasconi's photographic document contains some of the most novel, surprising and spectacular images of Africa and its wildlife. This is an off-road Africa, with moments of true beauty and natural delicacy that shows the full splendour of wildlife at one with the landscape, whilst preserving its raw immediacy. In the one thousand eight hundred images a week that Bernasconi takes of some of nature's finest and most endangered animals, wildlife photography is embodied at its most honest and creative. Wild Africa depicts some of Africa's most voluptuous vistas alongside the world's most treasured wildlife discovered off-guard, at its most powerful and endearing. These are unique images by a photographer motivated to preserve for posterity the most exceptional panoramas of wildlife in its true habitat that we have today. This is a visual testament of the best of our planet. It is an enduring legacy to inspire the ecological generation.

Wild Africa

Author: Alex Bernasconi

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554077724

Category: Nature

Page: 270

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A sumptuous visual record of one of Earth's last natural paradises. From a totally fresh perspective, world-renowned photographer Alex Bernasconi provides a spectacular tour across a magnificent continent. This is the off-road, seldom-seen Africa. Moments of true beauty and natural delicacy show the full splendor of wildlife at one with the landscape. Choosing from among many thousands of photographs -- having taken more than 1,800 photographs a week of some of nature's finest and most endangered animals -- Bernasconi stays true to the best principles of wildlife photography: invisible, honest, creative. He is especially well known for his uncanny ability to capture animals in their true nature, and the pages of Wild Africa demonstrate he is often rewarded for his patience with endearing and humorous images. These are unique images captured by a photographer motivated to preserve for posterity one of the world's most exceptional panoramas of extant wildlife. See it here -- and let's try to preserve it.

Wild Africa

Author: Alex Bernasconi

Publisher: Andreas Papadakis Publishers

ISBN: 9781901092974

Category: Africa

Page: 270

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This collection of photographs reveals an Africa that can be both gentle and violent, like nature itself. Cruel things can happen but it is above all a land of enchanting landscapes and colour, with no earthly equal in the number and variety of its species.

The Myth of Wild Africa

Conservation Without Illusion

Author: Jonathan S. Adams,Thomas O. McShane

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520206717

Category: Nature

Page: 282

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Most people would feel a great loss if elephants, rhinos, or gorillas were to become extinct, but would we willingly move our families, change our means of earning a living, and disrupt our culture to prevent their extinction? People living in rural Africa are being asked to do just this by the world community. The Myth of Wild Africa explores a joint African/Western approach to conservation with the goal of returning control to the African nations.

Wild Africa

Author: Patrick Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780563537908

Category: Natural history

Page: 240

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From space, Africa is a shattered land, textured by burning sands, seas of grass and steaming forests. It is scarred by mountains and bejewelled by great lakes and rivers. This ancient continent is also alive with some of the greatest wildlife on Earth. The book covers the fragmented areas of Africa: the jungle, the mountains, the savannah, the rivers and lakes, the coasts, and the deserts. It shows how a once stable continent has been fragmented and how this process has catalyzed the evolution of some remarkable animals and plants. In the savannah, carnivorous ants consume as much meat as lions, while in the jungle, where light barely penetrates the lef canopy, there are diminutuve forms of familiar animals - pygmy chimpanzees, forest elephants and dwarf hippos.

Wild Africa

three centuries of nature writing from Africa

Author: John A. Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 318

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Contains a collection of stories and journal entries from Western explorers on their impressions of Africa, and an assortment of stories, tales, and proverbs from different African tribes

Cathedral of the Wild

An African Journey Home

Author: Boyd Varty

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679604855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Boyd Varty had an unconventional upbringing. He grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, a place where man and nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders. Founded more than eighty years ago as a hunting ground, Londolozi was transformed into a nature reserve beginning in 1973 by Varty’s father and uncle, visionaries of the restoration movement. But it wasn’t just a sanctuary for the animals; it was also a place for ravaged land to flourish again and for the human spirit to be restored. When Nelson Mandela was released after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, he came to the reserve to recover. Cathedral of the Wild is Varty’s memoir of his life in this exquisite and vast refuge. At Londolozi, Varty gained the confidence that emerges from living in Africa. “We came out strong and largely unafraid of life,” he writes, “with the full knowledge of its dangers.” It was there that young Boyd and his equally adventurous sister learned to track animals, raised leopard and lion cubs, followed their larger-than-life uncle on his many adventures filming wildlife, and became one with the land. Varty survived a harrowing black mamba encounter, a debilitating bout with malaria, even a vicious crocodile attack, but his biggest challenge was a personal crisis of purpose. An intense spiritual quest takes him across the globe and back again—to reconnect with nature and “rediscover the track.” Cathedral of the Wild is a story of transformation that inspires a great appreciation for the beauty and order of the natural world. With conviction, hope, and humor, Varty makes a passionate claim for the power of the wild to restore the human spirit. Praise for Cathedral of the Wild “Extremely touching . . . a book about growth and hope.”—The New York Times “It made me cry with its hard-won truths about human and animal nature. . . . Both funny and deeply moving, this book belongs on the shelf of everyone who seeks healing in wilderness.”—BookPage “This is a gorgeous, lyrical, hilarious, important book. Boyd Varty is as brilliant a storyteller and as kind a companion as you’ll ever meet. He describes a life that has been spent forging a new way of thinking and being, in harmony with both Nature writ large and the human nature that is you. Read this and you may find yourself instinctively beginning to heal old wounds: in yourself, in others, and just maybe in the cathedral of the wild that is our true home.”—Martha Beck, author of Finding Your Own North Star “Cathedral of the Wild is the captivating story of the joyful, occasionally terrifying, but always interesting life of Boyd Varty. It is also a tale of healing, and of one family’s passion to restore our broken connection to nature. Be prepared to fall in love with Varty, his sister, his parents, his uncle, the ideals they fiercely hold to protect the African bush, and the wild animals and people that surround them. With his campfire wit and poet’s ear, Varty is a wonderful new voice in adventure writing.”—Susan Casey, author of The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean “From the first chapter of Cathedral of the Wild, Boyd Varty’s South Africa grabs your heart, rather like the giant mamba he encountered as a boy. The deadly snake moved on, but Varty’s stories stick.”—Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle From the Hardcover edition.

Born Wild

The Extraordinary Story of One Man's Passion for Africa

Author: Tony Fitzjohn

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307716058

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Tony Fitzjohn, part missionary, part madman, has been called “one of the world’s most endangered creatures.” An internationally renowned field expert on African wildlife, he is best known for the eighteen years he spent helping Born Free’s George Adamson return more than forty leopards and lions—including the celebrated Christian—to the wild in central Kenya. Born Wild is the memoir of Fitzjohn’s extraordinary life. It shows how a man driven by an impossibly restless spirit can do almost anything, from being a bouncer in a brothel, to surviving a vicious lion attack, to fighting with the Tanzanian government, to being appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by the Queen. A notorious hell-raiser given to scrapes with bandits, evil policemen, and wicked politicians, who has been shot at by poachers and chewed up by lions, Fitzjohn is also a wonderful raconteur. Shenanigans aside, he belongs to that rare species of humans who have sought refuge and meaning in a life truly dedicated to the restoration of the animal kingdom. Many times Tony Fitzjohn has put his life on the line for the cause in which he believes. Born Wild is the story of that passion.

Roaring at the Dawn

Journeys in Wild Africa

Author: Brian Jackman,Jonathan Scott,David Coulson

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9781853105708

Category: Africa

Page: 138

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A celebration of the splendors of wild Africa, its greatest game parks, and most spectacular fauna. Drawn from 20 years of safaris in Kenya, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, it offers the reader a vivid portrait of life in the bush.

Into Wild Africa

Author: Jeff Corwin,Elaine Pascoe

Publisher: Blackbirch PressInc

ISBN: 9781567118513

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Television personality Jeff Corwin takes the reader on an expedition to Namibia to learn about the diverse wildlife found there.

Wild at Heart

Man and Beast in Southern Africa

Author: Chris Johns,Peter Godwin

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142620194X

Category: Photography

Page: 175

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Full-color photographs capture the rich natural beauty of southern Africa, offering extraordinary portraits of wildlife as well as the interconnection of the region's diverse human inhabitants with the natural world.

Family Album of Wild Africa

Author: Laurent Baheux

Publisher: TeNeues

ISBN: 9783961710492

Category: Nature

Page: 303

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Many have tried to convey the true spirit of Africa's animals in words, photography, or in music. There may be no challenge greater; Africa's fauna are vast in number and rich in diversity. In this finely crafted collection, French photographer Laurent Baheux uses the medium of black-and-white photography to capture the intricate details of both the wondrous beasts and the magnificent settings in which they dwell. This wide-ranging volume lays particular emphasis on his subjects' individual spirits--revealing all of their vulnerability while losing nothing of their raw vitality. Every photograph is so carefully composed and well lit that the details equal the evocative precision of an Old Masters portrait. Through Baheux's eyes we get close to the creatures that will both inspire and humble us all.

Wild Africa

Author: J. R. Euen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781548977641

Category:

Page: 38

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J.R.Euen - in J.R.Euen's account of life in 1960s upcountry Tanzania, the readers find themselves in a world that no longer exists. East African Railways and Harbours had a network of rails and ferries covering the three East African territories, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda.The three territories are evolving on independence from Great Britain, but it is a transitional period, and a way of life which will be changed for ever was coming to an end.Rory MacTavish and his family are stationed in Kigoma, Tanzania, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where East African Railways and Harbours operate a steamship service between the lake port of Kigoma in Tanzania, and Mpulungu, in Northern Rhodesia.

Wild Life

Adventures Of An Accidental Conservationist In Africa

Author: Dick Pitman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1461745934

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Terrific, amusing, poignant account of 25 years in Zimbabwe as a wildlife conservationist, saving Rhinos and cheetahs, mapping out elephant corridors, and flying over wilderness to track animals.

In Wild Africa

Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey Through the Sahara Desert

Author: Thomas Wallace Knox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 326

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Wild Africa, Odyssey in a Ford Corsair GT

Author: Brian Dawtrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785545955

Category:

Page: 301

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In 1964 Jo and Brian Dawtrey and their three children set off on their second tour of Overseas Aid to Tanzania, East Africa. Leaving behind twelve years experience of farming in England, they are appointed to initiate agricultural and resettlement schemes for tribal communities enabling them to upgrade their standard of living and to grow cash crops. This story is about their extensive travel, often having to build or repair the roads before them, their wild bush adventures and their strident humanitarian efforts to bring tribal communities into the modern world. When they are finally posted to the tropical coast of Tanga Province, they feel they have reached heaven but 'God' has unforeseen plans for the Dawtreys.

Wild Africa

Author: Prerna Goel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781367284784

Category:

Page: N.A

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"Africa - You can see a sunset and believe you have witnessed the Hand of God. You watch the slope lope of a lioness and forget to breathe. You marvel at the tripod of a giraffe bent to water. In Africa, there are iridescent blues on the wings of birds that you do not see anywhere else in nature. In Africa, in the midday heart, you can see blisters in the atmosphere. When you are in Africa, you feel primordial, rocked in the cradle of the world."