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

three centuries of nature writing from Africa

Author: John A. Murray

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


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

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.

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.

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.

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, Odyssey in a Ford Corsair GT

Author: Brian Dawtrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785545955


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.

Africa's Big Five and Other Wildlife Filmmakers

A Centenary of Wildlife Filming in Kenya

Author: Jean Hartley

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9966724494

Category: History

Page: 163

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Jean Hartley, born in Kenya, is acknowledged as being the first to legitimise ifixingi for wildlife film crews. Over the last 25 years, she has worked on over a thousand films, the vast majority being about wildlife and nature. She features five of the great film makers who all started their careers in Kenya in the1950s, legends whom she is proud to call personal friends. Watching all of their films, and many more, she became fascinated by the history of film making in Kenya and determined to find out when it all started. In this insightful book, she traces the roots of wildlife film back a hundred years, drawing on accounts of the original film makers and the professional hunters who guided those early safaris. She tracks the changes from those grainy, speeded up, silent films through to the technologically perfect High Definition and 3D films that are being made today."

Wild Africa

Author: J. R. Euen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781548977641


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.

Destiny in Wild Africa

Author: Jean Mary Bonsor

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1468544659

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Destiny in Wild Africa by Jean Mary Bonsor To get over a break up with her boyfriend, Suzanna Scott reluctantly agrees to accompany her cousin Sally on a week's holiday to a remote bush camp in the Zambezi Valley. She is unprepared for the beauty of the camp and, despite her initial resistance, discovers deep in her heart an awakening love and compassion for the rugged bushveld and the animals that live within it's fascinating confines. One person keeps upsetting her, though. The brusque and intolerant manager of the camp seems intent on clashing swords with Suzanna. Why can't she just walk away and ignore his unsettling influence? How can she possibly know that their destinies are linked together? A die cast without their knowledge. This is a charming story that takes the reader deep into the wilds of northern Zimbabwe – an area that many people can only dream of visiting - and leaves them with a warm and memorable glow of satisfaction.

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.

Genetic Improvement of Field Crops

Author: C.B. Singh,D. Khare

Publisher: Scientific Publishers

ISBN: 9386102315

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 4504

Opportunities exist for increasing food production in a sustainable manner through the genetic improvement of field crops. One of the potential tools for improvement of the crop performance is the genetic alteration and selection.

Sub-Saharan Africa

An Environmental History

Author: Gregory Maddox

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851095551

Category: Science

Page: 355

View: 3137

Examines how the African enviroment has shaped human responses to their landscape.

Voyage to Wild Africa

Author: Brian Dawtrey

Publisher: Austin Macauley Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781849638104

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 219

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Three humorous books: Love Letters to my Darling Cicely 1946 Life at Home farm 1950 - 1962 Wild Africa and a Job to Do 1962 - 64 Brian Dawtrey shares his witty and informative memoirs of a life less ordinary; alongside a colourful cast of friends, acquaintances and animals, met on his journey from love-struck teenager to Africa's challenge. This charming family uproots itself from an idyllic life on Home Farm and sets sail across the seas for Tanganyika where a new beginning, and for Brian a new job in Overseas Aid, awaits them. What follows is an often hilarious account of indomitable spirit and admirable good humour shown by Brian and Cicely and their children, in the face of every obstacle thrown at them, by government, by nature, and by an elephant's digestive system.

In Wild Africa

Adventures of Two Youths in a Journey Through the Sahara Desert

Author: Thomas Wallace Knox

Publisher: N.A


Category: Adventure stories

Page: 326

View: 3625


New Holy Wars

Economic Religion Versus Environmental Religion in Contemporary America

Author: Robert H. Nelson

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271047321

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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