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

View: 9736

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

View: 5363

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

View: 8177

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: Patrick Morris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780563537908

Category: Natural history

Page: 240

View: 4001

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.

Destiny in Wild Africa

Author: Jean Mary Bonsor

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1468544659

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

View: 498

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.

Roaring at the Dawn

Journeys in Wild Africa

Author: Brian Jackman,Jonathan Scott,David Coulson

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9781853105708

Category: Africa

Page: 138

View: 7745

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, Odyssey in a Ford Corsair GT

Author: Brian Dawtrey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785545962


Page: 301

View: 8015

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: 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.

Wild Africa

Author: Prerna Goel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781367284784


Page: N.A

View: 5617

"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."

Into Wild Africa

Author: Jeff Corwin,Elaine Pascoe

Publisher: Blackbirch PressInc

ISBN: 9781567118513

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6508

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

Voyage to Wild Africa

Author: Brian Dawtrey

Publisher: Austin Macauley Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781849638104

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 219

View: 8486

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.

Der Elefantenflüsterer

Mein Leben mit den sanften Riesen und was sie mir beibrachten

Author: Anthony Lawrence,Graham Spence

Publisher: MVG Verlag

ISBN: 3864152283

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

View: 4621

Der bewegende Bericht vom preisgekrönten Umweltschützer Lawrence Anthony über seine Elefantenherde in der Wildnis Südafrikas. In Lawrence Anthonys Naturschutzreservat hatten fast hundert Jahre keine Elefanten mehr gelebt. Eines Tages erfuhr er von einer heimatlosen und bedrohten Herde, die er bei sich aufnahm. Er entwickelte eine enge Beziehung zu den sanften Riesen, die sein Leben für immer veränderten.