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Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Capetown
by Paul Theroux

Language

English

Pages

490

Publication Date

April 05, 2004

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In <i>Dark Star Safari</i> the wittily observant and endearingly irascible Paul Theroux takes readers the length of Africa by rattletrap bus, dugout canoe, cattle truck, armed convoy, ferry, and train. In the course of his epic and enlightening journey, he endures danger, delay, and dismaying circumstances.<br /><br /> Gauging the state of affairs, he talks to Africans, aid workers, missionaries, and tourists. What results is an insightful meditation on the history, politics, and beauty of Africa and its people, and "a vivid portrayal of the secret sweetness, the hidden vitality, and the long-patient hope that lies just beneath the surface" (Rocky Mountain News). In a new postscript, Theroux recounts the dramatic events of a return to Africa to visit Zimbabwe.
Cry of the Kalahari
by , Delia Owens

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

April 22, 2014

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<p><b>鈥淎 remarkable story beautifully told鈥mong such classics as Goodall鈥檚 <i>In the Shadow of Man </i>and Fossey鈥檚 <i>Gorillas in the Mist</i>.鈥濃€?lt;i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br /> Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Mark and Delia Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a thirdhand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. There they lived for seven years, in an unexplored area with no roads, no people, and no source of water for thousands of square miles. In this vast wilderness the Owenses began their zoology research, working along animals that had never before been exposed to humans.<br /><br /> An international bestseller, Cry of the Kalahari is the story of the Owenses鈥檚 life with lions, brown hyenas, jackals, giraffes, and the many other creatures they came to know. It is also a gripping account of how they survived the dangers of living in one of the last and largest pristine areas on Earth.</p>
Out of Africa: and Shadows on the Grass (Vintage International)
by Isak Dinesen

Language

English

Pages

478

Publication Date

May 18, 2011

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With classic simplicity and a painter's feeling for atmosphere and detail, Isak Dinesen tells of the years she spent from 1914 to 1931 managing a coffee plantation in Kenya.
The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wildern...
by , Mark Owens

Language

English

Pages

324

Publication Date

October 29, 1993

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<b>The authors of <i>Secrets of the Sahara</i> battle the elephant poachers of Zambia in this 鈥渆xciting聽.聽.聽.聽part adventure story, part wildlife tale鈥?(<i>The Boston Globe</i>).</b><br /><br /> Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans matching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens, residing in Africa to study lions, found themselves in the middle of a poaching fray, they took the only side they morally could: that of the elephants.<br /> 聽<br /><i>The Eye of the Elephant</i> recounts the Owens鈥?struggle to save these innocent animals from decimation, a journey not only to supply the natives with ways of supporting their villages, but also to cultivate support around the globe for the protection of elephants. Filled with daring exploits among disgruntled hunters, arduous labor on the African plains, and vivid depictions of various wildlife, this remarkable tale is at once an adventure story, a travelogue, a preservationist call to action, and a fascinating examination of both human and animal nature.
Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide
by Peter Allison

Language

English

Pages

272

Publication Date

June 03, 2014

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A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: 鈥渙nly food runs!鈥?<i>With a new introduction and new material from the author</i><br /><br />In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide鈥檚-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world鈥檚 fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions. <br />No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more 鈥渇ashionable鈥?hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent鈥檚 most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison鈥檚 being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. <br />The author鈥檚 humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive鈥攗nfortunately it doesn鈥檛 always work out that way!<br /><br />New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness.聽Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia. His safaris have been featured in <i>National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler</i>, and on television programs such as <i>Jack Hanna鈥檚 Animal Adventures.</i> He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco.<br /><br /><br />
Blood River: The Terrifying Journey through the World's Most Dang...
by Tim Butcher

Language

English

Pages

396

Publication Date

September 15, 2009

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<b>A British journalist retraces the legendary 1874 expedition of H. M. Stanley in this 鈥渞emarkable marriage of travelogue and history鈥?(Max Hastings, author of <i>Armageddon</i>).</b><br /> 聽<br /> When聽<i>Daily Telegraph</i>聽correspondent Tim Butcher was sent to Africa in 2000,. he quickly became obsessed with the Congo River and the idea of recreating H. M. Stanley鈥檚 nineteenth-century journey along the nearly three-thousand-mile waterway. Despite repeated warnings that his plan was suicidal, Butcher set out for the Congo鈥檚 eastern border with just a backpack and a few thousand dollars hidden in his boots.<br /> 聽<br /> Making his way in an assortment of vehicles, including a motorbike and a dugout canoe, helped along by a cast of characters from UN aid workers to a pygmy rights advocate, he follows in the footsteps of the great Victorian adventurer. Butcher鈥檚 forty-four-day journey along the Congo River is an unforgettable story of exploration, survival, and history come to life.<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淨uite superb聽.聽.聽.聽a masterpiece.鈥?鈥擩ohn le Carr茅, #1 <i>New York Times</i>鈥揵estselling author<br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淒o NOT try to repeat Tim Butcher鈥檚 audacious and terrifying Congo journey. If you do, you will probably die.鈥?鈥?lt;i>The Guardian</i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淸<i>Blood River</i>] keeps the heart beating and the attention fixed from beginning to end.鈥濃€擣ergal Keane, international bestselling author of <i>Wounds </i><br /> 聽<br /> 鈥淚t is the wit and passion of the writing that keeps you engrossed.鈥濃€擥iles Foden, author of <i>The Last King of Scotland</i>
The Caliph's House
by Tahir Shah

Language

English

Pages

368

Publication Date

January 31, 2006

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In the tradition of <i>A Year in Provence</i> and <i>Under the Tuscan Sun</i>, acclaimed English travel writer Tahir Shah shares a highly entertaining account of making an exotic dream come true. By turns hilarious and harrowing, here is the story of his family鈥檚 move from the gray skies of London to the sun-drenched city of Casablanca, where Islamic tradition and African folklore converge鈥揳nd nothing is as easy as it seems鈥?<br /><br />Inspired by the Moroccan vacations of his childhood, Tahir Shah dreamed of making a home in that astonishing country. At age thirty-six he got his chance. Investing what money he and his wife, Rachana, had, Tahir packed up his growing family and bought Dar Khalifa, a crumbling ruin of a mansion by the sea in Casablanca that once belonged to the city鈥檚 caliph, or spiritual leader.<br /><br />With its lush grounds, cool, secluded courtyards, and relaxed pace, life at Dar Khalifa seems sure to fulfill Tahir鈥檚 fantasy鈥搖ntil he discovers that in many ways he is farther from home than he imagined. For in Morocco an empty house is thought to attract jinns, invisible spirits unique to the Islamic world. The ardent belief in their presence greatly hampers sleep and renovation plans, but that is just the beginning. From elaborate exorcism rituals involving sacrificial goats to dealing with gangster neighbors intent on stealing their property, the Shahs must cope with a new culture and all that comes with it. <br /><br />Endlessly enthralling, <i>The Caliph鈥檚 House</i> charts a year in the life of one family who takes a tremendous gamble. As we follow Tahir on his travels throughout the kingdom, from Tangier to Marrakech to the Sahara, we discover a world of fierce contrasts that any true adventurer would be thrilled to call home.
Skeletons on the Zahara: A True Story of Survival
by Dean King

Language

English

Pages

384

Publication Date

February 16, 2004

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<b>A masterpiece of historical adventure, <i>Skeletons on the Zahara</i> chronicles the true story of twelve American sailors who were shipwrecked off the coast of Africa in 1815, captured by desert nomads, sold into slavery, and subjected to a hellish two-month journey through the perilous heart of the Sahara.</b><br />The western Sahara is a baking hot and desolate place, home only to nomads and their camels, and to locusts, snails and thorny scrub--and its barren and ever-changing coastline has baffled sailors for centuries. In August 1815, the US brig <i>Commerce </i>was dashed against Cape Bojador and lost, although through bravery and quick thinking the ship's captain, James Riley, managed to lead all of his crew to safety. What followed was an extraordinary and desperate battle for survival in the face of human hostility, starvation, dehydration, death and despair.<br />Captured, robbed and enslaved, the sailors were dragged and driven through the desert by their new owners, who neither spoke their language nor cared for their plight. Reduced to drinking urine, flayed by the sun, crippled by walking miles across burning stones and sand and losing over half of their body weights, the sailors struggled to hold onto both their humanity and their sanity. To reach safety, they would have to overcome not only the desert but also the greed and anger of those who would keep them in captivity.<br />From the cold waters of the Atlantic to the searing Saharan sands, from the heart of the desert to the heart of man, <i>Skeletons on the Zahara</i> is a spectacular odyssey through the extremes and a gripping account of courage, brotherhood, and survival.
Lonely Planet Egypt (Travel Guide)
by , Anthony Sattin

Language

English

Pages

512

Publication Date

July 01, 2018

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<p><i>Lonely Planet: The world鈥檚 number one travel guide publisher* </i></p> <p><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Egypt </i></b>is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Wonder at the construction of the Pyramids of Giza, wander through the columned halls of the great temple complexes of Luxor, and dive through an underwater world of coral cliffs and colourful fish in the Red Sea 鈥?all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Egypt and begin your journey now!</p> <p>Inside <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Egypt</i></b>:</p> <ul> <li><b>Colour </b>maps and images throughout</li> <li><b>Highlights </b><b>and itineraries</b> help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests</li> <li><b>Insider tips</b> to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots</li> <li><b>Essential info </b><b>at your fingertips</b> - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices</li> <li><b>Honest reviews for all budgets</b> - eating, sleeping, sightseeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss</li> <li><b>Cultural insights</b> provide a richer, more rewarding travel experience - covering history, people, music, landscapes, wildlife, cuisine, politics</li> <li><b>Covers</b> Cairo & Around, the Nile Delta, Suez Canal, Sinai, Alexandria & the Mediterranean Coast, Siwa Oasis & the Western Desert, Northern Nile Valley, Luxor, Southern Nile Valley, Red Sea Coast</li> </ul> <p><b>eBook Features: </b>(Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) </p><ul> <li><b>Downloadable PDF and offline maps</b> prevent roaming and data charges </li><li><b>Effortlessly navigate </b>and jump between maps and reviews </li><li><b>Add notes</b> to personalise your guidebook experience </li><li><b>Seamlessly flip </b>between pages </li><li><b>Bookmarks and speedy search </b>capabilities get you to key pages in a flash </li><li><b>Embedded links </b>to recommendations' websites </li><li><b>Zoom-in </b>maps and images </li><li><b>Inbuilt dictionary </b>for quick referencing </li></ul><p><b>The Perfect Choice: </b><b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Egypt </i></b>is our most comprehensive guide to the country, and is designed to immerse you in the culture and help you discover the best sights and get off the beaten track.</p> <p>Travelling further afield? Check out <b>Lonely Planet鈥檚 <i>Middle East </i></b>for a comprehensive look at all the region has to offer.</p> <p><b>About Lonely Planet: </b>Lonely Planet is a leading travel media company and the world鈥檚 number one travel guidebook brand, providing both inspiring and trustworthy information for every kind of traveller since 1973. Over the past four decades, we鈥檝e printed over 145 million guidebooks and grown a dedicated, passionate global community of travellers. You鈥檒l also find our content online, and in mobile apps, video, 14 languages, nine international magazines, armchair and lifestyle books, ebooks, and more.</p> <p><i>鈥楲onely Planet guides are, quite simply, like no other.鈥?鈥?New York Times</i></p> <p><i>鈥楲onely Planet. It's on everyone's bookshelves; it's in every traveller's hands. It's on mobile phones. It's on the Internet. It's everywhere, and it's telling entire generations of people how to travel the world.鈥?鈥?Fairfax Media (Australia)</i></p> <p>*Source: Nielsen BookScan: Australia, UK, USA, 5/2016-4/2017</p><p><b>Important Notice:</b> The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.</p>
Death in the Long Grass: A Big Game Hunter's Adventures in the Af...
by Peter Hathaway Capstick

Language

English

Pages

323

Publication Date

January 15, 1978

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<p><b>As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Peter Hathaway Capstick鈥檚 <i>Death in the Long Grass</i> takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view Africa through the eyes of one of the most renowned professional hunters.</b></p><p>Few men can say they have known Africa as Capstick has known it鈥攍eading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer.</p><p>Based on Capstick鈥檚 own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, <i>Death in the Long Grass</i>portrays the great killers of the African bush鈥攏ot only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world鈥攗nderrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. </p><p>Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.</p>

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