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 Post subject: Books: GAME RANGERS
Unread postPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:01 pm 
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I have just bought this book in a bookshop in Plett. I am sure it must be available in most large bookstores.

It is written by Bruce Bryden who worked in Kruger for 27 years and ..." is a collection of stories about the life of a bushveld conservationist as it is lived at the ground level by that elite band of men and women who guard the Kruger National Park..." The book was published this year (2005). It looks to me like a must on every forumites' Christmas list!

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ive found the book,A Game Ranger Remembers by Bruce Bryden.ISBN 1868422267.this retails for R190.00 and available from www.kalahari.net


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 Post subject: @ Netherlands - Die Veldwagters Vertel
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For those of you interested .. this excellent book by Jan Roderigues was translated into Dutch in 2002

The books name is "Mannen van de Wilderniss - authentieke verhalen van de Game Rangers in Afrika"

Go get it .. it's a great book about funny, sad and beautiful stories about the lives of the KNP Rangers ....

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I think the English version of 'Die Veldwagters Vertel' is called 'The Game Rangers (Tales from the African Bush)', ISBN 0 62016 912 5.

The sequel, 'Die Veldwagters Vertel Verder' has also apparently been translated into English and is called 'The Silent Heroes of the African Bush', published by Beria Publishers in Pretoria, South Africa.

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where to order dutch copy

Ordered mine
AND MADE MY FIRST COOL LINK

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I am currently reading this book and really enjoying it. Bruce Bryden has a wonderful way of writing and the book is full of humourous stories and some that make you realise just what our brave game rangers go through on a daily basis. His love for the bush is clearly seen in every page.

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 Post subject: Whatever you do, dont run
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I bought This light entertaining book as holiday reading. Needless to say, there was little time for reading in the Park and I have only opened the book over the past couple of days.
It is a compilation of tales told by a group of rangers describing their experiences and misadventures in the bush.
There are delightful snippits of information and I would recommend it in particular to young people who are thinking of a career in the bush.

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I really njoyed Bruces book - I also felt that there was a lot of shooting and killing of things in the first few chapters, and I told him so when l met him. However l think it is a dam fine read and tells it like it is!!
Also found a book called "The Silent Heroes of the African Bush" by Jan Rodersgues. This is his second book (l think) and a good read aswell. Telling rangers stories from not only Kruger but other national parks aswell. The sort of book one can pick up and put down, if you can.................
"The Game Rangers" 78 authentic stories from the African Bush, is the name of his other book.
Any other books????

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Piglet wrote:
Also found a book called "The Silent Heroes of the African Bush" by Jan Rodersgues.

It's original title is Veltwagters vertel verder. A great book indeed!
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Any other books????

Oh, just a few... That will keep you busy for a while... :wink:

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 Post subject: Zululand Wilderness Shadow and Soul by Ian Player
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I have just finished reading Zululand Wilderness Shadow and Soul by Ian Player for the third or forth time. It is his tribute to Makhubu Ntombela.

I love the descriptions of their time doing foot patrols and planning what was to become the Wilderness Trails and Leadership School.

Published by David Philip Publishers
ISBN 0 86486 340 3

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I know this is an old thread, but bought " A Game Ranger Remembers" for my daughter (who is studying Game Ranging" )in July, I only read it now...and must say,with the new debate about culling of elephants find it very interesting about how, where, and when it is done..."Bruce" gives us an insight to that and also warns us in his book that if not done will lead to great and serious problems in the KNP...

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 Post subject: Roots of a game ranger
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Hey has anyone read ROOTS by Graham Root. Its about his journey from a trial ranger to head of a game reserve ranger. Its a must read. I dont read but found it difficult to put down.
He worked in a whole lot of game reserves.

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Timbo, can you give us the ISBN of the book?

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Um this may sound stupid but whats a ISBN

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