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Unread postPosted: Mon May 08, 2006 3:07 pm 
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I've been trying to get a copy of that book for ages. Mission impossible. :(

Amazon, four of them, between $30 and $80.
Abebooks, six of them, about the same pricerange.

Incidentally, the ISBN seems to be 0869542087, 1868123995 or 1868120317.

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 Post subject: NEEM UIT DIE VERLEDE
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This book by U. de V. Pienaar is the most comprehensive book about Kruger N.P. history.

Pienaar worked 32 years in Kruger and became the park warden and later chief director of the Parks Board.

It is a must have for anybody interested in the park.

BUT, it was out of print for quite some time.

And now for the good news! The Afrikaans version is being updated and will be available towards the end of this year. It is also being translated in to English, which will be available in 2007.

BUY THIS BOOK!

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 Post subject: Dictionary of Kruger Park Place Names
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A real gem of a book!
Something I've looked for for years.
This book is sponsored by the Honorary Rangers and Eduard and Minda de Koning have accepted the challenge of promoting it for the benefit of the Rangers and the SANParks as a whole.
It is truly as wonderful book and a wonderful birthday present for any Kruger lover.
You can now contact Eduard or Milda and buy directly from the Honorary Rangers (I couldn't find it in any major book store). Eduard and MIlda live in Pretoria.
Here's link where you can ask them to send you details. It is also a short review of the book.
http://www.thekruger.com/dictionary.htm


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Hi yes, it's great! The authors have kindly agreed to let us use some of it on the website too...pm with other great finds and perhaps we'll have a regualar book review on the site, not jst on the forums...will have to think about this one some more though...


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Bought the book in Kruger! Was interesting to find the names as you get to a river or spruit and water holes and read up what they mean. A interesting book

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Hi arks..we're putting info up on how to get the book soon-if you still want it-i'm sure the people (Honorary Rangers) who are promoting the book as a fund raising inititaive will be happy to help you get hold of one? I'll e-mail you the details and like I said, they'll be up on the site soon!


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Bought the book in Kruger! Was interesting to find the names as you get to a river or spruit and water holes and read up what they mean. A interesting book

Where did you find it? I asked about it in several of the shops and no one knew what I was asking about :? :(


Hi arks,

Very strange indeed, i looked in all the shops on my visit 2 weeks ago and it was everywhere... (LOL i was comparing prices before bying it :lol: ) from Afsaal up to Letaba.

If you want to i can buy you one and post it to you!? Just let me know :wink:

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Hi All

Please see our homepage www.sanparks.org for information on the book and how to get copies posted to you!

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 Post subject: Kruger – Images of a Great African Park by Nigel Dennis
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I recently purchased a publication by Nigel Dennis, renown nature photographer, entitled, Kruger – Images of a Great African Park, published by Struik.

At first I wasn’t sure where to post this thread as the book is predominantly a pictorial, but it does contain some excellent text too. So I decided that I would post it under the recommended reading forum.

I simply love this publication, the photography is superlative and the text is interesting and well formulated. And that’s exactly why I post this thread – I highly recommend it to those who are interested in the Kruger National Park.

Are there any comments regarding this excellent publication? I must just add that I regard Nigel Dennis as the top wildlife and nature photographer of the decade.

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 Post subject: Kruger National Park - A History
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An exciting new book due to be published in May 2007:

Kruger National Park - A History

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Am anxious to acquire this book too! Along the same lines though, I found an interesting little book today at the African Studies Library where I work...

It's entitled: "Place Names of the Kruger National Park" by N.J. van Warmelo, Government Ethnologist. It's from 1961 and is rather worn, but I've had such fun this morning paging through it! :) It would be interesting to compare it with the current dictionary of place names and see if things have changed at all.


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It is a very interesting book. My mom uses it for every dam, pan, camp or anything we come by.

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Hi

I know this is an old thread but please could you let me know where I can get a copy of this book - most of the links seem old!

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The book costs R180 (without postage) and can be obtained by contacting the Pretoria Region Honorary Rangers (kingcard _the at sign_ mweb.co.za) or calling Eduard on 082-412-8848 or Milda on 082-736-3007. (_the at sign_ should be replaced by the sign, this is to avoid robots harvesting emailadresses for spam.)
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You can also try on Netbooks
If I remember correctly it was R190 (free shipping in SA)


It has since been removed (04/06/2012).

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