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Unread postby DuQues » Mon May 08, 2006 3:07 pm

gwendolen wrote: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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NEEM UIT DIE VERLEDE

Unread postby Imberbe » Mon Jun 05, 2006 11:16 pm

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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Dictionary of Kruger Park Place Names

Unread postby rooks » Thu Jun 22, 2006 10:02 pm

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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Unread postby dianne » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:19 pm

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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Unread postby Oumie » Sat Jun 24, 2006 8:08 pm

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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Satara 5/6 to 7/6
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Unread postby dianne » Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:57 am

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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Unread postby Jakkalsbessie » Wed Jun 28, 2006 7:57 am

arks wrote:
Oumie wrote: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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Unread postby dianne » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:28 pm

Hi All

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

Happy reading

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Kruger – Images of a Great African Park by Nigel Dennis

Unread postby Wildman » Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:56 pm

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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Kruger National Park - A History

Unread postby DinkyBird » Sun Dec 03, 2006 8:18 pm

An exciting new book due to be published in May 2007:

Kruger National Park - A History
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Unread postby BethR » Fri Jan 19, 2007 4:35 pm

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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Unread postby DuQues » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:33 pm

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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Unread postby Johann » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:54 pm

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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History of the Kruger National Park

Unread postby rooks » Wed Feb 14, 2007 2:37 pm

Maybe many forum readers are not aware that a major new 3 volume 1500 page book about the Kruger National Park is about to be published.
Publication of "History of the Kruger National Park" by Dr Salomon Joubert is expected before the middle of 2007.
It promises to be the most interesting and comprehensive book about the Kruger ever published and covers 7 different Eras of the Kruger National Park. The Eras span more than 100 years.
All lovers of the Kruger I feel sure would wish to learn more and even consider buying when published. The 3 volume book is a bit pricey at around R770 but I think it's going to be worth every penny.
It would make an excellent gift and would be a godsend for environmentally minded organisations to give to their important customers.
In cooperation with the publisher we have started a completely free series of 7 newsletters to alert interested people as to what the book contains.
You can learn more by subscribing to the "newsletter" series at http://www.thekruger.com or go to the sign up form here http://www.vuvuzela.com/historykrugerjoubert/
For example at one stage a decision was taken to offer a bounty of a Pound on the skin of every Wild Dog killed. Can you imagine such a management policy?
Did you know that poison was used to kill crocodiles? This was an attempt to control predator populations. It was thought there were too many carnivores in the Park.

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The Man-Eaters of Eden - Life And Death in Kruger NP

Unread postby christelsabine » Fri Mar 09, 2007 7:33 pm

Ordered at Amazon, it's been delivered yesterday. The fool I am, I started to read it late evening (beeing completely alone at home), raining dogs and cats, reading half of the book until early morning and stopped after Wolhuter, heavily wounded managed in last second to escape from beeing the dinner for 2 male lions - WOW. :big_eyes:

Already first pages were the pure fun: A jackal with a human (female) arm/hand in his fang... :roll: :P - I'd highly recommend to read it :wink:

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