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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:16 pm

Nungu wrote:My aim with this is:
1. To get people reading
3. We would all learn things that are'nt general (not on the internet).



Nungu, congrats, this is a good thread. :dance: :clap:


Just two points:

I don't think I have ever read so widely and so much as the past year of my life. Yes, I loved novels and autobiographies, but I have gained extensively from 'googling'. Oodles of info, in fact. So reading I am.

There is a plethora of info on the internet. Yip, I agree, some fool's gold and some gold. It is fascinating to come across a thesis that was written 30 years ago, and is still being quoted today by esteemed wildlife authors. Perhaps relevancy also deserves a :thumbs_up: ?
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Timepilot » Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:03 am

A game ranger remembers by Bruce Bryden


I knew it was in there as I recalled the reference but not the details but forgot to look last night for the full story :slap: - excitement you see, we bought a new pup last night :lol:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby bishop3006 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:12 am

Zettie, it is not always about BUYING books, but also about READING them... :tongue: I've got well over a thousand books on my shelves (excluding SO's, she's probably got just as many), of all types and on many different topics. Sadly, there's too many of them that has not yet been read. :wall: :doh:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Nungu » Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:15 am

Elzet wrote:I knew it was in there as I recalled the reference but not the details but forgot to look last night for the full story :slap: - excitement you see, we bought a new pup last night :lol:


You chose Michael Clarke over Bruce Bryden :big_eyes:

Just kidding... I love it that everyone is now suddenly dusting off the old shelves and re-reading things they've already forgotten :twisted:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Timepilot » Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:08 am

You chose Michael Clarke over Bruce Bryden

Just kidding... I love it that everyone is now suddenly dusting off the old shelves and re-reading things they've already forgotten


No way - don't even talk to me about the Aussie cricketers (where's the spit smiley when you need it :twisted: ) - Protea boy through and through.

I only re-read "A Game Ranger Remembers" a few months ago :redface:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby LarissaVW » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:06 pm

As I said, I actually just started reading the book a couple of days ago! Tried to scan ahead a bit last night, but didn't want to spoil it for myself. :wall:

Will now patiently wait for someone who has read the book, to find the answer! :whistle:

waiting .... waiting .... :wall:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Nungu » Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:56 pm

Hi Larissa,

Not to worry.... it's actually fairly early in the book.... so you might get there very soon :dance:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Tue Jan 12, 2010 10:15 pm

bishop3006 wrote:Zettie, it is not always about BUYING books, but also about READING them... :tongue: I've got well over a thousand books on my shelves (excluding SO's, she's probably got just as many), of all types and on many different topics. Sadly, there's too many of them that has not yet been read. :wall: :doh:



B3006 :lol: , if we have that number of books, we'll have to build another study. And I have had enough of study renovations to last me a life time.. uhm, a while. Now, that is the good news. The bad news is - if you have a thousand books, excluding your SO's, can you imagine the amount of Psocids (booklice) that you are serving B&B to at the mo'. :tongue: On a serious note, we also have books that still requires reading. :? Let alone a re-read. And I'm gonna get me Bryden's book, by hook or by crook. :thumbs_up:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Imberbe » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:13 pm

I read that book a while back, so ....

Wasn't it something about removing an animal from a swimming pool or similar? :hmz:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:03 pm

Boss, are you in for a book exchange type of thing? You lend me that book, and I'll lend you a few of my Bills & Moons :lol: . :thumbs_up: :tongue:

TP, how's the pup doing? Are we going to see a pic soon?

Boss, your answer sounds plausible...
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Shi » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:21 pm

Ok read this a while ago...remember the bush meat stories, the fishing trips, the mooiplaas stuff...am checking the book now...any hints as to chapter details? :roll: :roll:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:33 pm

Shi, don't be shy to read. :lol: :thumbs_up: :tongue:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Shi » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:12 pm

YAY!! Ok got it Ch2 page 19... Operation Trampoline involved planting a sisal fence between two fire breaks a few hundred meters apart along the entire boundary...(aimed making the border people-proof). The operation was both an ecological failure and a planners failure.


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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Elzet » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:16 pm

Yay, Shi, congrats. :clap: :clap:

Ok, so which Sanparks are you referring to? If I recall correctly, this was used at Vhembe (now Mapungubwe) as an anti-invasion method. (Me thinks). :doh:
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Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)

Unread postby Shi » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:25 pm

KNP..Early seventies
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