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 Post subject: 'Lions of Tsavo' by Bruce Patterson.
Unread postPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 3:16 pm 
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The Lions of Tsavo: Exploring the Legacy of Africa's Notorious Man-Eaters

Author: Bruce D. Patterson
Format: Hardcover, 324 pages
Publication Date: September 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Dimensions:9.25"H x 6.25"W x 1"D; 1.25 lbs.
ISBN: 0071363335

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This is another one.
Ghosts of Tsavo
Philip Caputo & National Geographic Society
Stalking the Mystery Lions of East Africa

Hardcover | 336 Pagina's | National Geographic Adventure Press | USA Edition | 2002
ISBN: 0792263626
Also in Dutch

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 Post subject: Running Wild - Dispelling the Myths of the African Wild Dog
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Hi Everyone,

As you all know I'm crazy about Wild Dogs & there is the most beautiful book ou on them. The book was written by John McNutt & Lesley Boggs, where they researched the Wild Dogs in the Okavango in Botswana for many years. There are amazing photo's inside which were done by Helene Heldring & Dave Hamman.

The book is divided into 6 chapters:
1. Pack
2. Play
3. Predator
4. Prey
5. Predator
6. Pressure
7. Prescription

It is a must-read for all animal lovers :thumbs_up:


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Mark,

I totally agree, it's an awesome book.

ISBN: 1-56098-717-0


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Have paged through it and it seems great. A future must buy item for me (Christmas is not that far away)

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Have searched high and low for this book - it is apparently currently out of print in South Africa. I had a look on Amazon too, but no luck there either... Pity - would have made an awesome present for my hubby for his bday which we'll be spending in Kruger! Oh well, I suppose that's enough of a treat...

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Hi Kathy,

Available here (second hand thou)

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 Post subject: Relentless Enemies, lions and buffalo
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Relentless Enemies is a book about the lions and buffalo of Botswana's Duba Plains. Excellent photography and text from Dereck and Beverly Joubert.

ISBN 1-4262-0004-8, published by the National Geographic Society


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 Post subject: Books about Mammals
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Author: Johan Marais
Publisher: Penguin Global
ISBN: 9780143025061
Format: Hardcover
Publication Date: 2008/1
Length: 305mm
Width: 270mm
Pages: 240

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There was a time in Africa when great tuskers roamed at will, from the deserts of Namibia to Mozambique, from Ethiopia to South Africa. Today, due to the growth of human settlement and the hunt for ivory, the large elephant herds have been drastically reduced so that fewer than 450 000 elephants survive. Sighting a tusker today is a magnificent event, not least because so few remain in the wild. Great tuskers includes information on ivory anatomy, ivory diseases, trade in ivory and conservation of the African elephant. But its main purpose is to share with the reader the beauty, grace and presence of the great bulls that once walked the earth, as well as the current big bulls that roam free in the few protected areas of Africa.

Information found on Kalahari.Net

Now I have to tell you about this book .. Saw the book at the Letaba Elephant Museum and thought I'd go check it out at the shop.

This book is worth every single cent and more .. The book goes for R350 in the Kruger Shops and I've seen them at 2 bookstores in JHB .. the most expensive i've seen the book is R353,00.

The book is fantastic reading for any tusker fan .. Covering topics such as the Ivory Trade, Culling, Poaching. But the main objective of the book is showing all the Past, present and future big tuskers of the Kruger National Park and other Parks of africa. It gives information about the tusker with photo's, area he roamed, tusk information etc. It also has some small snippets in of interesting things such as Letaba Camp, the relationship between Phelwana and Ampie Espag (Taken from Jan Rodrigues' book "Veldwagters Vertel" ..

There are plenty of contributions by well known people such as most of the Game Rangers of the KNP, Dr. Ian Whyte, Darryl Balfour, Paul Bosman etc. You will see many familiar names.

The lay-out is beatifull with pictures of all the ellies ... It's not just a great read but makes for a beautiful Coffee Table Book ..

This book is a "MUST HAVE" .. And you won't regret it for 1 minute ..

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Definitely sounds like a "must have" book! I'm going to be in danger of overweight luggage for sure :( :wink:


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arks wrote:
Definitely sounds like a "must have" book! I'm going to be in danger of overweight luggage for sure :( :wink:

Just send your books by boat like the last time you where here :lol:

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Great tip W@H
Will get a copy in august

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 Post subject: Books about Mammals
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I would like to recommend a book on Kruger lions that I read several years ago. I found it at our local library in teh Roodepoort area.

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'Lion', G.L. Smuts, 1982, Macmillan SA, Johannesburg, South Africa. ISBN 0-333-36586-0.

The book is based on research that was conducted by Dr Smuts on the lions and lion management in Kruger in the 1970's. The research programme attempted to conduct a lion census by luring lions to carcasses using loudspeakers playing recorded sounds of wounded animals! The book describes all of the close calls and behind the scenes information. It is very informative and provides insight into the management of predators in game reserves.

A good read for those interested in what goes on behind the scenes.


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Bought it yesterday at O.R. Tambo International , by this we could carry it as hand luggage without any problem and it did not increase the weight of our luggage .

(@ Arks we know that problem of overweight luggage , books are always our heaviest souvenirs, but there are so many wonderful books*sigh*.... :wink: )

....and W@H is right , it is definitely worth buying

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