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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:37 pm

Sounds like a "this is where my life ends" read.
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Unread postby christelsabine » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:03 pm

No, MM, it's not - that's just a small part of a wonderful report
in which a journalist (Robert R. Frump) is talking about his "investigative journey" about Kruger in 2002 - he collected a lot of highly interesting facts and old stories (such as Wolhuter's life changing experience escaping from lions' fangs with the help of his dog) - why hunters changed thier minds ..... Fascinating.

And of course, it includes the actual Mozambican refugees's situation which, in his opinion, is not known enough to the world; these refufees are "eaten en masse" as per his investigations - but, what is done on that? He's posing the question if human life really is more valuable than that of lions? He's not showing or talking about any massacre details, if you fear this.

His question simply is: Is Kruger the "Eden" like it's shown to the world? Even a Kruger lover should be able to stand that question, or not?
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Unread postby bert » Thu Mar 29, 2007 8:15 pm

Fascinating book. Can strongly advise it 8)

Reads more easily than the titel suggests. And deals with the fact that Kruger is a fenced in habitat .
Has a few chapters on elephants. Deals with history and many
aspects on the impact of elephants. But doesnt draw conclusions.
In fact its a summary of books and papers from many educated people who has done studies on the different aspects of managing such a big park.

Makes you wonder on water management, plants and has many chapters on the different species of plants, animals etc.
Deals with the whole ecosystem, effect of humans etc.

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Unread postby ceruleanwildfire » Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:28 pm

Bought this book a couple of months back. Is great for getting information on the those small out of the way places.

My only gripe, seems that quite a few of the coordinates provided are far off.

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Unread postby Meandering Mouse » Sat Oct 20, 2007 5:11 pm

I purchased "A Dictionary of Kruger National Park Place names" on my last visit.

What a gem. The names themselves mean less to me than the prehistory provided.
The authors, JJ Kloppers and Hans Bornman, place the names in the backdrop of a greater pre Kruger history.

For anyone with an interest in history, this is a "must buy".
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Unread postby Kevin M » Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:53 pm

Dear Imberbe

The good news is that SANParks have commissioned Helena Bryden to translate Dr Pienaars book into English. The book will be available early in 2008 and the English titel is "The past unburied". Helena and her husband Bruce (author of A Ranger Remembers) spent many years in Kruger and are now living in Knysna.
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Unread postby Jen » Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:28 pm

Uncle Kev wrote
"The good news is that SANParks have commissioned Helena Bryden to translate Dr Pienaars book into English. The book will be available early in 2008 and the English titel is "The past unburied". Helena and her husband Bruce (author of A Ranger Remembers) spent many years in Kruger and are now living in Knysna."

Has this book been released yet?

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Unread postby Kevin M » Tue Jan 08, 2008 10:44 am

The book translation has just been completed and submitted to the publisher. It will still need to be printed after that so you will still need to wait some months yet before it is on the shelves.
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Unread postby john n poppy » Sat Jul 12, 2008 9:35 am

Hi all,

Just been flicking through ' the kruger-A supreme african wilderness' by Bruce Aitken, a book i have found in my dads possesions.

A coincidence as it was printed in 1988, twenty years ago, from the year i am to make my trip.

Its interesting to look at the images of the camps and maps and see what has changed...No biyamati, but the majority of the park looks unchanged...is this what makes it so special?

john
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