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Wildlife facts book

Unread postby Scouter » Tue Oct 06, 2009 11:38 am

Hi everyone

This is a very, very long shot I know but I figured if anyone can help me it would be someone on this Forum.

When we were in Lower Sabie in August this year I saw a book in their shop - cannot remember the title but I know it had the word "Silhouette" in it somewhere - it was a book with lots of interesting and unusual facts about wildlife - no pictures and by someone "local" - as in not an overseas publication ( cause I'm pretty sure it was an Afrikaans surname.) I do know it was R220 which is why I stupidly hesitated in buying it - but am now really sorry I didn't sucumb to the temtpation :x It's just hard to explain to the SO who has NEVER bought a book in his life that this little paperback cost so much money :D

Does anyone have any info about this book - the author, full title etc and where I could possibly find a copy - don't think I'll be able to get to Kruger for another year at least !!

Many thanks in anticipation
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Re: Wildlife facts book

Unread postby Bush Baptist » Tue Oct 06, 2009 1:27 pm

I am going to Kruger at the end of the month. If you find out a bit more, I will try to buy it and bring it back to CT if you like.
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Re: Wildlife facts book

Unread postby Babu » Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:44 pm

I think I know which book you are talking about. I think the Author is Lourens Aucamp. I will try and find the title for you.

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Re: Wildlife facts book

Unread postby Scouter » Tue Oct 06, 2009 3:02 pm

BB - that would be sooooo great - thank you so much. I will let you know how things develop... would be nice to put a face to all your posts too 8)
Babu - thanks for your help - I am very grateful for any info and if BB could get it for me at the end of the month I will be over the moon :dance: The author sounds familiar - I very stupidly didn't take down any details when I saw it and was honestly going to sneak back into the shop and buy it on the last morning but we ran out of time !

Thanks to both of you for replying so quickly !!
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Re: Wildlife facts book

Unread postby Crested Barbet » Tue Oct 06, 2009 8:28 pm

I bought the book during my last stay in Kruger:
Filling in the Silhouette
- Cuds from the Kruger National Park
Lourens Aucamp
ISBN 978-0-620-38772-9
It's really worth the money!

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Re: Wildlife facts book

Unread postby Scouter » Tue Oct 06, 2009 9:18 pm

CB - thank you, thank you so much - that's exactly the one I want.

I looked at it briefly and thought how interesting it was but then did a bit of a double take at the price :( and now bitterly regret not buying it. Thanks for the heads up on the fact that its worth it's weight in gold - I will ask BB very nicely if he'll get it for me at the end of the month. If all else fails, the ISBN no should help me to find it elsewhere (I hope).

I knew the Forum wouldn't let me down - well done guys and thanks a million Crested Barbet :clap:
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Re: Wildlife facts book

Unread postby Kicker Cat » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:07 am

Don't know the book which you refer to but in any event you now have the name.
Three other really good books are :

Beat About the Bush - Mammals by Trevor Carnaby - Published by Jacana
Beat About the Bush - Birds by Trevor Carnaby - Published by Jacana and
Birds - The inside Story by Rael and helen Loon published by Struik

Price around R200.00 each

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Re: Wildlife facts book

Unread postby Josh of the Bushveld » Wed Oct 07, 2009 8:17 am

Kicker Cat wrote:Don't know the book which you refer to but in any event you now have the name.
Three other really good books are :

Beat About the Bush - Mammals by Trevor Carnaby - Published by Jacana
Beat About the Bush - Birds by Trevor Carnaby - Published by Jacana and
Birds - The inside Story by Rael and helen Loon published by Struik

Price around R200.00 each

Have fun

I also have all 3. They're definitely worth having
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Re: Wildlife facts book

Unread postby Scouter » Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:20 am

Thanks guys :D

I do have the Beat about the Bush Mammals - didn't know there was a bird one out so will def get that one too. Am an avid reader of all things wild and just love going to into the bush armed with some knowledge !!

And now I can add to my ever increasing bookshelves of books !

Cheers
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Re: Wildlife facts book

Unread postby Scouter » Fri Nov 13, 2009 7:56 pm

Many thanks to Babu and Crested Barbet for the info on the book I was looking for and a huge thanks to Bush Baptist who bought it for me in the park, brought it back to Cape Town and then got one of his work colleagues to deliver it to me this evening :clap: :clap: - you guys all played a part in making me very happy :dance: THANKS !
This Forum is the BEST !

P.S. - the book is awesome too - well worth buying next time you are Kruger
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