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Hyena Days and Kalahari Nights

Unread postby gmlsmit » Wed May 19, 2010 3:13 pm

Dr. Gus Mills has just published his latest book:
Hyena Nights and Kalahari Days.
ISBN 978-1-77009-811-4
through Jacana Media
The title is self explanatory.
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Re: Hyena Days and Kalahari Nights

Unread postby DuQues » Wed May 19, 2010 3:23 pm

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Re: Hyena Days and Kalahari Nights

Unread postby DuQues » Fri May 21, 2010 9:16 am

Bit of extra info for non SA residents: a flat rate of R150 for normal shipping on all overseas purchases for one copy. Preferred method of payment is credit card otherwise wire transfer will suffice. Customers should ensure they pay the amount inclusive of bank charges if paying by wire transfer.
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Re: Hyena Days and Kalahari Nights

Unread postby Dreamer » Wed May 26, 2010 9:28 pm

:dance: Received my copy signed by Gus and Margie today :D
Can't wait to get reading. Super quick delivery from Jacana Media :clap:
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Re: Hyena Days and Kalahari Nights

Unread postby Imberbe » Wed May 26, 2010 10:02 pm

It is a good book. It gives real insight in to both brown and spotted hyena behavior, as well as the life of a scientist in KTP.

Worth a read! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Hyena Days and Kalahari Nights

Unread postby annapangolin » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:46 pm

Finished this one last week. Amazing and I couldn't recommend it more. Amazing behhavioural anaysis of hyenas and margie's descriptions of life in ktp in the 1970s are just awesome!

You can get this at almost any big bookshop in sa now.

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Re: Hyena Days and Kalahari Nights

Unread postby annie R » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:02 pm

I read this book in two great big gulps and loved it. Full of insights into the behaviour of these fascinating and intelligent creatures as well as into what it's really like to live as researchers in the back of beyond. For a full review, see my blog (below) - just click on the "books" tab.

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Re: Hyena Days and Kalahari Nights

Unread postby A-J » Sun Jan 02, 2011 10:33 am

Can only agree with what everyone else has said. Great book and I now have great respect for the hyena both brown and spotted. I have a feeling if us humans operated like the hyena there would be fewer problems in the world!
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Re: Hyena Days and Kalahari Nights

Unread postby saraf » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:11 pm

Was up past midnight finishing this book last night. An absolutely fascinating and engrossing read, I enjoyed it tremendously. Just so easy for the non-scientific nature lover to understand.

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Re: Hyena Days and Kalahari Nights

Unread postby annie R » Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:36 am

Why not copy this response from amazon to Jaana, the publisher, whose sales team's email is sales@jacana.co.za. Amazon has to source it from them so only they can sort out the problem.


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