The Wilderness Family


Author: Kobie Kruger
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448109132
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 400
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When Kobie Krüger, her game-ranger husband and their three young daughters moved to one of the most isolated corners of the world - a remote ranger station in the Mahlangeni region of South Africa's vast Kruger National Park - she might have worried that she would become engulfed with loneliness and boredom. Yet, for Kobie and her family, the seventeen years spent in this spectacularly beautiful park proved to be the most magical - and occasionally the most hair-raising - of their lives. Kobie recounts their enchanting adventures and extraordinary experiences in this vast reserve - a place where, bathed in golden sunlight, hippos basked in the glittering waters of the Letaba River, storks and herons perched along the shoreline, and fruit bats hung in the sausage trees. But as the Krugers settled in, they discovered that not all was peace and harmony. They soon became accustomed to living with the unexpected: the sneaky hyenas who stole blankets and cooking pots, the sinister-looking pythons that slithered into the house, and the usually placid elephants who grew foul-tempered in the violent heat of the summer. And one terrible day, a lion attacked Kobus in the bush and nearly killed him. Yet nothing prepared the Krugers for their greatest adventure of all, the raising of an orphaned prince, a lion cub who, when they found him, was only a few days old and on the verge of death. Reared on a cocktail of love and bottles of fat-enriched milk, Leo soon became an affectionate, rambunctious and adored member of the fmaily. It is the rearing of this young king, and the hilarious endeavours to teach him to become a 'real' lion who could survive with his own kind in the wild, that lie at the heart of this endearing memoir. It is a memoir of a magical place and time that can never be recaptured.

Eine afrikanische Liebesgeschichte

Mein Leben unter Elefanten
Author: Daphne Sheldrick
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641080479
Category: Fiction
Page: 496
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Mein Paradies im Herzen von Kenia Von Kindesbeinen an gilt Daphne Sheldricks ganze Liebe den wilden Tieren Afrikas. Bereits als junge Frau leistet sie wahre Pionierarbeit, als sie unermüdlich kämpft für die Errichtung von Schutzgebieten, doch die große Wende ihres Lebens ereignet sich, als sie David Sheldrick begegnet, dem charismatischen Leiter des Tsavo Nationalparks. Es ist eine leidenschaftliche und tiefe Liebe, die sie verbindet, und sie bleiben unzertrennlich bis zu Davids tragischem und viel zu frühen Tod. Daphne Sheldrick, entschlossen, das Werk ihres Mannes fortzusetzen, gründet eine Rettungsorganisation für verwaiste Elefantenkinder. Ihr Buch legt Zeugnis ab von den unvergleichlichen und zutiefst berührenden Freundschaften zwischen Menschen und Tieren - und ist eine großartige Liebeserklärung an den schwarzen Kontinent.

Securing Wilderness Landscapes in South Africa

Nick Steele, Private Wildlife Conservancies and Saving Rhinos
Author: Harry Wels
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004290966
Category: Social Science
Page: 178
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Nick Steele has been key to the large scale development of private wildlife conservation in South and southern Africa in the politically turbulent times of the 1970s and 1980s. This book contextualises this process based on the personal archives of this politically controversial conservationist.

Der Elefantenflüsterer

Mein Leben mit den sanften Riesen und was sie mir beibrachten
Author: Anthony Lawrence,Graham Spence
Publisher: MVG Verlag
ISBN: 3864152283
Category: Fiction
Page: 440
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Der bewegende Bericht vom preisgekrönten Umweltschützer Lawrence Anthony über seine Elefantenherde in der Wildnis Südafrikas. In Lawrence Anthonys Naturschutzreservat hatten fast hundert Jahre keine Elefanten mehr gelebt. Eines Tages erfuhr er von einer heimatlosen und bedrohten Herde, die er bei sich aufnahm. Er entwickelte eine enge Beziehung zu den sanften Riesen, die sein Leben für immer veränderten.

Elephant On The Bookshelf

Travels in South Africa with Footnotes on the Past
Author: Judi King
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3752839031
Category: Travel
Page: 180
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Reporting on three trips to South Africa in recent years, the narrative touches on the colonial setting of Dutch and British engagement in the region, conveying perspectives, findings, insights and discoveries on those times that relate to today. The author incorporates research and quotes source material, adding historical authenticity to her own experience. She explains, for example, the cause behind the hedge in Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, the mortal danger the first wardens faced in the future Kruger National Park, or why you better not step on a crocodile. She observes wildlife from dassies to mountain zebras, has close encounters with two lionesses, drives along the garden route, visits historic towns and learns of the harsh life in Lesotho. Complemented by an extensive bibliography, the author's two-dimensional approach is weaving a pattern of current impressions and voices from times gone by, thus reflecting the present on the past.

South Africa in Pictures


Author: Janice Hamilton
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822509387
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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Text and illustrations present detailed information on the geography, history and government, economy, people, cultural life, and society of traditional and modern South Africa.

The Europa Directory of Literary Awards and Prizes


Author: N.A
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135356319
Category: Reference
Page: 536
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A complete guide to the major awards and prizes of the literary world. * An invaluable source of information on awards and prizes world-wide * Covers over 1,000 awards and prizes * Comprehensive background information on each award * Extensive contact details. Contents * Includes internationally awarded prizes along with prestigious national awards * Subject areas covered include adult and children's fiction, non-fiction, poetry, lifetime's achievement, translation and drama * Information is provided on the history of each award, its purpose, what is awarded, how often the prize is awarded, eligibility and restrictions, the awarding organization and the most recent recipients * Full contact details of the awarding organization are provided, including main contact name, postal address, e-mail and Internet address, telephone and fax numbers * Fully indexed by keyword, awarding organization and award by subject.

Senior High School Library Catalog


Author: H.W. Wilson Company
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Best books
Page: N.A
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Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.

Library Journal


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Libraries
Page: N.A
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

The Catholic Library World


Author: John M. O'Loughlin,Francis Emmett Fitzgerald
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Catholic libraries
Page: N.A
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Jenseits von Afrika


Author: Tania Blixen
Publisher: Manesse Verlag
ISBN: 364120271X
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
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«Eines der schönsten Bücher unseres Jahrhunderts.» (Truman Capote) Kaum ein Klassiker des 20. Jahrhunderts strahlt eine ähnliche Faszination aus wie Jenseits von Afrika. Mit ihrer melancholischen Liebeserklärung an Natur und Ureinwohner Kenias schuf Tania Blixen ein bewegendes Stück Weltliteratur. Die Eingeborenen Ostafrikas, majestätische Berge und unendliche Savannen zogen Tania Blixen augenblicklich in ihren Bann, als sie 1914 nach Nairobi reiste, um dort eine Kaffeeplantage zu betreiben. In farbigen Bildern beschreibt sie die märchenhaft-mystische Atmosphäre der Natur, erzählt von der Jagd, den Bräuchen der Einheimischen und von so mancher bewegenden Begegnung: mit Kamante, einem kranken Kikuyujungen, den sie zum Koch ausbildet, mit Häuptling Kinanjui, mit Berkeley Cole, der ihr Freund, und Denys Finch Hatton, der ihr Geliebter wird. 1937 erschienen, fanden Blixens berührende Erinnerungen weltweit Millionen begeisterte Leserinnen und Leser. Auch die preisgekrönte Hollywood-Verfilmung durch Sidney Pollack – mit Meryl Streep und Robert Redford in den Hauptrollen – beförderte dieses Buch in den Rang der unvergesslichen Klassiker.

The Myth of Wild Africa

Conservation Without Illusion
Author: Jonathan S. Adams,Thomas O. McShane
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520206717
Category: Nature
Page: 282
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Most people would feel a great loss if elephants, rhinos, or gorillas were to become extinct, but would we willingly move our families, change our means of earning a living, and disrupt our culture to prevent their extinction? People living in rural Africa are being asked to do just this by the world community. The Myth of Wild Africa explores a joint African/Western approach to conservation with the goal of returning control to the African nations.