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.
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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

View: 6635

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.
Posted in Social Science

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

View: 9728

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.
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South Africa in Pictures

Author: Janice Hamilton

Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books

ISBN: 9780822509387

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

View: 3504

Text and illustrations present detailed information on the geography, history and government, economy, people, cultural life, and society of traditional and modern South Africa.
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The Europa Directory of Literary Awards and Prizes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135356319

Category: Reference

Page: 536

View: 9878

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.
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Senior High School Library Catalog

Author: H.W. Wilson Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Best books

Page: N.A

View: 9745

Each vol. is divided into 2 parts 1st-7th ed.: Dictionary catalog and Classified catalog; 8th-9th ed. have 3rd. part: Directory of publishers.
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Ich trage Afrika im Herzen

unser Leben im Krüger Nationalpark

Author: Kobie Krüger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783426627341

Category:

Page: 444

View: 1077

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Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 6193

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.
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The Reader's Digest

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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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

View: 5473

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.
Posted in Fiction

The Catholic Library World

Author: John M. O'Loughlin,Francis Emmett Fitzgerald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Catholic libraries

Page: N.A

View: 5786

Posted in Catholic libraries

Eine afrikanische Liebesgeschichte

Mein Leben unter Elefanten

Author: Daphne Sheldrick

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641080479

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 1761

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.
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African Wildlife

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Wildlife conservation

Page: N.A

View: 9340

Posted in Wildlife conservation

Mammalia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mammals

Page: N.A

View: 5372

Posted in Mammals

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

View: 5080

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.
Posted in Nature

Canadian Books in Print

Subject index

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Canada

Page: N.A

View: 4588

Posted in Canada

Africa: Continent of Economic Opportunity

Author: David Fick

Publisher: Real African Publishers

ISBN: 1919855475

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

View: 8171

Divided into geographic regions and representing every African nation, this comprehensive collection of case studies explores how successful business enterprises of varying size, along with community projects, help to create jobs in Africa. A valuable guide to conducting business anywhere on the continent, this account also offers information on finding business opportunities and handling oft-encountered problems.
Posted in Business & Economics

South Africa's Top Sites: Family

Author: Philip Harrison,Sue Heese

Publisher: New Africa Books

ISBN: 9780864865830

Category: Travel

Page: 152

View: 9847

This volume is aimed at people traveling in South Africa with children. It provides 'windows' into themes such as history, geology, outdoor adventures, family entertainment and spiritual places.
Posted in Travel