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Author: Peter H Beard
Publisher: Koln, [Germany] : Taschen, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [50th anniversary edition]View all editions and formats
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"Researched, photographed, and compiled over 20 years, Peter Beard's 'End of the Game' tells the tale of the enterprisers, explorers, missionaries, and big-game hunters whose quests for adventure and "progress" were to change the face of Africa in the 20th century. This volume is assembled from hundreds of historical photographs and writings, starting with the building of the Mombasa Railroad ('The Lunatic Line')  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Named Person: Peter H Beard; Peter H Beard
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter H Beard
ISBN: 9783836555470 3836555476
OCLC Number: 931412225
Notes: First published in 1963.
Description: 282 pages : chiefly illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm
Contents: Foreword --
Introduction --
1. The white mountain --
2. A snake from the coast --
3. In the glare of the game's eye --
4. Game control --
5. Beside the carcass of a beast --
6. Nor dread nor hope attend --
Epilogue --
Afterword --
Letter from Kenya --
Bibliography.
Responsibility: [text and photographs by] Peter H. Beard.

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A 50th anniversary edition of Peter Beard's landmark publication on Africa's wildlife crisis, limited to 5,000 numbered copies and featuring an updated foreword from Paul Theroux. With hundreds of  Read more...

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"...a grand meditation on the balance between life and death set in Kenya... the most provocative and impressive statement on man's relationship to the natural world..." "...un classico della Read more...

 
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