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Wild Africa : three centuries of nature writing from Africa

Author: John A Murray
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
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Genre/Form: Literary collections
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Murray
ISBN: 0195073770 9780195073775
OCLC Number: 25629242
Description: xvii, 318 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I : 1770-1885 : The age of exploration --
Finding the source of the Blue Nile / James Bruce --
The discovery of the Niger River / Mungo Park --
The South African unicorn / John Barrow --
The Eland and the Puff Adder / William J. Burchell --
The death of Hugh Clapperton / Richard Lemon Lander --
The first white man to report on Timbuctoo / René Caillié --
The cataracts of the Nile / John L. Stephens --
Encounter with a lion and discovery of the Victoria Falls / David Livingstone --
Lost in the Sahara Desert / Heinrich Barth --
The discovery of Lake Tanganyika / Richard Francis Burton --
A swarm of beetles / Jon Speke --
A baby gorilla captured alive / Paul B. Du Chaillu --
Hunting elephants / Samuel White Baker --
The Upper Nile / Mark Twain --
An encounter with a slave caravan / J. Frederic Elton --
In the jaws of death / Joseph Thomson --
Part II : 1886-1956 : The age of exploitation --
Exploring Mount Kilimanjaro / Ludwig Von Höhnel --
The primeval forest / Henry M. Stanley --
Heart of darkness / Joseph Conrad --
West African rivers / Mary Kingsley --
The death of the first man-eater / J.H. Patterson --
To Lake Naivasha / Theodore Roosevelt --
Hunting gorillas / Carl Akeley --
The giraffes go to Hamburg / Isak Dinesen --
Father elephant / (from the Pygmies of Gabon) --
The origin of the leopard and hyena / (from the Nandi of East Africa) --
The story of the crow who married a woman / (from the Masai of East Africa) --
Masai proverbs / (from the Masia of East Africa) --
Masai riddles / (from the Masai of East Africa) --
The hare and the elephant / (from the Suk of East Africa) --
Man and turtle / (from the Ki-Mbundu of Angola) --
The origin of death / (from the Zulu of South Africa) --
Part III : 1957-1992 : The age of environmentalism --
In the realm of the mountain gorilla / George B. Schaller --
The end of the Pleistocene / Roger Caras --
Uranium / Delia Owens --
The leopard / Cynthia Moss --
Sand rivers / Peter Mattheissen --
Landscapes open and closed, a journey through southern Africa / Barry Lopez --
In the country of grasses / Terry Tempest Williams --
Radiant darkness / John A. Murray.
Responsibility: edited by John A. Murray.
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