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Capstick, Peter Hathaway

Overview
Works: 37 works in 93 publications in 3 languages and 4,039 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Military history 
Roles: Author
Classifications: SK251, B
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Most widely held works by Peter Hathaway Capstick
Death in the long grass by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professional hunter recounts his own experiences and those of his colleagues with the animals of the African wilderness
Death in the silent places by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Already recognized as a master of adventure writing for his classic Death in the Long Grass, former big-game hunter Capstick now turns from his own exploits to those of some of the greatest hunters of the past, in Death in the Silent Places. With his characteristic color and flair he recalls the extraordinary careers of hunting men like Colonel J.H. Patterson and Colonel Jim Corbett, who stalked legendary man-eaters through the silent darkness on opposite sides of the world; men like Karamojo Bell, acknowledged as the greatest elephant hunter of all time; men like the valiant Sasha Siemel, who tracked killer jaguars though the Matto Grosso armed only with a spear. With an authenticity gained by having shared the experiences he writes of, Peter Capstick eloquently recreates the acrid taste of terror in the mouth of a man whose gun has jammed as a lion begins his charge, the exhilaration of tracking and finding a long-sought prey, the bravery and even nobility of performing under circumstances of primitive and savage stress, with death all around in the silent places of the wilderness
Last horizons : hunting, fishing & shooting on five continents by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume one of a two-volume collection of hunting, fishing, and shooting tales
Death in the Dark Continent by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A professional big game hunter offers accounts of his adventures while stalking such animals as the lion, leopard, elephant, rhinoceros, and Cape buffalo in Africa
The last ivory hunter : the saga of Wally Johnson by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance meeting around a safari campfire on the banks of the Mupamadazi River leads to the grand tale of African adventure by Peter Capstick, the foremost hunting author of our time. Wally Johnson spent half a century in Mozambique hunting white gold--ivory. Most men died at this hazardous trade. He's the last one able to tell his story. In hours of conversations by mopane fired in the African bush, Wally described his career--how he survived the massive bite of a Gaboon viper, buffalo gorings, floods, disease, and most dangerous of all, gold fever. He bluffed down 200 armed poachers almost single-handedly, and survived rocket attacks from communist revolutionaries during Mozambique's plunge into chaos in 1975. In Botswana, at age 63, Wally continued his career. Though the great tuskers have largely gone and most of Wally's colleagues are dead, Wally has survived. His words are rugged testimony to an Africa that is now a distant dream
Death in a lonely land : more hunting, fishing, and shooting on five continents by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

5 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of pieces taking us from Africa to Iceland hunting for the world's most dangerous and interesting animals
The African adventurers : a return to the silent places by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vintage heroics an unforgettable return to the silent places
Warrior : the legend of Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colonel Richard Meinertzhagen served in India and Africa, with such adventures as "commando raids against German forces in Africa and the Mideast during World War I, covert missions to the USSR and Nazi Germany between the wars, work as an OSS agent during World War II, and Meinertzhagen's ceaseless support of Israeli nationhood."--Jacket
Safari, the last adventure by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Capstick's earliest books have firmly established him as the modern-day master of African adventure writing. Now, for all his readers who want to put their taste for adventure into practice, Capstick has written the first modern authoritative, comprehensive travel guide to African safari. Drawing on his years of experience as a professional hunter, Capstick explains everything a bwana needs to know: how to select and book a safari; where and when to go; fees and licenses; the guns, ammo, and personal equipment needed. Chapters on each of the Big Five (lion, Cape buffalo, elephant, leopard, and rhino -- the trophies most hunters want to take) describe the techniques, thrills, and dangers of hunting these clever and cunning animals. The other memorable delights of safari, like camp life, bird shooting, fishing, photography, and game viewing in wildlife parks, are also celebrated. A list of safari agencies, hunting companies and professional hunters, suggested equipment for a 21-day safari, and a trophy price list round out the most exhaustive guide to safari ever written. Packed with solid advice and nuggets of campfire lore and hunting yarns, illustrated with thirty-four black and white photographs and six line drawings, Safari: The Last Adventure is sure to become a classic work in its field, essential equipment for anyone going on safari or just dreaming of one ... -- Amazon
Sands of silence : on safari in Namibia by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the successor to Ruark and Hemingway comes the most lavishly illustrated, historically important safari ever captured in print. Peter Hathaway Capstick journeyed on safari through Namibia in the African spring of 1989. This was a nation on the eve on independence, a land scorched by sun, by years of bitter war. In these perilous circumstances, Peter Capstick commences what is surely the most thrilling safari of his stories career. He takes the reader to the stark landscape that makes up the Bushmen's tribal territories. There, facing all kinds of risks, members of the chase pursue their quarry in a land of legend and myth. the result is an exciting big-game adventure whose underlying themes relate directly to the international headlines of today. In this first person adventure, Capstick spins riveting tales from his travels and reports on the Bushmen's culture, their political persecution, and the Stone Age life of Africa's original hunter-gatherers. In addition, the author explains the economic benefits of the sportsman's presence, and how ethical hunting is a tool for game protection and management on the continent. Not since Peter Capstick's Africa has the author taken the reader along on safari. In this superbly illustrated book, Capstick returns to the veld with an ace video cameraman and leading African wildlife photographer Dr. M. Philip Kahl. one hundred of Dr. Kahl's striking color photos capture perfectly life and death in the "land of thirst."
Peter Capstick's Africa : a return to the long grass by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Maneaters by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1998 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes sharks, lions, crocodiles, leopards, bears, wolves, and tigers and their attacks on people
A man called lion by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Book )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of one of Africa's most intriguing characters, John Taylor. Taylor was well known for his incredible knowledge of large-caliber African ammunition and rifles, and his entire story is told in fascinating detail. A black sheep born into a wealthy Irish family, he ended up one of the most notorious South African ivory poachers. This book is a culmination of over ten years of research into the life of this mysterious man"--Amazon.com
Chang cao cong zhong de si wang : fei zhou cao yuan shou lie da mao xian by Kai pu shi di( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Chinese and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capstick/Hunting the African elephant( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four African elephants are sport hunted in Namibia by professional Peter Capstick
Capstick/Hunting the Cape Buffalo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventurer, author and former professional hunter Peter Capstick helps you find out what it is like to track herd after herd of Cape Buffalo in the limited visibility of the heavy mopane scrub and terminalia of the Chobe region of northern Botswana. One shot rarely takes down the Cape Buffalo and then the tracking begins. If you wound a Cape Buffalo and he sees you, the inevitable result is quite simple--either you will kill him or he will kill you
Capstick : hunting the White Rhino( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventurer, author and former professional hunter Peter Capstick describes the history of the Rhinoceros, compares the White and Black Rhino, and narrates important historical footage of the transplantation program by the Natal Parks Board. Then the hunting starts for a trophy Bull White Rhino in the Thabazimbi area of South Africa
Capstick Botswana safari( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventurer, author and former professional hunter Peter Capstick leads a safari to three sections of Botswana, and along the way gives advice on such things as what rifles to take, hunting strategies, what a safari camp is like, etc
Death in a lonely land : more hunting, fishing, and shooting on five continents by Don Causey( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following the smashing success of Last Horizons (SMP, 1989), Peter Capstick now presents a second volume of pieces culled from such magazines as Outdoor Life, NRA's American Hunter, Guns & Ammo, and Petersen's Hunting. The articles showcase a literary style that prompted Kirkus Reviews to say of Last Horizons, "No one since Hemingway (with the possible exception of Ruark) has written on these subjects with such literary gusto." The stockbroker-turned-outdoorsman recalls his days as an African pro hunter in "The Killer Baboons of Vlackfontein." "Four Fangs in a Treetop" records a foray into British Honduras for the jaguar, "a gold-dappled teardrop of motion." Capstick narrowly escapes the Yellow Beard, Central America's deadly tree-climbing snake, and cows "The Black Death (Cape buffalo) in the kind of article that makes this author "the guru of American hunting fans" (New York Newsday). On Brazil's forsaken Marajo Island, he bags the pugnacious red buffalo, which has the "temperament of a constipated Sumo wrestler and the tenacity of an IRS man." The author discusses 12- and 20-gauge shotgun loads; recalls the pleasures of "biltong" (African beef jerky); describes the irresistible homemade lures of snook fishing expert John Gorbatch; and kills a genteel take of Atlantic salmon with the brilliantly simple tube fly. Over thirty gorgeous drawings by famous wildlife artist Dino Paravano make this volume yet another collector's item by a writer who "keeps the tradition of great safari adventure alive in each of his books" (African Expedition Gazette). Peter Capstick's eight prior titles include The Last Ivory Hunter (SMP, 1988); Peter Capstick's Africa (SMP, 1987); and Death in the Long Grass (SMP, 1978)
Death in the dark continent by Peter Hathaway Capstick( Recording )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Death in the long grass
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Death in the silent placesLast horizons : hunting, fishing & shooting on five continentsDeath in the Dark ContinentThe last ivory hunter : the saga of Wally JohnsonDeath in a lonely land : more hunting, fishing, and shooting on five continentsThe African adventurers : a return to the silent placesWarrior : the legend of Colonel Richard MeinertzhagenSafari, the last adventure
Alternative Names
Capstick, P.

Capstick, Peter H.

Peter Hathaway Capstick American hunter

Peter Hathaway Capstick escriptor estatunidenc

Peter Hathaway Capstick escritor estadounidense

Peter Hathaway Capstick escritor estauxunidense (1940–1996)

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