The Besieged Desert: War, Drought, Poaching in the Namib Desert

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9780002194402: The Besieged Desert: War, Drought, Poaching in the Namib Desert

Northwest Namibia is a desert - rugged, utterly uncompromising, frequently beautiful and always fascinating. It comprises two adjoining tribal homelands. Damaraland and Koakoland, and until recently was virtually untouched by the intrusive influence of the technological age. Here live great herbivores such as elephants, rhinos, and giraffe, in an environment unlike any other in Africa. Living amongst them are Himba Pastoralists, a tribe that time has left behind. The author joined the area's resident ecologist, Garth Owen-Smith, to see for himself what has happened here. This book deals with the people they met and the wildlife encountered - it tackles the problems caused by the war between the South African Army ad the Swapo guerillas which spilled over into this area; the poaching that is going on there, and the effects of a crippling five-year drought.

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Reardon, Mitch
Published by Collins, U.S.A. (1986)
ISBN 10: 0002194406 ISBN 13: 9780002194402
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Book Description Collins, U.S.A., 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Brand new unread first edition hardcover in new- jacket. Book has bumped lower front outside corner but is otherwise in near perfect, clean, tight, crisp new unread condition with covers so tight it has obviously never been opened up to read. Jacket is lightly sunned with minimal shelf wear. Great collector's copy!. Bookseller Inventory # 047124

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