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Synopsis: The origins, history, and prospects of big game in Africa
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 landmark volume is assembled from hundreds of historical photographs and writings, starting with the building of the Mombasa Railroad ("The Lunatic Line") and the opening-up of darkest Africa. The stories behind the heroic figures in Beard's work--Theodore Roosevelt, Frederick Courtney Selous, Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen), Denys Finch-Hatton (the romantic hero of Out of Africa), Philip Percival, J. A. Hunter, Ernest Hemingway, and J. H. Patterson (who became famous as the relentless hunter of the "Man-Eating Lions of Tsavo")--are all contextualized by Beard's own photographs of the enormous region. Shot in the 1960s and '70s in the Tsavo lowlands during the elephant-habitat crisis and then in Uganda parks, Beard's studies of elephant and hippo population dynamics document the inevitable overpopulation and starvation of tens of thousands of elephants and rhinos.
Originally published in 1965 and updated in 1977, this classic is resurrected by TASCHEN with rich duotone reproduction and a new foreword by internationally renowned travel and fiction writer Paul Theroux. Touching on themes such as distance from nature, density and stress, loss of common sense, and global emergencies, this seminal picture history of eastern Africa in the first half of the 20th century shows us the origins of the wildlife crisis on the continent, a phenomenon which bears a remarkable resemblance to the overpopulation and climate crises we face today.
From the Author: Paul Theroux went to Africa as a teacher in 1963. He ran a school in Malawi, and then taught at Makerere University in Uganda, where he also worked as a journalist, traveling throughout East and Central Africa. He published three novels with African settings - Fong and the Indians, Girls at Play, and Jungle Lovers, as well as short stories. He is the author of many other novels and travel books, including Dark Star Safari: Overland from Cairo to Cape Town (2002).
Title: End of the Game
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Chronicle Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2770814247
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1988. Book Condition: Very Good. Revised. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP68949423
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1988. Book Condition: Good. Revised. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP10372168
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. Arts and Entertainment>Photography>Photographers. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 07978087701521500. Bookseller Inventory # 07978087701521500
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG087701521X
Book Description Hardback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR008451289
Book Description Chronicle Books, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Includes dust jacket. Fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. Extra postage required for international shipping: please inquire before ordering. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000131182
Book Description Chronicle Books 1988-11-01, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. Revised. 087701521X. Bookseller Inventory # 612545
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97808770152153.0
Book Description Chronicle Books. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 087701521X Like New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # LN6.0975812