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Safari: The Last Adventure: Capstick, Peter Hathaway

Safari: The Last Adventure

Capstick, Peter Hathaway

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ISBN 10: 0312696574 / ISBN 13: 9780312696573
Published by St. Martin's Press, 1984
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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This leatherbound book is in great shape, Signed and Numbered (#1930), with barely a hint of wear. Small scuff to gilt on bottom textblock. Bookseller Inventory # 922967

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Title: Safari: The Last Adventure

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

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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 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...

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Peter Hathaway Capstick grew up in rural New Jersey and soon learned to love the outdoors and wildlife. After a career on Wall Street, he decided to heed his sense of adventure and became a professional hunter, first in the rain forests of Latin America and then in Central Africa. He now lives in Pretoria, South Africa, where he is a successful outdoor writer and the author of Death in the Long Grass, Death in the Silent Places, and Death in the Dark Continent, all published by St. Martin's Press.

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