A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa: Nine Years Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa

A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa: Nine Years Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa

by Frederick Courteney Selous
     
 
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Extended title: "A Hunter's Wanderings In Africa; Being a Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa Containing Accounts of Explorations Beyond The Zambesi, on the River Chobe, and In the Matabele and Mashuna

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- Quality Digital Text
- Hyper-Linked Table of Contents
- Linked Animal and Safari Illustrations

Extended title: "A Hunter's Wanderings In Africa; Being a Narrative of Nine Years Spent Amongst the Game of the Far Interior of South Africa Containing Accounts of Explorations Beyond The Zambesi, on the River Chobe, and In the Matabele and Mashuna Countries, with Full Notes Upon the Natural History and Present Distribution of all the Large Mammalia."

Teddy Roosevelt called the author, Frederick Courteney Selous, “the greatest big-game hunter in the world.” This book is one of the most highly regarded, hunting classics - a must-have for any serious hunter or adventurer.

"A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa" covers the nine years of Safari from 1871 until 1880. Selous' adventures were the acknowledged model for Henry Rider Haggard's books about the fictional character, Allan Quatermain. It is also claimed that Selous' stories eventually influenced the creation of Indiana Jones.

Accurate accounts of hunting, travels, and tribulations! They're all in this book. There are also original art illustrations of game and situations of the Safaris.

A brief excerpt from a listing of the first five of 24 Chapters follows:

Chapter I.
- Land at Algoa Bay
- Diamond Fields
- Trading Trip through Griqualand
- The Chief Manchuran
- Batlapin Village
- Bushman's Lair
- Klas Lucas, the Koranna Chief
- Bechuanas at Lange

Chapter II.
- Seventy-eight Elephants shot
- Chief, Montsua
- Secheli
- Bamangwato First Giraffe-hunt
- Lost in the Veldt
- Tati Gold Fields
- Mashuna Diggings

Chapter III.
- Massacre of a Tribe Lobengula, King of the Matabele
- Umziligazi
- Slaughter of the "Headmen"
- Battle of Zwang Indaba
- Terrible Adventure with a Lion
- Mashunas

Chapter IV.
- Eland shot
- Abundance of Game
- Rain
- Hardship
- "Bill" and the Crocodile

Chapter V.
-"Inxwāla" Dance
- Matabele War Dress
- Black Rhinoceros
- Bull Elephants
- Linquāsi Valley
- Hunting in the "Fly
- Varieties of Fauna
- Sable Antelope
- A "Skerm"
- A Grand Elephant-hunt
- Narrow Escape of a Kafir
...
continues with... Chapter VI - Chapter XXIX

Two Special Chapters are also included in this edition covering F.C. Selous' talks on South African Rhinoceroses and South Central African Antelopes that he presented to the Zoological Society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012906540
Publisher:
Heart and Mind Publishing
Publication date:
06/21/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
6 MB

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