The Deep Sand of Damaraland - A Journal of Namibia

The Deep Sand of Damaraland - A Journal of Namibia

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by T. Mullen
     
 
The Deep Sand of Damaraland tells of drilling for water in a stunning land, and the irony of trying to battle against drought in a desert. This is where the Wild West meets Africa - where trackers hunt criminals, farmers feud neighbors, rogue elephants pull apart water tanks, and one contractor rides horseback to the bush to lasso giraffes. In a paradoxical land where

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The Deep Sand of Damaraland tells of drilling for water in a stunning land, and the irony of trying to battle against drought in a desert. This is where the Wild West meets Africa - where trackers hunt criminals, farmers feud neighbors, rogue elephants pull apart water tanks, and one contractor rides horseback to the bush to lasso giraffes. In a paradoxical land where African and European lifestyles coexist and clash, and where intuition eclipses logic - the key to sanity and success pivots on getting to know the local people. To learn more about T. Mullen's books, check out www.RoundwoodPress.com.

Editorial Reviews

Amazon.com - Patricia Rempen
This is a great read by someone who obviously knows what he's talking about. Living in Namibia, working in Namibia - in not always the easiest circumstances, he has a great attitude about all the things that can and do go wrong. The characters are larger than life, and the details about the country - and the desert - excellent.
I totally enjoyed the book, and have already downloaded more from the same author. It made my weekend!
Amazon.com - M. Kauffman
The author, once again, acknowledges the world's difficulties while remaining a steadfast solution to a myriad of cultural, political, social, and personal issues. Great read!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016718125
Publisher:
Roundwood Press
Publication date:
04/03/2013
Series:
African Raindrop Series , #2
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
4 MB

Meet the Author

T. Mullen was born in sunny St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and then moved to the suburbs north of Chicago, where he lived until he was seven. His family then moved to Ireland, which became home base for the next eighteen years. He studied architectural and civil engineering as well as business administration and spent fifteen years working outside the U.S. as a consultant regarding water resource and environmental projects in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. Spending half his life in the U.S. and half outside influenced the topics Mullen writes about - including travel, history, and cultural clashes. He has written several magazine articles related to environmental issues and has also written a few books, including Wine and Work - People Loving Life, as well as Rivers of Change - Trailing the Waterways of Lewis and Clark. For more about T.Mullen and his books, check out www.RoundwoodPress.com.

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The Deep Sand of Damaraland - A Journal of Namibia 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SashaPut More than 1 year ago
My parents always taught me to find all of the positive aspects of every country we ever lived in. They taught me to find the beauty in everything. In his entertaining, well written book, Mullen appreciates the beauty of Namibia and lets the reader experience it too. He handles some difficult politics and intolerant people with grace. His positive approach to life and his power to visualize ensure success. Mullen's photographs in all his books are exceptional. I especially love the pictures of the Sossuvlei dunes in this book. Enjoy an escape to another part of the world.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great story - AND it's a good time-episode  of Namibia, at the same time. The characters are larger than life, and the details make me feel like I'm there. Highly recommended. Now I'm off to find more of his books...