Open this book and step into the East African bush. Climb into a Land Rover with Jeannette and David and head for adventure!
Take a lion-mauled warrior to hospital. Search for singing stones and hidden treasure. Explore the rock paintings of central Tanzania with Dr Mary Leakey and Hadza hunters. Go on safari to Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Battle with bureaucracy in sweaty Dar es Salaam. Capsize on Lake Eyasi. Witness the elaborate funeral rites of a chief, and the terrible fate of a thief. Laugh and cry as David and Jeannette navigate the rocky roads of village politics, culture clash, and survival in a challenging environment.
In Spirited Oasis, the authors described how they settled in the remote Lake Eyasi region of Tanzania after years of wildlife research and teaching. This book of illustrated stories is a sequel, about dramatic events in their village and wilderness exploration beyond. Learn what it takes to live such a life, and what it takes to leave it.
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About the Author
David Bygott began observing wildlife and drawing as a child exploring the countryside of southern England. At 21 he began two years as a member of Jane Goodall's research team in Tanzania's Gombe National Park. He was writing his Ph.D. thesis on wild chimpanzee behavior in 1972 when he met Jeannette, his partner in field research, conservation, and business ever since then. The couple studied lion biology in Tanzania's renowned Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area. They have worked as conservation educators, university lecturers, safari guides, writers, and artists. Together, Jeannette and David have produced numerous guidebooks, educational booklets, activity books, and museum displays in both English and Swahili.They now live in an intentional community in Tucson, Arizona, still learning about primate behavior, as well as continuing to travel and explore the world.