Death in the Dark Continent

Peter Hathaway Capstick

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Critically acclaimed as a master of adventure writing for Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places, former professional hunter Peter Capstick takes us back to Africa to encounter the world's most dangerous big-game animals. After consulting African game experts and recalling his own experiences and those of his colleagues, Capstick has written chilling, authoritative accounts of hunting the five most dangerous killers on the African continent-- lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros.

The classic big-game animals are unmatched as a test of a hunter's skill and courage. With a command of exciting prose, Capstick brings us along on the chase. The warning snarl of a crouching lion, the swish of grass that reveals a leopard, the enraged scream of a wounded elephant, the cloud of dust that marks a herd of Cape buffalo, the earthshaking charge of a rhino are recreated in heart-stopping, nerve-racking detail. In Death in the Dark Continent, Capstick brings to life all the suspense, fear and exhilaration of stalking ferocious killers under primitive, savage conditions, with the ever present threat of death.

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Death In A Dark Continent
1 THE BIG FIVESINCE THE 1960s, when I first became a professional hunter in what finally tallied up to be three African nations, I have not been on a single safari on which, when the campfire embers turned the color of the reflected blood red of crocodiles' eyes, the conversation did not drift to what may be hunting's oldest question: What is the most dangerous game?Funny you'd ask ... .Sorting out the relative deadliness of the African plug-uglies who will happily include you on their dance cards if you step on their toes is rather like determining the comparative

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"Few writers have matched Capstick's flair for describing the hunt...in gruesome, realistic terms...A page-turner that is absorbingly spine-tingling."--Publishers Weekly on Death in the Long Grass

"This book had me on the edge of my seat...297 pages of spine-tingling yarns."--New York Times Book Review on Death in the Long Grass

"Thrilling and suspenseful reading...spine-tingling hunting adventure...a 4-Star book of 3-continent adventure."--The Outdoor Journal on Death in the Silent Places

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Peter Hathaway Capstick

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 become 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 writer.

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Death in the Dark Continent
Peter Hathaway Capstick

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
May 1983
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312186159
ISBN10: 0312186150
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$25.99

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e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
July 1989
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466803930
ISBN10: 1466803932
256 pages
$12.99
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