Safari

The Last Adventure

Peter Hathaway Capstick

St. Martin's Press

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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 travel 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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Safari
ONEThe Great AdventureA pretty fair case could be made that the evolution of the African safari is really a historical overlay of the past century and a half of white expansion into the interior of Africa. After Jan Van Riebeeck, South Africa's founder, pitched up at the Cape in 1652, both he and another 180 years of descendants either had too much on their hands keeping body and soul in one chunk to make much of a dent in the continent, or various colonial policies kept them from it, which amounted to white expansion reaching only a vague 150 miles inland.

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

"A most dramatic, action, danger and adventure epic for big game hunting fans...You won't put it down until finished."--Maryland Gazette on Death in the Silent Places

"Imagine confronting one of the most dangerous game animals of Africa. No thanks?...Well, the next best thing to being there (and a whole lot safer!) is a Peter Hathaway Capstick book."--Best Sellers on Death in the Dark Continent

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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 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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Safari
The Last Adventure
Peter Hathaway Capstick

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
September 1984
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466803985
ISBN10: 1466803983
336 pages
$7.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
September 1984
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780312696573
ISBN10: 0312696574
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 336 pages
$25.99
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