African Hunter II (Trade Edition)
AFRICAN HUNTER II
edited by Craig Boddington & Peter Flack
If you're looking for the most complete overview of hunting on the African continent available today, look no further than African Hunter II. The original African Hunter was written by James Mellon, who spent five years in Africa during the late 1960s and early 1970s and spent several more years producing his masterpiece. Safari Press undertook to create an updated version of his entertaining and informative work for the modern era, and we feel proud to have equaled the standard set by the first book.
Twenty-five countries are covered, with thorough in-depth overviews of their hunting areas, background information, and best times to hunt. Then there are the game animals: The book includes all the Big Five (lion, leopard, buffalo, rhino, and elephant); the nine spiral-horn antelope; game indigenous to only one region; game indigenous to most regions; the rarities; the plains game, and so on—all game animals throughout the entire African continent are given meticulous attention. A total of 228 different African animals are covered. There are hunting stories from each country that highlight hunting the game found in that particular area; these are thrilling stories written by people who have hunted and lived in the area for long periods of time. Moreover, you will read exciting stories of giant tuskers in Tanzania, huge leopards, obnoxious buffalo, large lions, and a surprisingly nimble giant rhino. But the book goes beyond that with chapters on medical preparations, booking a safari, the rules and the rifles for Africa; there is even a detailed checklist of game animals, country by country. You will also find detailed maps and numerous sidebars packed with information.
In addition to the editors, a total of more than two dozen contributors, too many to list, endeavored to make this book the most complete it could be. The names include Gregor Woods, Tony Tomkinson, Joe Coogan, Rolf Rohwer, Piet Hougard, Volker Grellmann, Geoff Broom, Robin Hurt, Rudolf Sand, Tony Dyer, Franz Wegnert, Mike Murray, Tony Sanchez, Rudy Lubin, Angelo Dacey, Warren Parker, Reinald von Meurers, Beth Jones, and Steve Christenson. With over 500 full-color pages, hundreds of photographs, and updated tables on animals and where they are available, this is THE book to consult for the information on Africa today, and it is sure to become the industry "standard" for years to come. Foreword by Robin Hurt. Introduction by James Mellon.
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2004 Long Beach, 606pp, profuse color and b&w photos