The Resource Cathedral of the wild : an African journey home, by Boyd Varty, (large print)

Cathedral of the wild : an African journey home, by Boyd Varty, (large print)

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Cathedral of the wild : an African journey home
Title
Cathedral of the wild
Title remainder
an African journey home
Statement of responsibility
by Boyd Varty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
When Nelson Mandela was released after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, he needed a place to recover and adjust to his new life. He went to Londolozi Game Reserve. Founded over eighty years ago by Boyd Varty's great-grandfather, Londolozi started as a hunting safari. But in 1973, Boyd's visionary father, Dave, transformed it into a nature reserve, creating a blueprint for modern-day conservation. This transformation is the backdrop of Boyd's family history and his own personal odyssey. Alongside his feisty, daring sister, Bronwyn, Boyd grows up learning to track lions, raise leopard cubs, and pilot Land Rovers. The two of them tag along with their larger-than-life uncle, John, who repeatedly flung them in danger's way to capture the best footage for his legendary wildlife videos. Boyd survives harrowing rhino charges and a vicious crocodile attack, but his most difficult challenge was a private crisis of purpose. After a period of intense spiritual questing, Boyd reconnects with nature and is able to "rediscover the track."
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Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
639.909684
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
SK575.S5
LC item number
V37 2014b
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print peer picks
Cathedral of the wild : an African journey home, by Boyd Varty, (large print)
Label
Cathedral of the wild : an African journey home, by Boyd Varty, (large print)
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Random House, 2014
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Not for Ants -- Hunting and Hacking -- The Rock -- Friendis in the Storm -- Never Panic in the Bush -- Uncle John -- The Flying Life -- Madiba -- Elephants All Around -- The Crash -- The Great Migration -- A Londolozi of Leopards -- Travels with Kate -- Shake, Rattle and Roll -- Royal Welcome -- In Battalions -- Gunpoint -- Seeking -- Dead Silence -- The Vav -- The Flaming Shaman -- Tracking -- The Medicine -- The Leopards by the Watering Hole -- In the Front Garden of Eden -- The Om in Motion
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
473 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410474681
Lccn
2014031761
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)889738888

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