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Zara's Tales from Hog Ranch : Perilous Escapades in Equatorial Africa (Hardcover)

Author:  Peter H. Beard
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0679426590
ISBN-13: 9780679426592
Sku: 36495137
Publish Date: 11/23/2004
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.5H x 7L x 1T
Pages:  176
Age Range:  NA
 
In a collection of personal anecdotes, essays, and reflections, the adventurer, photographer, and author of The End of the Game describes his life in Africa, his arrival in Nairobi, Kenya, in the 1950s, his forty-acre Hog Ranch encampment, its animal inhabitants, and his encounter with the legendary man-eating lions of Tsavo. *Author: Beard, Peter H. *Subtitle: from Hog Ranch : Perilous Escapades in Equatorial Africa *Publication Date: 2004/11/23 *Number of Pages: 158 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 7.00 *Height: 9.50
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From adventurer, explorer, photographer, writer, pied piper Peter Beard—eleven irresistible tales, told to his daughter in his tented encampment at Hog Ranch, Kenya, about life, about living, about Africa.

He writes of the East African hills he came to know so well over four decades, where time slows to infinity in a great bottomless, bottle green underwater world . . . about Nairobi in the 1950s, still a quaint, eccentric pioneer town, full of characters of all stripes and tribes, where rhinoceros roamed the streets and local residents went to the movies in pajamas.

He writes of the camp he built twelve miles outside of Nairobi so that he would never be off safari, a forty-acre patch of bush called Hog Ranch (abutting Karen Blixen’s plantation), named for the families of warthogs who wandered into camp, a camp populated with waterbuck, suni, dik-diks, leopard, giraffe, and occasionally lion and buffalo.

In “Big Pig at Hog Ranch,” Beard tells the story of Thaka (translation from the Kikuyu: “handsome stud”), Hog Ranch’s number-one, fearsome, 300-pound warthog, who came into camp and dropped to the ground happy for a vigorous tummy rub, and who one night, “lying in his favorite position, munching on corn and barbeque chicken,” was encroached upon by a bristly haired, wild-looking boar hog. All three hundred pounds of Thaka exploded straight at the hairy intruder, the two brutish, bony heads crashing together thundering through the camp and Peter witnessed the unleashed power—the bullish strength—of the wild pig . . .

In “Roping Rhino,” Beard tells of his first job in Africa, rounding up and relocating rhinos for the Kenya Game Department with his cohort and neighbor, a weather-beaten native of Old Kenya who thrived on danger and refused to bathe—and of the enormous silver-backed rhino bull that became their Moby Dick . . .

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0176
Product attributePublisher:   Knopf Publishing Group
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