Certain Curve of Horn
by J F WALKER (9780802140685)

Certain Curve of Horn
 
J F WALKER
Release Date: 31 Dec 2005
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 483
ISBN: 9780802140685
ISBN-10: 0802140688



In" A Certain Curve of Horn, veteran journalist John Frederick Walker tells the story of one of the most revered and endangered of the regal beasts of Africa: the giant sable antelope of Angola, a majestic, coal-black quadruped with breathtaking curved horns more than five feet long. It is an enthralling and tragic tale of exploration and adventure, politics and war, the brutal realities of life in Africa today, and the bitter choices of conflicting conservation strategies. "A Certain Curve of Horn traces the sable's emergence as a highly sought-after natural history prize before the First World War, and follows its struggle to survive in a war zone fought over by the troops of half a dozen nations and its transformation into a political symbol and conservation icon. As he follows the trail of this mysterious animal, Walker interweaves the stories of the adventurers, scientists, and warriors who have come under the thrall of the beast, and how their actions would shape the fate of the giant able antelope and the history of the war-torn nation that is its only home.

AUD $27.99

 This title is not held in stock & is ordered from suppliers, subject to availability.


View other J F WALKER titles like "Certain Curve of Horn"



Write a customer review of Certain Curve of Horn.



If you like this title please tell others:

tell others

post to your Facebook wall post on Twitter post on Digg recommend to Stumbleupon bookmark on Delicious RSS feed send to a friend


Australian BookShop
Australian Bookshop. Established 2003
Search
Shopping Cart Customer Support


HolisticPage
International Online Store
of Inspiration
we ship everywhere
Australia Post
Australia Wide
.
Worldwide