Travel Adventure in South East Africa

Travel   Adventure in South East Africa

The horns were fairly large, though nothing remarkable, so 1 left them lying where I found them. That night lions roared loudly not far off down the river, but did not approach my waggons. In the course of my travels I have shot two ...

Author: Frederick Courtney Selous

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602061316

Category: Travel

Page: 524

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In this first-hand account from explorer Frederick Selous, first published in 1893, readers follow the true story of a trailblazing adventurer in an unknown land. Selous explored the area around the Limpopo River in what is now northern South Africa and Zimbabwe. From fending off lions and hyenas to hunting the most dangerous game Africa, Selous' safari was mythic-the very foundation of the Western world's romance with the Dark Continent. Anyone who has ever dreamed of visiting Africa will be enchanted by the real-life adventures of the man who inspired the fictional Allan Quatermain. British hunter and explorer FREDERICK COURTENEY SELOUS (1851-1917) was a renowned traveler and conservationist, spending much of his time charting the continent of Africa. He sent many animal trophies back to England to be displayed in museums and helped American president Teddy Roosevelt on a similar mission to supply the Smithsonian. Selous wrote a number of books about his adventures, including A Hunter's Wanderings in Africa (1881) and Sunshine & Storm in Rhodesia (1896). A hunting reserve in Tanzania now bears his name.
Categories: Travel

Travel and Adventure in South East Africa

Travel and Adventure in South East Africa

PREFACE In the following pages I have written the story of the last eleven years of my travels in the interior of South Africa . During the first six years of that period , namely , from the beginning of 1882 to the end of 1887 , I was ...

Author: Frederick Courteney Selous

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082458344

Category: Electronic book

Page: 503

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Categories: Electronic book

Travel and Adventure in South East Africa

Travel and Adventure in South East Africa

PREFACE In the following pages I have written the story of the last eleven years of my travels in the interior of South Africa . During the first six years of that period , namely , from the beginning of 1882 to the end of 1887 , I was ...

Author: Frederick Courteney Selous

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000054409408

Category: Mashonaland (Zimbabwe)

Page: 503

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Categories: Mashonaland (Zimbabwe)

The Animal Estate

The Animal Estate

“The Lion-Hunter,” 504,508; “Mr. Gordon Cumming's South African Entertainment,” 5. 22. “African Sporting,” 243; “The Lion-Hunter,” 508; ... Hammond Innes, “Introduction,” in Selous, Travel and Adventure in South-East Africa, ...

Author: Harriet Ritvo

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674266735

Category: History

Page: 368

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When we think about the Victorian age, we usually envision people together with animals: the Queen and her pugs, the sportsman with horses and hounds, the big game hunter with his wild kill, the gentleman farmer with a prize bull. Harriet Ritvo here gives us a vivid picture of how animals figured in English thinking during the nineteenth century and, by extension, how they served as metaphors for human psychological needs and sociopolitical aspirations. Victorian England was a period of burgeoning scientific cattle breeding and newly fashionable dog shows; an age of Empire and big game hunting; an era of reform and reformers that saw the birth of the Royal SPCA. Ritvo examines Victorian thinking about animals in the context of other lines of thought: evolution, class structure, popular science and natural history, imperial domination. The papers and publications of people and organizations concerned with agricultural breeding, veterinary medicine, the world of pets, vivisection and other humane causes, zoos, hunting at home and abroad, all reveal underlying assumptions and deeply held convictions—for example, about Britain’s imperial enterprise, social discipline, and the hierarchy of orders, in nature and in human society. Thus this book contributes a new new topic of inquiry to Victorian studies; its combination of rhetorical analysis with more conventional methods of historical research offers a novel perspective on Victorian culture. And because nineteenth-century attitudes and practices were often the ancestors of contemporary ones, this perspective can also inform modern debates about human–animal interactions.
Categories: History

Catalogue of the Books in the Senior Section

Catalogue of the Books in the Senior Section

Johannesburg (South Africa). ... 1891 916.07 W5 From the Congo to the Zambesi , -Young , E. D. Nyassa : a journal of adventures whilst exploring Lake Nyassa ... 1884 , 916.09 PI Selous , F. C. Travel and adventure in South East Africa ...

Author: Johannesburg (South Africa). Public Library

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HW2O89

Category: Biblioteekkatalogi

Page: 633

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Categories: Biblioteekkatalogi

Catalogue of Books in the Library of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow

Catalogue of Books in the Library of the Philosophical Society of Glasgow

FITZGERALD , W. W. A. Travels in the coast lands of British East Africa and the Islands of Zanzibar and Pemba . 1898 . ... MʻLEOD , L. Travels in Eastern Africa . 2 v . ... Selous , F. C. Travel and adventure in South - east Africa .

Author: Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow. Library

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015034734189

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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Categories: Architecture

Proceedings of the Symposium on Drought in Botswana National Museum Gaborone Botswana June 5th to 8th 1978

Proceedings of the Symposium on Drought in Botswana  National Museum  Gaborone  Botswana  June 5th to 8th  1978

Holub , Emil ( 1881 ) Seven years in South Africa : travels , researches , and adventures between the diamond fields and the Zambezi ( 1872 - 1879 ) . ... Selous , F . C . ( 1893 ) Travel and adventure in south - east Africa ...

Author: Madalon T. Hinchey

Publisher: Clark University Press

ISBN: UCAL:B4534642

Category: History

Page: 305

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Categories: History