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    DescriptionLawrence Anthony's South African game reserve is home to many animals he has saved, from a remarkable herd of elephants to a badly behaved bushbaby called George. Described as 'the Indiana Jones of conservation', when one of his rhinos was brutally slaughtered for her horn, he didn't hesitate to lead an armed response against the poachers. Then he learned that there were only a handful of northern white rhinos left in the wild, living in an area of the Congo controlled by the infamous Lord's Resistance Army and soon to be hunted into extinction. Lawrence knew he had to take action. What followed was an extraordinary adventure, as he headed into the jungle to negotiate with the rebels, while battling to save his own animals from terrible drought and to save the eyesight of his beloved elephant matriarch Nana. The Last Rhinos is peopled with unforgettable characters, both human and animal, and is a sometimes funny, sometimes moving, always exciting read. 'Anthony was a charismatic figure whose life combined Gerald Durrell-esque animal antics with Wilbur Smith bush heroics ...a rattling read with an urgent message' BBC Wildlife Magazine


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    Title
    The Last Rhinos
    Subtitle
    The Powerful Story of One Man's Battle to Save a Species
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lawrence Anthony, By (author) Graham Spence
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 153 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 590 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780283071706
    ISBN 10: 0283071702
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM, WNH
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1HFMS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14280
    Ingram Subject Code: NA
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/ECOLGY
    BIC subject category V2: RNKH1
    BISAC V2.8: NAT037000, NAT011000, NAT046000, NAT019000, BIO030000
    BIC subject category V2: 1HFMS
    DC23: 333.9542
    DC22: 599.66809684
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    Sidgwick & Jackson Ltd
    Publication date
    12 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Lawrence Anthony was a highly respected conservationist and founder of The Lawrence Anthony Foundation. He was awarded the UN's Earth Day Medal for his rescue of Baghdad Zoo during the invastion of Iraq. Graham Spence is a freelance journalist and author. They are the authors of The Elephant Whisperer and Babylon's Ark.
    Review quote
    Praise for Lawrence Anthony --"The Guardian "(UK) "Anthony has made a difference in the lives of many magnificent animals who otherwise would have been lost to the world." --MARC BEKOFF, author of "The Emotional Lives of Animals""" "In my thirty-five years of studying man/animal communication I have met only a few individuals who have the ability to enter into the metaphysical realm of the exotic animal. Lawrence Anthony has been there and back." --RALPH HELFER, author of "Modoc""Anthony's enthusiasm and obvious love for the bush shine through in hair-raising, sad, and funny tales."--"Booklist""Anthony deserves tremendous credit for his fearlessness and perseverance in rescuing countless animals against all odds." --"The Explorer's Journal"