Shadow of Kilimanjaro

Shadow of Kilimanjaro : On Foot Across East Africa

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In this work, writer, explorer and adventurer Rick Ridgeway offers an account of his journey, on foot for a month, from the summit of Mount Kilamanjaro, through the plains of Tsavo, to the sea, providing a ground-level view of East Africa as it is today and how it once was before the incursion of European civilization. Ridgeway examines the possible future facing the once-pristine landscape, its magnificent animals, and its indigenous inhabitants. Accompanied by characters - such as the renowned elephant biologist Joyce Poole, and Danny and Bongo Woodley, sons of legendary Tsavo warden, Bill Woodley - Ridgeway encounters the descendants of the Waliangulu, "the People of the Long Bow", a tribe thought to have vanished from the area, as well as lions, rhinos and elephants.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 163 x 241mm | 660g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • illustrations facsim., map, p
  • 074754381X
  • 9780747543817

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276 ratings
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4 38% (104)
3 32% (88)
2 6% (16)
1 1% (2)
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