The Shadow of Kilimanjaro

The Shadow of Kilimanjaro : On Foot Across East Africa

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This is a remarkable account of a thrilling journey on foot from the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to the Indian Ocean. Rick Ridgeway, one of the world's foremost mountaineers and adventurers, offers us a rare view of East Africa as it is today, and how it once was before the incursion of European civilisation, before the balance of its primal wilderness was destroyed.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 199.58g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 1 map
  • 074758575X
  • 9780747585756
  • 214,293

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'Rick Ridgeway is a graceful and engaging companion, and East Africa teems with danger, challenge, and excitement' Bill Bryson 'A wonderful journey through a fascinating area ... Evocative and impassioned' Sunday Times 'Anyone who cares for this priceless corner of the world will find much to savour. And for those who yearn for the thrill of the bush, for the glimpse of elephant at a waterhole, for the crunch of dry soil beneath their feet, for the pre-dawn chorus of the waking savannah, reading it is probably the next best thing to being there' Philip Marsden, Observer 'An enlightened look at a popular part of Africa and a truly splendid read ... Ridgeway has balanced the excitement of a good story with a wide range of historical and literary references' Geographical
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About Rick Ridgeway

Rick Ridgeway, one of the world's foremost mountaineers and adventurers, is known to many through his writing, photography and film-making. His articles have appeared in numerous magazines and he is the author of previous books including Seven Summits with Dick Bass. He lives in California.
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294 ratings
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4 38% (113)
3 32% (93)
2 6% (17)
1 1% (3)
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