Somaliland : Being an Account of Two Expeditions into the Far Interior Together with a Complete List of Every Animal and Bird Known to Inhabit That Country, and a List of the Reptiles Collected by the Author

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'The Natural History Museum, South Kensington, supply full directions for preparing animal skins, which should be carefully studied, and a mouse or two should be skinned by the would-be collected before leaving England...' Such is the advice given to fellow hunters by the author of this work, C.V.A Peel, the celebrated Victorian writer, traveller and big-game hunter. In an age when conservation of wildlife stands at the forefront of zoological study, it is sobering to recognise that so much of our knowledge stems from the writings of men who would sooner have an animal's head on the wall than its photograph in an album. Nevertheless, men such as peel were acute observers of nature and this account of hunting in Somaliland provides a unique record of the flora and fauna of that region in East Africa which lies between the Equator and the Gulf of Aden. First published in 1889, and here republished in facsimile, complete with photographs, drawings and diagrams, the book is a fascinating study of East Africa through the eyes of a hunting more

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  • Hardback | 345 pages
  • 150 x 230mm
  • Darf Publishers Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • Facsimile
  • Facsimile edition
  • 47ill.
  • 1850770867
  • 9781850770862