South African eden

South African eden

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"South African Eden" is James Stevenson-Hamilton's memoir of over four decades of service as warden of what became the world renowned Kruger National Park, a classic of ecology. With a new concept in preserving the indigenous wilds, Stevenson-Hamilton ensured South Africa's heritage for the future.
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  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • Penguin Books (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd
  • Parklands, South Africa
  • Illustrations maps,
  • 0143185586
  • 9780143185581

About James Stevenson-Hamilton

James Stevenson-Hamilton (1867-1857) was born on the family estate near Glasgow and educated at Rugby and Sandhurst. At a loose end after participating in the South African War as an officer in the Inniskilling Dragoons, in June 1902 he was appointed as warden of the Sabi Game Reserve in the Lowveld, along the Eastern Transvaal border with Mozambique. This was later to emerge, thanks to two decades of epic determination on his part, as the world famous Kruger National Park. His frequent and stylish articles on the topic of environment management were published in journals such as The Field, Blackwood's, The Times and The Outspan. These were later expanded into books, but it is his passionate memoir, South African Eden of 1937, which has achieved classic status.
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