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Ghosts of Tsavo: Stalking the Mystery Lions of East Africa

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1898, Tsavo River Kenya, the British Empire has employed 140 workers to build a railroad bridge. The bridge's construction comes to a violent halt when two maneless lions devour all 140 workers in a savage feeding frenzy that would make headlines›and history—all over the world. Caputo's Ghosts of Tsavo is a new quest for truth about the origins of these near-mythical animals and how they became predators of human flesh.

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Accompanied by a photographer, two scientists, and a few armed rangers, Philip Caputo set out through the forbidding plains Tsavo in search of Africa' s most feared and efficient killers--massive maneless lions with a man-eating reputation.

Over the past century, speculation about the ghostlike killers has gone unanswered, although recent studies suggest that the maneless lions may constitute a feline missing link between modern lions and their prehistoric ancestors. Therein lies the quest driving the expedition to find a scientific explanation for these fierce creatures and why they occasionally prey on humans. This vivid narrative of a scientific journey, available for the first time in paperback, is a riveting work from one of America' s finest writers.

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A haunting adventure through the raw and unforgiving landscape of East Africa, Pulitzer Prize winner Caputo's "Ghosts of Tsavo" is hailed by the "Washington Post Book World" as "engrossing, amusing, and fast-paced." 8-page color photo insert.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792241003
Editor:
Rizzo, Johnna
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Author:
Caputo, Philip
Author:
Caputo, Phillip
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Lions
Subject:
Kenya
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Lions - Kenya - Tsavo National Park
Subject:
Lion attacks - Kenya - Tsavo National Park
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-World Wildlife
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series:
Adventure Press
Publication Date:
June 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
11 (4 COLOR and BandW), 1 MAP
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.00x6.02x.76 in. .90 lbs.

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Product details 288 pages National Geographic Society - English 9780792241003 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Accompanied by a photographer, two scientists, and a few armed rangers, Philip Caputo set out through the forbidding plains Tsavo in search of Africa' s most feared and efficient killers--massive maneless lions with a man-eating reputation.

Over the past century, speculation about the ghostlike killers has gone unanswered, although recent studies suggest that the maneless lions may constitute a feline missing link between modern lions and their prehistoric ancestors. Therein lies the quest driving the expedition to find a scientific explanation for these fierce creatures and why they occasionally prey on humans. This vivid narrative of a scientific journey, available for the first time in paperback, is a riveting work from one of America' s finest writers.

"Synopsis" by , A haunting adventure through the raw and unforgiving landscape of East Africa, Pulitzer Prize winner Caputo's "Ghosts of Tsavo" is hailed by the "Washington Post Book World" as "engrossing, amusing, and fast-paced." 8-page color photo insert.
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