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Death in the Dark Continent

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Critically acclaimed as a master of adventure writing for Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places, former professional hunter Peter Capstick takes us back to Africa to encounter the world's most dangerous big-game animals. After consulting African game experts and recalling his own experiences and those of his colleagues, Capstick has written chilling, authoritative accounts of hunting the five most dangerous killers on the African continent-- lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros.

The classic big-game animals are unmatched as a test of a hunter's skill and courage. With a command of exciting prose, Capstick brings us along on the chase. The warning snarl of a crouching lion, the swish of grass that reveals a leopard, the enraged scream of a wounded elephant, the cloud of dust that marks a herd of Cape buffalo, the earthshaking charge of a rhino are recreated in heart-stopping, nerve-racking detail. In Death in the Dark Continent, Capstick brings to life all the suspense, fear and exhilaration of stalking ferocious killers under primitive, savage conditions, with the ever present threat of death.

Synopsis:

This is the third in the classic series of real-life action by big game hunter Capstick. In the Dark Continent where the hunter is often the hunted, he relates the crossing of man and beast with wit, detail, and style. Earlier titles in the series include: Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places. Martin's.

About the Author

Peter Hathaway Capstick grew up in rural New Jersey and soon learned to love the outdoors and wildlife. After a career on Wall Street, he decided to heed his sense of adventure and become a professional hunter, first in the rain forests of Latin America and then in Central Africa. He now lives in Pretoria, South Africa, where he is a successful writer.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312186159
Author:
Capstick, Peter Hathaway
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Author:
Capstick, Peter H.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Hunting
Subject:
Big game hunting
Subject:
Big game hunting -- Africa.
Subject:
Hunting - General
Subject:
Outdoors-Fishing and Hunting
Subject:
Wildlife
Copyright:
Edition Number:
8
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
8930
Publication Date:
19830531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Synopsis" by , This is the third in the classic series of real-life action by big game hunter Capstick. In the Dark Continent where the hunter is often the hunted, he relates the crossing of man and beast with wit, detail, and style. Earlier titles in the series include: Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places. Martin's.
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