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Ivory, Apes & Peacocks: Animals, adventure and discovery in the wild places of Africa
Ivory, Apes & Peacocks: Animals, adventure and discovery in the wild places of Africa
by Alan Root
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 16.18

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Elephants, gorillas, and bird life with funny tails, 12 April 2013
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A must read. Breathtaking, enthralling, gripping, thrilling, funny, self-deprecating, laconic, tragic, a veritable page-turner ... think of any term you might use to describe a beautifully written adventure story with larger than life characters and it's not sufficient to do justice to Alan Root's autobiography Ivory, Apes and Peacocks. Household names to my generation like Armand and Michaela Denis, TV Survival programmes, they were only a front for Alan's astonishing wildlife films. Alan and his first wife, Joan, introduced Diane Fosse to her gorillas in the mist; they introduced the world to air balloons for tourists. Alan discovered hitherto unknown characteristics of known and of legendary unseen species. He pioneered so many innovations in wildlife photography all the while honouring and respecting their natural habitat that he has won several lifetime achievement awards as well as the scars of a hippopotamus bite, a hand destroyed by a puff adder bite and life threatening encounters with silverback gorillas and with a motorbike in the vast uninhabited Congo rainforests. And if you want to read more it highlights the two problems with this book. 1: it finishes; 2: there's no promise of a second volume. Please, please somebody make a boxset of Alan's films ... Then we'd have multiple volumes to entertain and educate us. Did I like it? At least as much as you will!


Energy Healing for Everyone: A Practical Guide to Self Healing
Energy Healing for Everyone: A Practical Guide to Self Healing
by Abby Wynne
Edition: Paperback
Price: 13.14

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cure and tonic between two covers, 16 Sep 2012
A beautiful book to look at and a beautiful book to read. Abby writes with clarity, common sense and deep humanity. If you are at all stressed just flick through this book, stop at random and start reading. The words, the form and the illustrations are soothing and healing. No preaching, no gobbledygook .. just caring and compassion. A book to have by the bed and constantly thumb through. It's a cure and a tonic between two covers.


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