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The Last Rhinos
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on 23 October 2012
The late Lawrence Anthony has written this book with grace, passion, knowledge and guts. I was more than surprised to read about his dealings with the LRA to such extent and fascinated by the story of what red tape he had to go through within African Government and African Parks just to try a save the Rhinos. Lawrence writes his story through humble eyes but with a edge of passion that puts into perspective how important the conservation issues are to him but should be to the world. I learned a great deal through this book about the Rhino issue and of all the key players involved in it's conservation and poaching. Lawrence doesn't sugar coat anything for the read as that helps no-one and I only wish i had read it sooner so that i could have contacted him before his passing. what a great loss to the conservation world.
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on 12 May 2013
After having read 'the Elephant Whisperer' I had high hopes for this book. A lot of the time there is a completely different story going on, not much about he actual rhinos. Still very interesting though.
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on 19 July 2012
This book is about a man who is passionate about animal conservation and his love for Africa. His previous book "The Elephant Whisperer" was far more localised to his Safari Lodge experience in Kwa Zulu Natal, whereas,this book "The Last Rhino" ties politics into how animals and animal conservation are affected. It is done really well with very personal experiences highlighting the issues that the author is passionate about. Written with passion and humour, the author's "larger than life" personality comes through. A "can do" person - who really loves what he does for a living, Lawrence makes the reader aware of the agony and the beauty of living in Africa.
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on 15 April 2013
Yhis authors excellent book is badly produced by an incompetent publisher as there is no table of contents,no index, no list of abbreviatons but critically no maps which are esseential for a proper understanding of the issues.
The story discuses the authore failed attempt to save the northern white rhino because of petty feuding between conservation groups but amazingly he enlisted the help of the Lords Resistance Army but by this time it was too late as the northern white rhino had become extinct in the wild.
Very vwell told with fascinating stories of anmal behaviour.
A highly recommended book even with its deficiencies.
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This is not so much a story of one man's struggle to save an endangered sub-species as a gripping thriller, full of adventure and political intrigue - and a true one at that. Yes, Mr Anthony is almost suicidally motivated by a desire to save the world's last northern white rhinos in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo, but on the road to either succeeding or not (no spoilers here, folks) he seemingly becomes the only white westerner to take an interest in resolving the historic feuds that have left central Africa as it then was. A real eye-opener.
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on 14 June 2014
Enjoyable read so far.
This is the last book in his trilogy, so it was important for me to read the complete set.
Will appeal to the Nature/Animal Lover who has had the honour and privilege to have visited the African bush. It will touch your senses like no other.
A remarkable man/author who had the courage, dedication and was prepared to sacrifice in order to try to protect the Animals and Wilderness that he loved.
Unfortunately Anthony is no longer with us but his legacy will live on.
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on 20 January 2014
I went to South Africa back in the '60s for three months' holiday and stayed 33 years! These 3 books of Lawrence Anthony evoked so many wonderful memories of my time there, the traditions of the Zulu people and the whole social background. We lived in Empangeni about 20kms from the game reserve, so the countryside and weather he describes is very accurate. If anyone wants a really good read and accurate commentary of the lifestyle of South Africa, you cannot do better than read Lawrence's books.
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on 9 November 2013
I have avidly read all three books by Laurence Anthony as I like his amusing true anecdotes of his experiences. He is a committed conservationist trying to stop animals being wantonly killed by humans, in this case the Northern White Rhino. They are illegally killed just for the horn which is made of keratin, the same type of protein which makes up our hair and finger nails. He writes of his efforts in the middle of a war in the Congo, with great humour.
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on 27 August 2013
Starts off not so great but if you stick with it this is an amazing read! Inspiring, heartwarming and brutallg educating at the same time! The book is not just about the Rhino it contains many chapters about the real goings on between president museveni and the LRA, projecting a completely new and crucial view on the african civil war. A must read and an amazing man! RIP Lawrence. You were an amazing human being and you're with your beautiful Heidi again.
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on 22 May 2014
This is more than a book just about conservation and rhinos. The author tells about his battle to save endangered animals in the middle of a war zone. It takes him through a maze of politics and eventually leads him to taking on a peace-broker role with a terrorist organisation in order to save the sub-species. As with his previous book, The Elephant Whisperer, there are some interesting and often amusing anecdotes of both animal and human behaviour.
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