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IN BUSHVELD AND DESERT: A GAME RANGER?S LIFE
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IN BUSHVELD AND DESERT: A GAME RANGER?S LIFE

Author: Christiaan Bakkes
Publisher: International Publishers Marketing, May 2010
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 0-7981-4928-0

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In February 1994 it made headline news: a young game ranger from the Kruger National Park was attacked by two crocodiles & lost his left arm. For Bakkes, recklessness & an insatiable lust for adventure led to tragedy. Writing about his experiences a unique writer?s voice was born ? a South African Hemingway. 5x8 inches, 296 pgs.

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In February 1994 it made headline news: a young game ranger from the Kruger National Park was attacked by two crocodiles & lost his left arm.

For Christiaan Bakkes, recklessness & an insatiable lust for adventure led to tragedy. Writing about his experiences a unique writer?s voice was born ? a South African Hemingway. He published three collections of wilderness stories, of which a choice selection is offered here, as well as two novels. At 42, Chris Bakkes has led the kind of life that most people can only dream of. After he recovered in 1995 he traveled through Africa for five months, worked for the WWF in the Kaokoveld in Namibia for three years & then joined a safari company conducting ecotours, first at the Skeleton Coast & now also in Damaraland. He & his wife both work for Wilderness Safaris Namibia, Christiaan as a guide & area manager. He also leads gorilla safaris in the forests of Uganda from time to time.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Christiaan Bakkes
has been involved for many years in nature conservation &, especially in the last few years, in ecotourism in Namibia. His previous books Die lang pad van Stoffel Mathysen, Stoffel in die wildernis, Skuilplek, Stoffel by die afdraaipad & Stoffel se veldnotas are based on real life.


 
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