Nine Lives

Nine lives is a tale of this magnetic figure's progression from hunter to filmmaker to conservationist. It is also the remarkable story of a lifelong affair with nature. In Nine lives, Varty narrates the adventures, trials, mishaps and triumphs of his extraordinary life, from hunting lions at the age of twelve and teaching the orphaned lion cub Shingalana how to hunt for food, to spending last moments with the badly mauled Mother Leopard – whom he had been following and filming for years – before she crawled into a termite mound to die. He reveals the secrets behind his close relationships with certain big cats and invokes the terror of his own narrow escapes from death, including a dangerous encounter with crocodiles and a near-fatal helicopter crash. Captivating, often humorous and deeply moving, Nine Lives is a passionate account of a life lived to the full by a man driven by an intense love of the wild.
Author:
John Varty
Format:
Paperback

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Nine lives is a tale of this magnetic figure's progression from hunter to filmmaker to conservationist. It is also the remarkable story of a lifelong affair with nature. In Nine lives, Varty narrates the adventures, trials, mishaps and triumphs of his extraordinary life, from hunting lions at the age of twelve and teaching the orphaned lion cub Shingalana how to hunt for food, to spending last moments with the badly mauled Mother Leopard – whom he had been following and filming for years – before she crawled into a termite mound to die. He reveals the secrets behind his close relationships with certain big cats and invokes the terror of his own narrow escapes from death, including a dangerous encounter with crocodiles and a near-fatal helicopter crash. Captivating, often humorous and deeply moving, Nine Lives is a passionate account of a life lived to the full by a man driven by an intense love of the wild.

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Author:
John Varty
Publisher:
Random House Struik
Imprint:
Zebra
ISBN:
9781770221321
Audience:
General
Pages:
256
Width (mm):
150
Length (mm):
230
Weight (g):
420

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NINE LIVES

Poor start of the book, but once over the first chapter, the book became really enjoyable & I couldn't put it down. Well Done!!

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