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Book Title: Don't Look Behind You! A Safari Guide's Encounters with Ravenous Lions, Stampeding Elephants, and Lovesick Rhinos|
The size of the: 383 KB
Edition: Lyons Press
Date of issue: September 1st 2009
ISBN 13: 9781599214696
The author of the book: Peter Allison
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:I liked this author's first book a little better simply because there was a stronger focus on animals. This second book is very good, but there are a lot more stories about mechanical things (land mines, automobiles) and situations involving other humans (tourists, local authorities). There are also good animal stories, just not as many. Still an interesting and amusing book. You get to learn a little bit about a whole lot of different things in Africa: the culture, people, language, politics, and landscape.
I get a kick out of the way Peter Allison always portrays himself as a bumbling, uncoordinated, talentless dork. Much of this is for effect, but when you read about the scrapes he gets into, you know it's at least partially true that he's a bit hapless.
There are 24 short pieces, taking place in South Africa, Botswana, Mozambique, and Namibia.
1) "Two Mpondo"
Hahahahahahaha! A male rhino trying to get amorous with a Land Rover!
A hilarious encounter between an elephant and a baboon.
3)"The Wrong Elephant"
An elephant chases a small boat full of tourists down a river. Scary!
I also learned from this one that an elephant poops up to 400 pounds of material per day!
Read information about the authorPeter Allison is an Australian writer whose books have focused on his time as an African safari guide, as well as his time in South America. He grew up in Sydney but at the age of 16 won a scholarship for study in Japan. At 19 he travelled to Africa and became a guide for the Classic Safari Company.
He currently lives in Cape Town with his wife Pru, and their pet dog Mombo, where he works for Wilderness Safaris.
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