Whatever You Do, Don't Run

Whatever You Do, Don't Run

  • Author : Peter Allison
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 272
  • ISBN-10 : 1493010999
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A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” With a new introduction and new material from the author In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide’s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world’s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions. No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more “fashionable” hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent’s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison’s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. The author’s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive—unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way! New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia. His safaris have been featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco.

Beyond Civilization

Beyond Civilization [Daniel Quinn]

  • Author : Daniel Quinn
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Social Science
  • Total Pages : 208
  • ISBN-10 : 0307554643
In Beyond Civilization, Daniel Quinn thinks the unthinkable. We all know there's no one right way to build a bicycle, no one right way to design an automob … GET BOOK
The Mottled Lizard

The Mottled Lizard [Elspeth Huxley]

  • Author : Elspeth Huxley
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Total Pages : 336
  • ISBN-10 : 1446475794
In this sequel to The Flame of Thika, Elspeth Huxley takes up her story after the family returns to Kenya after the First World War. Her family and friends … GET BOOK
Fundamentals of Five-String Banjo

Fundamentals of Five-String Banjo [ROSS NICKERSON]

  • Author : ROSS NICKERSON
  • Publisher : Mel Bay Publications
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Music
  • Total Pages : 52
  • ISBN-10 : 1619115387
Ross Nickerson's Fundamentals of Five String Banjo Book, audio and video will help you get started with solid correct bluegrass banjo technique. Everything … GET BOOK
Gray Malin

Gray Malin [Gray Malin]

  • Author : Gray Malin
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Photography
  • Total Pages : 352
  • ISBN-10 : 1647001714
A colorful journey through the first decade of Gray Malin’s vibrant photography career Gray Malin: The Essential Collection celebrates the first decade o … GET BOOK
The Elephant Whisperer

The Elephant Whisperer [Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence]

  • Author : Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Nature
  • Total Pages : 384
  • ISBN-10 : 142998645X
When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his c … GET BOOK
Lonely Planet Africa

Lonely Planet Africa [Lonely Planet,Anthony Ham,Brett Atkinson,James Bainbridge,Stuart Butler,Jean-Bernard Carillet,Paul Clammer,Lucy Corne,Emilie Filou,Mary Fitzpatrick,Michael Grosberg,Trent Holden,Jessica Lee,Nana Luckham,Vesna Maric,Tom Masters,Virginia Maxwell,Helen Ranger,Brendan Sainsbury,Caroline Sieg,Helena Smith,Regis St Louis,Paul Stiles,Stephen Lioy,Lorna Parkes]

  • Author : Lonely Planet,Anthony Ham,Brett Atkinson,James Bainbridge,Stuart Butler,Jean-Bernard Carillet,Paul Clammer,Lucy Corne,Emilie Filou,Mary Fitzpatrick,Michael Grosberg,Trent Holden,Jessica Lee,Nana Luckham,Vesna Maric,Tom Masters,Virginia Maxwell,Helen Ranger,Brendan Sainsbury,Caroline Sieg,Helena Smith,Regis St Louis,Paul Stiles,Stephen Lioy,Lorna Parkes
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 2192
  • ISBN-10 : 178701147X
Drink your way around whitewashed Cape Dutch architecture and the endlessly photogenic hills and vines of South Africa's Winelands; or discover the wildlif … GET BOOK
Lonely Planet Southern Africa

Lonely Planet Southern Africa [Lonely Planet,James Bainbridge,Lucy Corne,Mary Fitzpatrick,Anthony Ham,Trent Holden,Brendan Sainsbury]

  • Author : Lonely Planet,James Bainbridge,Lucy Corne,Mary Fitzpatrick,Anthony Ham,Trent Holden,Brendan Sainsbury
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 736
  • ISBN-10 : 1787012409
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Southern Africa is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to … GET BOOK
Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia

Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia [Lonely Planet,Anthony Ham,Trent Holden]

  • Author : Lonely Planet,Anthony Ham,Trent Holden
  • Publisher : Lonely Planet
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 1787011631
Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Botswana & Namibia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what … GET BOOK
Fodor's the Complete Guide to African Safaris

Fodor's the Complete Guide to African Safaris [Fodor's Travel Guides]

  • Author : Fodor's Travel Guides
  • Publisher : Fodor\'s Travel
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : 592
  • ISBN-10 : 1640970290
For a limited time, receive a free Fodor's Guide to Safe and Healthy Travel e-book with the purchase of this guidebook! Go to fodors.com for details. Writt … GET BOOK
The Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa

The Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa [Rough Guides]

  • Author : Rough Guides
  • Publisher : Apa Publications (UK) Limited
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Travel
  • Total Pages : N.A
  • ISBN-10 : 1789195519
The Rough Guide to Game Parks of South Africa Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. World-renowned 'tell it like it is' trav … GET BOOK
International Cases in Tourism Management

International Cases in Tourism Management [Susan Horner,John Swarbrooke]

  • Author : Susan Horner,John Swarbrooke
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-12-04
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Total Pages : 416
  • ISBN-10 : 1136394370
International Cases in Tourism Management includes: * Profiles of individual companies * Case studies on destination management and marketing * Material on … GET BOOK