AFRICA IS ADVENTURE by Attilio Gatti

AFRICA IS ADVENTURE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As the author of this account of African game hunting by camera has spent 39 years in this pursuit and has published 18 books (Saranga, Killers All!, etc.) and innumerable articles about his experiences, it is not surprising that this volume tastes slightly of ""the mixture as before""; it is, however, an excellent mixture. Writing of his most recent photographic safari, undertaken for various advertisers, TV programs and Life, the author describes the problems of assembling and transporting the army of men and the masses of equipment needed and the discomforts and dangers of photographing wild animals. He writes of native tribes and insects and the large animals:- lions (he once sat for hours in a car that wouldn't start with a gun without cartridges while two huge lions climbed over the hood and canvas top); gazelles and zebras; giraffesl hippos, some mild, some murderous; charging rhinos, and other animals. Tautly written, highly readable, this book by an expert in his field should appeal to armchair and professional explorers, hunters and camera fiends, those who like to lose the world in a well-written tale of true modern adventure.

Pub Date: Dec. 7th, 1959
Publisher: Messner