THE SHOALS OF CAPRICORN by F. D. Ommanney

THE SHOALS OF CAPRICORN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An expedition to the Sechelles Islands on behalf of the British government to explore the possibilities of quantity commercial fisheries in the Indian Ocean. As zoologist and adventurer, the author describes the creatures of the deeps,- the muets, sharks, turtles; the abundance of the land,-cocoanut palm and breadfruit tree. But to a greater extent, the author concentrates on the life of the islands, the Mauritius and Sechelles, in interesting commentary on compounded yet separated racial and national groups, the lives of rich and poor, and chronologically the history of the colonies. He pictures the island natives, in sharp contrast with the Europeans, with customs that caused him wonder and discomfort. Here is a look at seldom reviewed areas of the world, given distinct flavor by the personality of the writer. Not another Carson nor Heyerdahl- but hits at the fringe of that market.

Pub Date: Aug. 7th, 1952
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace