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Ghosts of Tsavo : stalking the mystery lions of East Africa

Author: Philip Caputo
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Adventure Press, National Geographic, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The author describes his experiences during an expedition to East Africa to uncover the secrets of a near-mythical breed of man-eating lions, as they attempt to prove that these unique, maneless lions are direct descendants of their prehistoric ancestors.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Caputo, Philip.
Ghosts of Tsavo.
Washington, D.C. : Adventure Press/National Geographic Society, [2002]
(OCoLC)496806093
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Caputo
ISBN: 0792263626 9780792263623
OCLC Number: 49249182
Notes: The Field Museum Library notes:
Marie-Louise Rosenthal Book Fund 39606-1(2002).
Acc. no.: 243820
Description: 275 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
Contents: The man-eater of Mfuwe --
Legends --
A trip to the museum --
Chasing the chimera --
Why the man-eaters did what they did.
Responsibility: Philip Caputo.
Local System Bib Number:
243820

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From the bestselling Pulitzer Prize winner and National Book Award finalist, Phil Caputo, a riveting adventure travel narrative that tracks two scientists attempting to unlock the secrets of a unique  Read more...
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"A sprightly and informative travel adventure." "Caputo gives us Africa in all of its parched and scrubby beauty, a land raw and primitive, inhabited by jakals and hyenas, acacia trees and watering Read more...

 
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