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Cathedral Of The Wild - An African Journey Home (Hardcover) Loot Price: R489
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Cathedral Of The Wild - An African Journey Home (Hardcover)

Boyd Varty

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Boyd Varty had an unconventional upbringing. He grew up on Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa, a place where man and nature strive for balance, where perils exist alongside wonders. Founded more than eighty years ago as a hunting ground, Londolozi was transformed into a nature reserve beginning in 1973 by Varty's father and uncle, visionaries of the restoration movement. But it wasn't just a sanctuary for the animals; it was also a place for ravaged land to flourish again and for the human spirit to be restored. When Nelson Mandela was released after twenty-seven years of imprisonment, he came to the reserve to recover.

Cathedral of the Wild is Varty's memoir of his life in this exquisite and vast refuge. At Londolozi, Varty gained the confidence that emerges from living in Africa. "We came out strong and largely unafraid of life," he writes, "with the full knowledge of its dangers." It was there that young Boyd and his equally adventurous sister learned to track animals, raised leopard and lion cubs, followed their larger-than-life uncle on his many adventures filming wildlife, and became one with the land. Varty survived a harrowing black mamba encounter, a debilitating bout with malaria, even a vicious crocodile attack, but his biggest challenge was a personal crisis of purpose. An intense spiritual quest takes him across the globe and back again--to reconnect with nature and "rediscover the track."

Cathedral of the Wild is a story of transformation that inspires a great appreciation for the beauty and order of the natural world. With conviction, hope, and humor, Varty makes a passionate claim for the power of the wild to restore the human spirit.


Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2014
First published: March 2014
Authors: Boyd Varty
Dimensions: 242 x 162 x 24mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Paper over boards / With dust jacket
Pages: 281
ISBN-13: 978-1-4000-6985-9
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Biography & autobiography > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Natural history, country life & pets > Zoos & wildlife parks
Books > Biography > General
Books > Local Author Showcase > Biography
LSN: 1-4000-6985-8
Barcode: 9781400069859

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