Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Stories and Reflections by Not-So-Rugged Rangers
by David Hood
From the hair-raising to the hilarious, Whatever You Do, Don t Run reveals the reality of game ranging as experienced by four very human rangers. Crammed with facts on the African bush and its wildlife, the book also gives the wannabe ranger answers to guiding conundrums such as: - What to say when the crocodile-infested river you re driving through turns out to be just a...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published April 30th 2010 by Tafelberg
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Collection of humorous and touching stories about life as a guide in the African bush. The stories about the annoying tourists and the animal behavior were my favorite I cannot imagine visiting Africa for a tour, much less living on the edge of civilization, but the author makes life sound interesting and desirable. There were even a few photos in the book, of African wildlife encountered by the tourists and guides. Altogether, an innocuous little read.
David Hood grew up just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1977, he left high school to join the Canadian Navy. After serving four years on the HMCS Onondaga Submarine, he left the Navy and entered Mount Saint Vincent University, where he completed a BA in political science. Since then he has earned four additional degrees, including a doctoral degree in History from Carleton in 2008. Over the pa...moreMore about David Hood...