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At the Hand of Man: Peril and Hope for Africa's Wildlife
Defying conventional wisdom even as it makes an impassioned plea for moral common sense, this book by an award-winning journalist sheds a new light on the history and politics of the African conservation movement. The book will anger and inspire anyone who cares about African wildlife and the people whose future is intertwined with the fate of these animals.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 4th 1994 by Vintage
(first published April 19th 1993)
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The author kept the book factual, but was still able to move the reader greatly. Before reading this book, I didn't care that much about conservation. "Oh, yeah, save the elephants, sure," like most uninterested Americans. After reading this book, I have become truly passionate about African wildlife. I have a desire to visit Africa. I want to get to know the people, not just tourist my way through it. I want to support sustainable utilization. I want to help the African people as well as conser ...more
After graduating from Stanford Law School and serving in the U. S. Marine Corps (including a tour in Vietnam), Raymond Bonner practiced public interest law for several years before turning to journalism. He has been a foreign correspondent and investigative reporter for The New York Times, a staff writer at The New Yorker, and has written for The New York Review of Books. He has reported from more ...more