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#1 Julian

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 09:46 PM

Apologies if this info has already been posted elsewhere.

 

There is a new large hardback book on the Selous ( full of photos of the wildlife) due to be published in a week or so, called 'The

Selous in Africa'

 

It has five authors including Rob Ross ( who has spent the last four years taking  the photos) and Rolf Bardus. 

 

This is a must-have book for me as I will be visiting the Selous for the first time in September, and I do like the good quality 'coffee-table' photo books of the major African reserves/parks.

 

Amazon have it listed.

 

(I've tried to post a URL link but no matter what I do I can't seem to post a URL link on posts on this forum - the link icon brings up the box but then nothing else after that seems to work ???)


Edited by Julian, 03 August 2015 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 12:51 AM

@Julian

 

http://www.amazon.co...elous in africa

 

This looks like the book in question. Looks nice!



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 03:46 AM

@Julian

Thank you for the "heads up." And thanks for the link, @Marks.

Looks like it will be released October 31. I've got it bookmarked. (I've just been commiserating this evening with other STers about a trip to Tanzania and where to go there. Maybe this is a message....)

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Posted 04 August 2015 - 10:52 AM

@Julian
 
http://www.amazon.co...elous in africa
 
This looks like the book in question. Looks nice!



Thanks for posting the link Marks.
I note that on the USA Amazon it has the release date as 31st October, but the UK Amazon has the date as 26th August..

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Posted 27 December 2015 - 08:17 PM

I received this book as a Christmas present and on browsing through it on Christmas day I have to say it is definitely one of the best photographic wildlife books I have ever seen.
Having visited the Selous back in September I thought I had taken some really good photos, until I opened this book. Many of the photos in this book are truly wonderful and outstanding, including some fantastic panoramic landcapes.
I would rate this as at least equal to Kunkel's Ngorongoro and Lanting's Okavango-Africas last eden. It is a very heavy large book - and really worth owning.

Edited by Julian, 27 December 2015 - 08:44 PM.

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Posted 28 December 2015 - 01:06 PM

@Julian

 

I agree.  I think it's an excellent book.


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Posted 28 December 2015 - 01:54 PM

I've gotten this book as well, and fully concur. It's a beautiful book and well worth having on your bookshelf -- or coffee table.
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Posted 12 January 2016 - 06:33 AM

Thanks for the reviews , I was thinking of getting one  but not immediately.

 

overnight  the price at book depository decreased $10 making it  60 cents above the cheapest amazon marketplace dealer. so I have ordered it from book depository as the delivery is very quick and never charged for.

 

The Amazon free delivery is only for USA addresses , delivery for this item was going to be USD 25

 

I have a copy of R Kunkel's original edition elephant book, the second edition was reprinted twice at a much reduced size with different photos  and confusing people that they did not already have the book


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Posted 01 February 2016 - 05:34 PM

look like a wonderfull book !



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Posted 04 February 2016 - 05:06 AM

The book is wonderful, but there are a few photos with the background blured  and some birds  printed so the head does not show


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