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Nine Lives. Memories of a maverick conservationist

Nine Lives. Memories of a maverick conservationist

Nine Lives: Memories of a maverick conservationist chronicles the adventures trials, mishaps and triumphs of John Varty's astonishing life, tracking his progression from hunter to film maker to environmentalist.
Varty, John
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Title: Nine Lives
Subtitle: Memories of a maverick conservationist
Author: John Varty
Publisher: Zebra Press
Cape Town, 2010
ISBN 978-1-77022-132-1
Softcover, 15x23 cm, 280 pages, several colour photos

 

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Nine Lives chronicles the adventures trials, mishaps and triumphs of John Varty's astonishing life, tracking his progression from hunter to film maker to environmentalist. It reveals the secrets behind his close relationships with individual big cats and describes the project in South Africa. It also invokes the terror of his narrow escapes from death, including charged and dangerous encounters with crocodiles and lions, and a near-fatal helicopter crash.

He writes about his interaction with well-known figures such as Tina Turner, Spike Milligan, Brooke Shields and Nelson Mandela, and his relationship with TV presenter Gillian van Houten. Replete with poachers and paparazzi, Peruvian drug-smugglers and With raw passion and vigour, John Varty has devoted, his life to the natural world and has succeeded in enhancing humankind's understanding of the complex ways of wild animals, electrifying and poignant, Nine Lives is a passionate account of a life lived to the full by a man driven by an intense love of the wild.


Content:

Acknowledgements
Foreword by Dave Varty
Foreword by Allan Taylor
Introduction by Gillian van Houten
The Hunter
The Professional Cricketer
Londolozi Is Born
The Good Companion
The Guests
The Tracker
The Cameraman
Gill and Shingalana
Eagle in the Sky
Living Dangerously
The Mother Leopard
Jamu, the Leopard Orchid
Manana
Half-Tail the Leopard
The Tigers
The Musician
Goddess Gaia
Filmography
Index


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