Memories of a Scientist. The Carp Expedition to the Save River in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

The memories of Swiss scientist William Büttiker-Otto: The Carp Expedition to the Save River in Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Büttiker-Otto, William
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Title: Memories of a Scientist
Subtitle: The Carp Expedition to the Save River in Zimbabwe and Mozambique
Author: William Büttiker-Otto
Publisher: Basler Afrika Bibliographien
Basel, Switzerland 2008
ISBN 9783905758085 / ISBN 978-3-905758-08-5
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 70 pages, some photos and illustrations
Including a DVD-Video featuring historic 8mm film, running time 42 min

About: Memories of a Scientist. The Carp Expedition to the Save River in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

In this memoir, Swiss natural scientist and parasitologist William Büttiker-Otto (1922-2009) looked back at his first expedition to a remote corner of south-eastern Zimbabwe and the adjacent area in Mozambique. In 1950 he participated in one of the so-called Carp scientific expeditions that surveyed plant and animal life for museums and botanical gardens in various southern African colonies, and also documented aspects of rural African life such as food production and local handcrafts. Memories of a Scientist: The Carp Expedition to the Save River in Zimbabwe and Mozambique brings together William Büttiker-Otto’s recollections and a selection of his materials, including photographs and a historic DVD film of the expedition. His reminiscences are complemented by those of his wife Sonya Büttiker-Otto on family life as Swiss emigrants in Harare between 1949 and 1952. From 1949, William Büttiker-Otto worked as a research biologist in various African countries before becoming head of research for an agrochemical company in Basel. He was the founding editor of Fauna of (Saudi) Arabia. He and his wife lived in Magden, Switzerland.

Contents: Memories of a Scientist. The Carp Expedition to the Save River in Zimbabwe and Mozambique

Foreword
Salisbury
Preparations
The expedition members
Route of the expedition
Camp life
Visitors
Talking locally, talking in Fanagalo
Local life
Fishing, hunting and gathering
Agriculture
Transport
Collections and observations
Zoology
Botany
Photographic and film documentation
The expedition artist
Emigrating to Southern Rhodesia (Sonya Büttiker-Otto)
Life at Noah's Ark
A small bush clinic
Film Commentary
Section A
Section B
Section C
Acknowledgements
Bibliography
Abbreviations
Old and new geographical names
List of Illustrations
Illustrations