Wild Karoo

Wild Karoo: A journey through history, change and revival in an ancient land.
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Title: Wild Karoo
Subtitle: A journey through history, change and revival in an ancient land
Author: Mitch Reardon
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Imprint: Struik Nature
Cape Town, South Africa 2018
ISBN 9781775843252 / ISBN 978-1-77-584325-2
Softcover, 18 x 23 cm, 224 pages, throughout colour photographs

About: Wild Karoo

After centuries of relative isolation, the Karoo, South Africa’s parched heartland, was once viewed as a harsh and desolate place of limited attraction. Nevertheless, the Karoo is rapidly gaining popularity with visitors who now make the Karoo their destination, keen to partake of its legendary charm, its extraordinary flora and the resurgence of wildlife that once again populates its plains. Wild Karoo documents Mitch Reardon’s 4,000-kilometre journey of discovery through the region. The book focuses on local nature conservation in all its facets, the game, birds, reptiles and invertebrates, the unique, arid-adapted flora, the landscape and geology, the history and lifestyle of the people, plans to combine public and private protected land to create wildlife corridors between isolated parks, re-establishing old migration routes and so reversing some of the effects of human settlement. Mitch Reardon’s book is beautifully written, and illustrated with evocative photographs.

Content: Wild Karoo

Southern beginnings
The Langeberg and Little Karoo
Karoo National Park
The plight of the springbok
From Tankwa Karoo to the Cederberg
The Great River
In search of elusive beasts
The mountains and plains of Camdeboo
Mountain Zebra National Park

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