A Time with Leopards (With Author's Inscription)

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Author: Hancock, Dale
With Author's Inscription
Publisher: Black Eagle Publishing (2000)
ISBN-10: 0620246162
ISBN-13: 9780620246163
Condition: Very Good. Slight offsetting to the back of the DJ. Boards have a stain to the top back and front. Stain to the textblock's top-edge. Otherwise contents are bright, clean and tightly bound.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 132
Dimensions: 30 x 18.3 x 1.8 cm

Weight: 1.3 kg

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Lavishly illustrated with full-colour photographs by the author, and the staff of the world-famous Mala Mala Private Game Reserve. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed. Very good condition. "No-one who has watched a leopard in the wild could fail to be moved by this sleek, dappled predator - undeniably the 'ultimate cat'. Dale Hancock, who together with fellow film maker Kim Wolhuter was responsible for the award-winning wildlife film Beauty and the Beasts, spent nearly two years 'living' with the leopards of Mala Mala Private Game Reserve.

After many disappointments, the perseverance of Dale and Kim paid off, and they won the acceptance of a female and her offspring. They followed her through the seasons, witnessing and recording her trials and tribulations in courtship, the birth and raising of her cubs, her relationships and encounters with other leopards, and the struggle to live among more powerful predators such as lions and hyenas. This is the story of that time spent alongside a leopard family. Intensely personal, sometimes comic, sometimes poignant and sad, it captures the drama of wild Africa, and the magnificence of the leopard, the epitome of feline grace and power




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