Circling the Great Karoo (Signed by author)

R 185.00  

Subtitle: A Back-roads Journey Through History on an Old Scrambler
Author: Nicholas Yell
Publisher: Springbok Press (2010)
ISBN-10: 0620453516
ISBN-13: 9780620453516
Condition: Very Good. The cover has some minor wear to the edges . Internally clean and still tightly bound.
Binding: Softcover
Pages: 316
Dimensions: 20.8 x 14.9 x 1.9 cm

Weight: 0.4 kg
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There is a sense of great exhilaration when you set off on a long motorbike journey - alone. Especially when it entails riding the Great Karoo's minor dirt roads, seldom visited by anybody other than the diehards who farm there, and who manage to coexist with one of the harshest environments and climates on the planet.

But this is not just any journey through the Karoo, it is a journey that also delves into both its recent and ancient evolutionary past. The result: a historical treasure-trove filled stories about South Africa's earliest and more recent inhabitants; Europeans explorers and outlaws' trails; accounts of the Anglo-Boer War battles that pop up along the way and revelations about the mammal-like reptiles and first true dinosaur fossils that are uncovered during the journey.

For the writer, motorbike travel is his muse, his solace and his teacher. It allows his soul often to ride pillion - exalting in the sheer wonderment of being allowed its own time and space to revel in.

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