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This is an auction for THE LOST WORLD OF THE KALAHARI by Laurens Van der Post.

"An account of the author’s gruelling but ultimately successful journey in 1957, through Africa’s remote Kalahari Desert, in search of the legendary Bushmen."

"An outstanding book. I rank Laurens van der Post with the best writers of English. This book confirms my constant admiration and the nobility of his mind."
- Sunday Times (UK)

"I hope all those who are appalled by the destruction of Hiroshima will read this book-for a greater understanding of what man is capable of doing to his fellows in time of war."
- Daily Telegraph (UK)

"No one can write more feelingly of Africa: an experience not to be missed."
- Evening Standard (UK)

Amazon.com reviews:

"FIVE STARS!!! This was a wonderful book, and extremely moving. The only way you could get a better idea of life in the Kalahari is by going there yourself; he describes, in beautiful, vivid language, the plant and animal life of the desert, the variety of cultures, and the consequences of the European settlement. The book unravels like a mystery, with the mysterious Bushman always lingering just out of reach, a figure between reality and legend."

"*FIVE STARS!!!! An friend of mine met Laurens Van der Post in Australia and described him as "a wonderful man." A large part of the joy of reading "Kalahari," his best-known book, comes from the experience of his transparent honesty and honest heart. His writing style is as wonderful as the man was - unpretentious, without "side," and ever positive and life-affirming. Van der Post did a fine service in revealing how trivial and unconnected our modern traits of cynicism and meaninglessness appear before the Bushmen's selfless creed. One of the great books."

Hardback 1958.

256 pages.

Good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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