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By John Frederick Walker

ISBN-10: 0802194427

ISBN-13: 9780802194428

In a definite Curve of Horn, veteran journalist John Frederick Walker tells the tale of 1 of the main respected and endangered of the regal beasts of Africa: the large sable antelope of Angola, an imposing, coal-black quadruped with breathtaking curved horns over 5 toes lengthy. it really is a charming and tragic story of exploration and event, politics and conflict, the brutal realities of existence in Africa this day and the sour offerings of conflicting conservation strategies.

A convinced Curve of Horn lines the sable's emergence as a hugely sought-after traditional historical past prize ahead of the 1st international warfare, and follows its fight to outlive in a struggle region fought over by way of the troops of part a dozen international locations, and its transformation right into a political image and conservation icon. As he follows the path of this mysterious animal, Walker interweaves the tales of the adventurers, scientists, and warriors who've come below the thrall of the beast, and the way their activities may form the destiny of the large sable antelope and the background of the war-torn kingdom that's its merely domestic.

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