Death in the Dark Continent

Death in the Dark Continent Critically acclaimed as a master of adventure writing for Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places former professional hunter Peter Capstick takes us back to Africa to encounter the wor

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  • Title: Death in the Dark Continent
  • Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick
  • ISBN: 9781466803930
  • Page: 433
  • Format: ebook
  • Critically acclaimed as a master of adventure writing for Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places, former professional hunter Peter Capstick takes us back to Africa to encounter the world s most dangerous big game animals After consulting African game experts and recalling his own experiences and those of his colleagues, Capstick has written chilling, authoCritically acclaimed as a master of adventure writing for Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places, former professional hunter Peter Capstick takes us back to Africa to encounter the world s most dangerous big game animals After consulting African game experts and recalling his own experiences and those of his colleagues, Capstick has written chilling, authoritative accounts of hunting the five most dangerous killers on the African continent lion, leopard, elephant, Cape buffalo and rhinoceros.The classic big game animals are unmatched as a test of a hunter s skill and courage With a command of exciting prose, Capstick brings us along on the chase The warning snarl of a crouching lion, the swish of grass that reveals a leopard, the enraged scream of a wounded elephant, the cloud of dust that marks a herd of Cape buffalo, the earthshaking charge of a rhino are recreated in heart stopping, nerve racking detail In Death in the Dark Continent, Capstick brings to life all the suspense, fear and exhilaration of stalking ferocious killers under primitive, savage conditions, with the ever present threat of death.

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    1. What most people don't understand about big-game hunting in Africa is that the animals have a much better chance against the hunter than one might expect. The late Peter Hathaway Capstick was born in New Jersey but realized his boyhood dream of becoming a big-game hunter and safari guide in Africa. DEATH IN THE DARK CONTINENT explains why each big-game animal is dangerous and then goes on to recount stories about contests that the animals won or lost. Once you've read any of Capstick's books, yo [...]

    2. My uncle who is an avid outdoorsman and hunter turned me on to this author. The author tells stories about famous hunting stories in Africa, from men he knows or even himself. There are five chapters in the book, one for each animal being hunted; lions, buffalo, rhino, elephant and leopards. This is graphic, but one of the stories was a man with a musket and only five musket balls and he encountered a heard of six elephants. He killed five elephants in just one shot each, then retrieved the musk [...]

    3. Peter Capstick once again gives his readers what they want. This book is full of hair raising stories of hunters and the hunted.Read how Capstick's tracker is nearly gored by a rhino, actually holding onto the horn to save himself.See how a cape buffalo in a bad mood can turn a man into something even a big city coroner will never forget.Discover why smoking may be good for your health, if you track wounded leopards into the long grass at night.The BIG 5 are considered the most dangerous animals [...]

    4. Death In The Dark ContinentPeter Hathaway CapstickNonfictionAuthor Analysis: There is no main character so I will do an author analysis. The author in the book is a static person in the way he writes. He has strong beliefs on the way animals should be hunted and he rarely strays from those beliefs. As the story progresses he does not change his viewpoint on certain subjects. Capstick is also very articulate in his word choices. He uses many complex words. Capstick also uses many words from langu [...]

    5. Peter Capstick is a great writer and better yet he is writing from his own experience of hunting on the african continent.In this book he details the dangers of hunting the five big game: elephants, lions, rhinos, leopards, and cape buffalo. There are some absolutely fascinating tales in this book, very engrossing.

    6. All of Capstick's books are a thrill, and even if you aren't a hunter, you'll gain lots of insight into deadly animals, the lands they are from and the people in-and-around their habitats. The hunting is the way he chooses to convey the storyry thrilling stuff!

    7. I love this guys books. His writing style and detailed description of the experience that only a hunter will now is great. Fills me with an even greater respect for the animals that roam our great continent .

    8. Another great book by Capstick, although not as good as "Death in the Long Grass" and "Death in Silent Places." Capstick not only tells a great story, but his prose ain't bad either.

    9. A first-hand account of dealing with the most dangerous land animals of Africa, from a man who spent most of his life hunting them.

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