No Room In The Ark - Alan MooreheadThe Reprint Societ, 1960, Hardback.
CLEARANCE OFFER - EXPIRES: 13 November 2009 Alan Moorehead has painted a picture of the African Continent so intricate and so vivid that you feel you are sharing his experiences with him. He takes us on a prolonged tour, but a tour conducted by a master showman who can direct out attention, not only to the expected tourist 'sights', but can make the whole thing live twice as vividly by focusing our attention on the minutiae of the scene. Mercifully, we get no preaching in this book. Mr. Moorehead merely notes and describes, and leaves the verdict to the reader. So many people have for so long been crying out, it seemed in vain, against the destruction of wild life. Now, with this book, a powerful ally joins their ranks, for Moorehead does not merely deplore the destruction and leave it at that. On the one hand he sickens you with details of the amount of game slaughtered for tsetse control, and then with a brief and lovely description makes you realise the importance of saving the remnants while there is still time, if only for the selfish reason that you may one day be able to go and see for yourself.