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Evocative Africa: Ventures of Discovery

Art / Photobook
A striking collection of photos highlighting Africa's rich fauna, flora, landscapes, and culture

By: Gerald Cubitt and Benni Hotz

300 pages, colour photos throughout, colour maps

Clifton Publications

Hardback | Dec 2011 | #194932 | ISBN-13: 9780620501613
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £34.99 $46/€40 approx

About this book

This book is bursting with a multitude of images. The reader will be immersed in South Africa, will visit Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Kenya, Botswana, and Namibia. Just offshore, no lifetime's safari on the east coast of Africa can ignore Madagascar, perhaps the most compelling hotspot of biodiversity in the world.

The book is a visual journey, taking the reader through Gerald Cubitt's selection of the "unmissable" in sub-Saharan Africa. This extensive collection of images juxtaposes the scale and grandeur of the continent with an intimate attention to smaller, less obvious wonders. The informative commentary reveals the social, ecological, and geographic context of the images.

"Evocative Africa" is the culmination of many years photographing Africa, her people, her places, and her wildlife. It celebrates destinations we can all enjoy, showing them in a new light, giving us many moments of delight from places we already know to be astonishing.


Foreword and acknowledgements 4
Introduction 10
Map 13

1. The South-west Cape, Karoo, Garden Route, Eastern Cape & the Wild Coast 16
2. The Eastern Free State & KwaZulu-Natal 46
3. Northern Regions & the Kruger Park 68
4. Zimbabwe to Mozambique & Malawi 84
5. Magagascar 120
6. Northern Tanzania & Kenya 158
7. Botswana 194
8. Namibia 216
9. Kalahari & the Cape West Coast 266

Index 299

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Gerald Cubitt is a British born wildlife, natural history and travel photographer based in Cape Town, South Africa. His work over the years has been extensively used in diverse print media applications throughout the world. Published book titles include "Splendours of South Africa", the first photographic book published by Struik.

The success of that title led to a series of projects with Struik, including "South Africa", "South West and Islands of the Indian Ocean". More recent titles incorporating Gerald's photographs include "Scenic South Africa", "The Natural History of South Africa", "Journey Through South Africa", "Zimbabwe - The Beautiful Land", "This is Zimbabwe" and "This is Namibia".

Gerald's passion for wildlife and natural history has taken him and his wife Janet across the globe. In the end though, it is Africa that has given him the greatest opportunity and inspiration.

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