Wildlands: Adventures in some of the most extraordinary places on earth
By James Frankham
New Zealander James Frankham is an award-winning film-maker whose travels aboard the expedition vessel Starship in recent years have taken him to some of the most geographically remote and culturally diverse countries on earth. Wildlands is a highly readable account of Frankham's travels, distilled down to his experiences in a dozen ecologically significant locations and their inhabitants, including a close encounter with the lions of the Okavango, getting arrested aboard a Tanzanian warship and journeying through the world's driest desert to find the ancient Himba people. From the tiny mantis shrimp with pincers that punch to the mighty Komodo dragon, Wildlands is teeming with stories about people and places that will involve readers from the very first page.
Paperback, very good condition, 2003, 255pages