'Chronicles the destruction of wildlife; vintage photos and drawings from the heydey of big game hunting, plus disturbing pictures documenting the mass starvation of Tsavo's elephants in the drought of 1971-71. Grisly, yet fascinating.'
Book ID 21
Beard, Peter The End of the Game, 1988
Page Number: Rear sleeve notes
Extract Date: 1988
Peter Beard began work on The End of the Game in 1955. Originally published in 1965, it is a landmark book about Africa. Shortly after settling in Africa in 1961, he began work on Longing for Darkness, a tribute to the life of Karen Blixen in Kenya. In 1964 and 1965, he worked in Tsavo National Park during the first years of the elephant habitat crisis, and then in 1966 in the Murchison Falls, Uganda, studying elephant and hippo population dynamics. Beard's work on the crocodile population of Lake Rudolf for the Kenya Game Department from 1966 to 1968 resulted in the best-selling Eyelids of the Morning: The Mingled Destinies of Crocodiles and Men. Peter Beard's African Journey is his most recent work.