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Lost City of the Kalahari
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Publisher Univ of Natal Pr
Publication date July 1, 2005
Pages 60
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781869140663
ISBN-10 1869140664
Dimensions 0.50 by 6.25 by 9 in.
Weight 0.65 lbs.
Original list price $39.95
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: In 1956, seven amateur adventurers set off from Natal (South Africa) in a decrepit five-ton truck named "Kalahari Polka," on "the craziest expedition ever to enter the unknown." The goal was to make archaeological history by locating a mythical Lost City in a remote range of mountains deep in the Kalahari Desert. Included in the party was Alan Paton, acclaimed author of Cry, the Beloved Country, chairman of the newly-formed South African Liberal Party, and a leading political voice of his time. Lost City of the Kalahari is Paton's hitherto unpublished account of the odd adventure. Recounted with dry, self-deprecating wit and supplemented by hand-drawn maps, provisions lists, photographs, 8mm film stills, and other fascinating memorabilia from the period, this entertaining travelogue brings to life the quirky cast of characters, rough discomforts of the journey, tedium of unvarying landscape, vast desert vistas, and encounters with wild Bushmen and other Kalahari people. And through it all, emerges Paton's own deep love for the austere landscape that "one can never have too much of because it is like breathing."

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9781869140663 | details & prices | 60 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $39.95
About: In 1956, seven amateur adventurers set off from Natal (South Africa) in a decrepit five-ton truck named "Kalahari Polka," on "the craziest expedition ever to enter the unknown.

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