In this most exquisitely designed book, rich with photographs and story, the authors explore the Limpopo Riverâ€™s history, its ancient past, wildlife, landscapes, early kingdoms and their people, warfare, trade, slaves, 19th-century hunting, travel and adventures and the conservation efforts of four national parks of which the renowned Kruger National Park is one.
The book (and the river) encompasses two world heritage sites, two Transfrontier conservation areas, private game reserves, some of the richest rock art sites in southern Africa with the riverâ€™s â€˜sourceâ€™ centred at the site of the worldâ€™s richest gold deposits ever discovered, Johannesburg.
This publication comes at a critical time with the growing concern for the countryâ€™s water resources, threats to our rivers, wetlands and catchment areas, loss of municipal water through aging infrastructure and contamination through sewage outflow. Add climate change to the mix and the prospects grow dimmer.
River of Gold reveals the magnificence of one of our prime rivers and draws attention to its unique biodiversity and history and reveals information previously unknown. It will also place emphasis on rivers and wetlands and the vital need to conserve them, not just for South Africaâ€™s sake but also for that of neighbouring countries who share this river and its far flung tributaries.
Dimensions : 255x190mm
Format : Paperback
Age Group : ADULT
Page Numbers : 224