Wildflower

Wildflower

An Extraordinary Life and Untimely Death in Africa

Book - 2009
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Vanity Fair" contributing editor Seal tells the mesmerizing story of the captivating life and shocking death of world-renowned naturalist Joan Root.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781400067367
1400067367
Characteristics: xviii, 232 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm

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kfeenstra
Mar 14, 2012

Beautiful book, well written, and not full of glamorizations or extravagances. Got it to read to one of my support care clients, but the book was too full of snake attacks, near-death experiences, and soul-wrenchings. Finished it for myself, and loved it. Very powerful and convicting; third world problems and the conundrums thereof are aptly described.

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puglove
Mar 25, 2011

A tragic terrific story that they need to make a movie of.

MaryBee Aug 28, 2009

Fascinating story or a little-know film-maker.

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Mar 14, 2012

kfeenstra thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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notTom Dec 16, 2010

Wildflower tells the story of Joan Root and her lifelong love of Africa. Born in Kenya to British parents, she produced award-nominated nature films with her husband Alan, whom she loved passionately in a marraige that would end in harsh betrayal. A brave and remarkable woman, Joan Root’s life of adventure and scientific discovery would end tragically in 2006 as she sought to defend what mattered to her the most, African wildlife.

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