Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales Of A Botswana Safari Guide

Valutazione media 3,92
( su 6.342 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780762796472: Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales Of A Botswana Safari Guide

A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” With a new introduction and new material from the author

In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide’s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world’s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions.
No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more “fashionable” hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent’s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison’s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself.
The author’s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive—unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way!

New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia. His safaris have been featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco.


Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

From the Back Cover:

Welcome to the African bush, where the animals are fierce, the tourists can be wild, and only the food runs! Whatever You Do, Don’t Run is a hilarious collection of true tales from top ­safari guide Peter Allison. In a place where the wrong behavior could get you eaten, Allison has survived face-to-face encounters with big cats, angry ­elephants, and the world’s most unpredictable animals—herds of untamed tourists and foolhardy guides whose outrageous antics sometimes make them even more dangerous than a pride of hungry lions!
Join Allison as he faces down charging lions—twice; searches for a drunk, half-naked tourist who happens to be a member of the British royal family; drives a Land Rover full of tourists into a lagoon full of hippos; and adopts the most ­vicious animal in Africa as his “pet.” Full of lively humor and a genuine love and respect for Botswana and its rich wildlife, Whatever You Do, Don’t Run takes you to where the wild things are and introduces you to a place where every day is a new adventure!

With a new introduction and new material from the author

New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. 

About the Author:

Peter Allison is a safari guide who has spent much of the last twelve years leading wildlife-viewing and ecotourism trips in Africa, mostly Botswana. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, he has a self-deprecating sense of humor that makes him an ideal narrator for a book about the challenges and elusive joys of dealing with tourists in the African bush.

His love of animals led him to train as a safari guide in the early 1990s, and soon thereafter he was hired by southern Africa's largest operator to train all of their safari experts. Safaris he has led have been featured in magazines such as Vogue and Conde Nast Traveler (which described him as "silver tongued"). He has assisted National Geographic photographers and appeared on television shows such as Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures. For most of his safari career he has been based at a camp in Botswana called Mombo, which is situated on an oasis in the middle of the Kalahari Desert. Hunters and poachers cannot venture on the island, and tourism is limited to the small camp.

Despite having lived in a tent for more than a decade, Peter is a confident public speaker. In Sydney he presents seminars to the business community on animal behavior and its relation to competitive human behavior and power games.

Peter is also active with the Athena Foundation, a nonprofit conservation group. He is on the board of the Athena Foundation’s youth program, whose mission is to inspire young people to develop their interest in conservation. He currently divides his time between Australia, California, and Botswana. The local Batswana dubbed him “The Sexually Frustrated Elephant.” The origin of this epithet is explained in the book.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Peter Allison
Editore: ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0762796472 ISBN 13: 9780762796472
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: only food runs! With a new introduction and new material from the authorIn the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions.No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more fashionable hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. The author s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive-unfortunately it doesn t always work out that way!New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia.His safaris have been featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna s Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780762796472

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,84
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Peter Allison
Editore: ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0762796472 ISBN 13: 9780762796472
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English . Brand New Book. A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: only food runs! With a new introduction and new material from the authorIn the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions.No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more fashionable hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. The author s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive-unfortunately it doesn t always work out that way!New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia.His safaris have been featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna s Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco. Codice libro della libreria AAU9780762796472

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,15
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Peter Allison
Editore: ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States (2014)
ISBN 10: 0762796472 ISBN 13: 9780762796472
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Da
Book Depository hard to find
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro ROWMAN LITTLEFIELD, United States, 2014. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2nd ed.. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: only food runs! With a new introduction and new material from the authorIn the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions.No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more fashionable hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. The author s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive-unfortunately it doesn t always work out that way!New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia.His safaris have been featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna s Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco. Codice libro della libreria BTE9780762796472

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,66
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Peter Allison
ISBN 10: 0762796472 ISBN 13: 9780762796472
Nuovi Quantità: 1
Da
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Codice libro della libreria 97807627964720000000

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,08
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Allison, Peter
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield (2014)
ISBN 10: 0762796472 ISBN 13: 9780762796472
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 4
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Rowman & Littlefield, 2014. Condizione libro: New. A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: "only food runs!" With a new introduction and new material from the author Num Pages: 272 pages, black & white illustrations, maps, colour plates. BIC Classification: 1HFMB; WTH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 142 x 204 x 20. Weight in Grams: 320. . 2014. Exp New. Paperback. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780762796472

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 15,26
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Irlanda a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Peter Allison
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN 10: 0762796472 ISBN 13: 9780762796472
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 2
Da
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Rowman & Littlefield. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Whatever You Do, Don't Run: True Tales of a Botswana Safari Guide, Peter Allison, A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: "only food runs!" With a new introduction and new material from the authorIn the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide's-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world's fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions. No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more "fashionable" hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent's most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison's being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. The author's humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive-unfortunately it doesn't always work out that way!New story: People often ask safari guides about the experience that frightened them the most. In this story Peter Allison tells of the time he became aware of unseen danger, and knew that somewhere within meters of him was a hunting lioness. Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia. His safaris have been featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco. Codice libro della libreria B9780762796472

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 8,75
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,63
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Allison, Peter
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN 10: 0762796472 ISBN 13: 9780762796472
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 4
Da
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Rowman & Littlefield. Condizione libro: New. A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: "only food runs!" With a new introduction and new material from the author Num Pages: 272 pages, black & white illustrations, maps, colour plates. BIC Classification: 1HFMB; WTH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 142 x 204 x 20. Weight in Grams: 320. . 2014. Exp New. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780762796472

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 15,53
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: U.S.A. a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Peter Allison
Editore: Lyons Press 2014-06-03, Guilford, Connecticut (2014)
ISBN 10: 0762796472 ISBN 13: 9780762796472
Nuovi paperback Quantità: 5
Da
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Lyons Press 2014-06-03, Guilford, Connecticut, 2014. paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria 9780762796472

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,46
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,46
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Peter Allison
Editore: The Lyons Press (2014)
ISBN 10: 0762796472 ISBN 13: 9780762796472
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 6
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro The Lyons Press, 2014. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780762796472_rkm

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,43
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,91
Da: Regno Unito a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Peter Allison
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield Publ (2014)
ISBN 10: 0762796472 ISBN 13: 9780762796472
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Rowman & Littlefield Publ, 2014. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria EH9780762796472

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 12,45
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 6,99
Da: Germania a: Italia
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro