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By Rick Bass

“An notable exploration and meditation . . . [Bass] transports us alongside in this wonder-filled travel, packed with hardness and desire, into an otherworldly position that mirrors our own.” —National Geographic Traveler

Black rhinos should not really black. they're, in spite of the fact that, large animals with tiny eyes, toes the diameter of laundry baskets, and horns which are prized for either their aesthetic and medicinal features. until eventually lately, those creatures have been perched at the fringe of extinction, their numbers dwindling as they succumbed to poachers and the ravages of civil conflict. Now their numbers are emerging, because of a groundbreaking new conservation technique from the retailer the Rhino belief: ensure that rhinos are worthy extra alive than useless.

Rick Bass, who has lengthy worn the uneasy mantle of either activist and hunter, traveled to Namibia to locate black rhinos. the story of his trip presents a deeper figuring out of those awesome animals and of simply what should be performed to guard them.

“Bass offers a singularly considerate portrait of a different animal, and a meditation on mankind’s dating to either it and the wildlife as a whole.” —Minneapolis big name Tribune

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