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Game Preserves in British East African1

Nature volume 82, pages 283284 (06 January 1910) | Download Citation



COLONEL PATTERSON is already well known to the British reading public by his remarkably interesting book on his destruction of the man-eating lions which infested the eastern section of the Uganda Railway during its construction and first years of activity. He returned to East Africa in 1907, but whether as a Government servant or as a private traveller is not clearly stated in the book under review (which it may at once be said is exceedingly interesting to a wide circle of readers—those who love thrilling adventures, those whose chief interest is in sport, and to students of the East African mammalia). Whether he was all the time or not on Government business, he had not been long back in East Africa before he was requested to undertake an important mission to the little-known north of the Protectorate across the Guaso Nyiro, there to report on the most suitable frontier to be fixed as the eastern limit of the great Northern Game Reserve.


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    "In the Grip of the Nyika: Further Adventures in British East Africa." By Lieut.-Col J. H. Patterson, D.S.O. Pp. xv+389. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1909.) Price 7s. 6d. net.

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