- Title: Unspotted: One Man's Obsessive Search for Africa's Most Elusive Leopard
- Author: Justin Fox
- ISBN: 9780990744535
- Page: 248
- Format: ebook
People have driven Cape Leopards to the brink of extinction Can we bring them back The majestic Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape region of South Africa are home to the elusive Cape Mountain Leopard But for how long The population has been decimated over centuries by human enemies and the survival of these glorious and mysterious cats is in jeopardy Thanks to zooPeople have driven Cape Leopards to the brink of extinction Can we bring them back The majestic Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape region of South Africa are home to the elusive Cape Mountain Leopard But for how long The population has been decimated over centuries by human enemies and the survival of these glorious and mysterious cats is in jeopardy Thanks to zoologist Quinton Martins and his Cape Leopard Trust, there may just be hope that the species will survive and continue to reign over its rocky habitat.
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I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.If I am to be perfectly honest this isn't the sort of story that I would usually pick up. Not because it is non-fiction, but because wildlife preservation isn't something that I am all that into.However, I thought that it sounded interesting and decided that I would give it a chance. I am glad I did.I really enjoyed the author's writing style; a few times I even laughed to myself. His descriptions kept you reading to see what his next amusing co [...]
Reviewed by Kelsey KalineUnspotted is a short novella by Justin Fox that follows his travels through South Africa in a valiant attempt to spot the elusive Cape Mountain Leopard. To be honest I had never even heard of the Cape Mountain Leopard, a breed native to South Africa that is close to extinction before reading this short work of nonfiction. What I can do however, is relate and be drawn into a book with good storytelling. In this instance, that story was focused on Fox’s attempt to see on [...]
At a mere 40 pages, Unspotted gives us a brief, vivid glimpse into what it’s like to work in leopard conservation in South Africa. Quentin Martins, a man who is so mad about leopards that he seems to be part leopard himself, lives deep in the Cedarberg mountains, where he monitors the dwindling and endangered population of incredibly rare Cape Mountain Leopards. These leopards are so rare that it was thought they were extinct, and for years few people could claim to have seen them. As the fore [...]
For being a non-fiction book and about a subject that I know little about (wildlife conservation) this was a very entertaining and interesting read. The author uses clear and concise speech to address his audience and yet it doesn't feel overly formal or scientific. The way he feels about these majestic animals is clear from the very beginning and his excitement over sightings and the knowledge he gains during his exploration bring life to the book, getting the reader excited as well. If you are [...]
I can't claim an affinity for the Cape Mountain Leopard, a breed native to South Africa that is close to extinction. In fact, I don't think I'd heard of it before reading this short work of non-fiction. However, I can relate to a good story, in this instance the author's attempt to actually see one of the elusive leopards with the help of Quinton Martins, a zoologist whose life and organization is dedicated to helping the breed survive. (I can also easily understand Fox and Martins' concerns by [...]
This was a short (40 pages) but incredibly engaging story of the elusive Cape Leopard (which I'd never even heard of prior to reading this), and the man obsessed with them. Non-fiction, but as engaging and page turning as fiction, Fox takes readers along on the hunt for a spotting of this elusive animal, while providing backstory and information about the conservation, research, and education efforts that surround them. The writing is really what makes this--it could easily have been a boring ac [...]
Full disclosure: I own the company that published this edition. But I bought the book to publish because I loved it!This is a short ebook (~40 pages). It is three stories in one: the story of the elusive and endangered Cape Mountain Leopard, the story of the scientist who is trying to save them, and the story of the author, who goes to try to see one. I started publishing short ebooks because I love the chance to learn something new and interesting in a short period of time, and this book delive [...]
An interesting read. I won this book through .
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