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Wildflower : An Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Death in Africa
by Mark Seal


Overview - With compassion and an unswerving regard for the truth, veteran journalist Mark Seal lays bare the deeply moving, inspirational story of Joan Root, a dedicated environmentalist and Oscar-nominated wildlife filmmaker. He covers her early days in Kenya as a shy young woman with an almost uncanny ability to connect to animals; her whirlwind courtship with the dashing Alan Root, their marriage, and the twenty years of nonstop adventure and passionate romance that followed, both in Africa and around the world; the shattering disintegration of the marriage and partnership; and Joan s triumphant struggle to reinvent herself as the protector of her lakeshore community s fragile ecosystem a struggle that would lead to her tragic death in January 2006.  Read more...

 
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Overview
With compassion and an unswerving regard for the truth, veteran journalist Mark Seal lays bare the deeply moving, inspirational story of Joan Root, a dedicated environmentalist and Oscar-nominated wildlife filmmaker. He covers her early days in Kenya as a shy young woman with an almost uncanny ability to connect to animals; her whirlwind courtship with the dashing Alan Root, their marriage, and the twenty years of nonstop adventure and passionate romance that followed, both in Africa and around the world; the shattering disintegration of the marriage and partnership; and Joan s triumphant struggle to reinvent herself as the protector of her lakeshore community s fragile ecosystem a struggle that would lead to her tragic death in January 2006. Joan Root dreamed of a bright future for Kenya, a country blessed with unmatched beauty but scarred by decades of colonization and a culture of corruption. She spent her life fighting to make that dream a reality. Her life ended too soon, but thanks to Seal s meticulous re-creation, her extraordinary life lives on. ("People," four-star review)"

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780812979091
  • ISBN-10: 0812979095
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: July 2010
  • Page Count: 234
  • Dimensions: 8.12 x 5.22 x 0.61 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.47 pounds


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