The Buffalo Thorn

Because her late husband was an inspiration to many because of his belief in the goodness of mankind, the author wanted to write a book that paralleled that simple philosophy.

The Buffalo Thorn

Author: Shelley Lee Wilson

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ISBN: 9780646582528

Page: 218

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Because her late husband was an inspiration to many because of his belief in the goodness of mankind, the author wanted to write a book that paralleled that simple philosophy. She discusses loss and its aftermath, and how the world is an amazing place that can be shaped to be what a person wants it to be.

The Buffalo Directory

628 BUFFALO CITY DIRECTORY . THO THO Thompson , Sheldon , bkpr . 179
Porter ave . ave . Thompson , Charlton ... Thorn , Charles , boots and shoes , 44
Com . Thompson , Levi 0. Jr. firm T. & Son , b . 35 mercial , h . same . Bristol .
Thorn ...

The Buffalo Directory

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Historical papers are prefixed to several issues.

Sappi Tree Spotting

BUFFALO - THORN JUJUBE Ziziphus mucronata AFRIKAANS Blinkblaar - wag -
n - bietjie N. SOTHO Moonaana ... Leaves Where you'll find this tree easily AEIM
The Buffalo - thorn Jujube is very widespread and grows singly in most B FUN ...

Sappi Tree Spotting

Author: Rina Grant

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9781770092372

Page: 243

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Sappi tree spotting is the well-known, easy method of tree identification, written for the newcomer to the area as well as the experienced tree enthusiast. Sappi Tree Spotting: Lowveld (including the Kruger National Park) is now in its third edition, and it will help the reader to recognize almost three quarters of the larger trees to be seen in the Lowveld. The title is based on three innovative concepts - it keeps the terminology simple. The average recreational tree spotter will never use 'pubescent' when 'hairy' will do Most trees are easy to find, as long as you look for the right trees in the right places. Some trees can be identified easily because of their Striking Features. These trees do not need a complex system of 'keying', because they are instantly recognisable.

Licensed to Guide

This tree has supernatural qualities , both religious and medicinal , and has
vicious double thorns that hook inwards and ... Zacharias spoke of the
importance of the Buffalo - thorn , illustrating it with the story of his father's death
and his ...

Licensed to Guide

Author: Susie Cazenove

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9781770090552

Page: 229

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Rorke s Drift Isandlwana 1879

THE BUFFALO THORN TREE The 'buffalo thorn', Ziziphus mucronata, is a
common native tree in the region, but its regular occurrence near to the battle
sites of the Zulu War is no coincidence. It has a special spiritual significance in
Zulu ...

Rorke s Drift   Isandlwana 1879

Author: Chris Peers

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750969695

Page: 192

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Rorke’s Drift and Isandlwana, both 1879, are undoubtedly the most famous of Britain’s imperial battles, the former the subject of one of the nation’s top war movies, Zulu, even if it wasn't actually filmed there. With South Africa becoming a more popular tourist destination, never has there been a better time to visit these iconic battlefields and trace the steps of the red-coated heroes who fought against overwhelming odds. This richly illustrated book features the most thorough and recent examination of the battlefields, showing exactly what happened where and what can be seen.

Military Power

Among the innumerable wonders of the African plant kingdom, Ziziphus
mucronata (the Buffalo Thorn) isoneofthe more humble. Its stems grow and
extend in zigzag fashion. At each tack the stems sprout two thorns. One projects
sharp and ...

Military Power

Author: Brian Holden Reid

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135219737

Page: 272

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The contributors here consider the multifarious aspects of the Anglo-American approach to war. All the contributors are concerned to base their work on the overall historical context. They explore the relationship between theory and practice in military operations.

The Great World s Farm

The buffalo thorn , or bull's horn acacia , is interesting in another way . Its trunk
and branches are beset by strong thorns two or three inches long and as sharp
as needles , which grow in pairs , and are shaped just like horns . But , as if this ...

The Great World s Farm

Author: Selina Gaye

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Page: 365

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The Last Rhinos

'It's not just the buffalo, it's the thorns,' he said. ... Unfortunately for him, his
arboreal sanctuary happened to be the namesake of his nemesis: the legendary
buffalo thorn tree, legendary not only because of its Zulu connection to the
spiritual ...

The Last Rhinos

Author: Lawrence Anthony

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 125001509X

Page: 336

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When Lawrence Anthony learned that the northern white rhino, living in the war-ravaged Congo, was on the very brink of extinction, he knew he had to act. If the world lost the sub-species, it would be the largest land mammal since the woolly mammoth to go extinct. In The Last Rhinos, Anthony recounts his attempts to save these remarkable animals. The demand for rhino horns in the Far East has turned poaching into a dangerous black market that threatens the lives of not just these rare beasts, but also the rangers who protect them. The northern white rhino's last refuge was in an area controlled by the infamous Lord's Resistance Army, one of the most vicious rebel groups in the world. In the face of unmoving government bureaucracy, Anthony made a perilous journey deep into the jungle to try to find and convince them to help save the rhino. An inspiring story of conservation in the face of brutal war and bureaucratic quagmires, The Last Rhinos will move animal lovers everywhere.

Ceylon

... thorny beams , were suspended as an ample security against the incursions of
the naked and timid lowlanders.2 The pasture grounds throughout the vicinity of
Jaffna abound in a low shrub called the Buffalo - thorn ' , the black twigs of which
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Ceylon

Author: Sir James Emerson Tennent

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Ceylon an account of the Island physical historical and topographical with notices of its natural history antiquities and productions

... the same formidable thorny beams , were suspended as an ample security
against the incursions of the naked and timid lowlanders.2 The pasture grounds
throughout the vicinity of Jaffna abound in a low shrub called the Buffalo - thorn ,
the ...

Ceylon  an account of the Island  physical  historical  and topographical  with notices of its natural history  antiquities  and productions

Author: James EMERSON (afterwards TENNENT (Sir James Emerson))

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Monthly Packet

Some miles further , through a country of thorn and sand , and by eleven o ' clock
we reach Illapicadua ... A short ride in the evening across some fields , covered
with buffalo - thorns , looking for hares , which did not appear , and we closed our
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Transforming Societies after Political Violence

The Buffalo Thorn or Ziziphus mucronata is a small- medium-sized tree found in
southern Africa that has profound significance in various African cultures. The
branches on the tree are peppered with thorns but, interestingly, the thorns come
in ...

Transforming Societies after Political Violence

Author: Brandon Hamber

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387894270

Page: 249

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Paraphrasing Descartes, we may say that one method is to take the reader into your conf idence by explaining to him how you arrived at your discovery; the other is to bully him into accepting a conclusion by parading a series of propositions which he must accept and which lead to it. The first method allows the reader to re-think your own thoughts in their natural order. It is an autobiographical style. Writing in this style, you include, not what you had for breakfast on the day of your discovery, but any significant consideration which helped you arrive at your idea. In particular, you say what your aim was – what problems you were trying to solve and what you hoped from a solution of them. The other style suppresses all this. It is didactic and intimidating. J. W. N. Watkins, Confession is Good for Ideas (Watkins, 1963, pp. 667–668) I began writing this book over 12 years ago. It was started in the midst of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). It is an exploration of what I have learned from the process. During the TRC, I was working at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR) in South Africa, primarily with people who testified before the Commission, but also on a range of research and policy initiatives in the area that is now called ‘transitional justice’. I have written about the TRC process extensively.

The Tropical World

The thorns and spines with which many European plants are armed , give but a
faint idea of the size which these ... The black twigs of the buffalo - thorn ( Acacia
latronùm ) , a low shrub abounding in northern Ceylon , are beset at every joint
by ...

The Tropical World

Author: Georg Hartwig

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Page: 556

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Chap. 36; The Australian race; physical description, general superstitious beliefs, songs and dancing, corroborees, status of women, rules regulating the property of land and distribution of food, hunting techniques, totemism.

Death in the Long Grass

As I got closer I could make out the form of a bull rhino dashing in figure eights
around a buffalo thorn tree, in the very top of which was Charlie, the local guide.
From twenty yards away, the rhino stopped and stared myopically at me, snuffling
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Death in the Long Grass

Author: Peter Hathaway Capstick

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466803924

Page: 320

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As thrilling as any novel, as taut and exciting as any adventure story, Peter Hathaway Capstick’s Death in the Long Grass takes us deep into the heart of darkness to view Africa through the eyes of one of the most renowned professional hunters. Few men can say they have known Africa as Capstick has known it—leading safaris through lion country; tracking man-eating leopards along tangled jungle paths; running for cover as fear-maddened elephants stampede in all directions. And of the few who have known this dangerous way of life, fewer still can recount their adventures with the flair of this former professional hunter-turned-writer. Based on Capstick’s own experiences and the personal accounts of his colleagues, Death in the Long Grassportrays the great killers of the African bush—not only the lion, leopard, and elephant, but the primitive rhino and the crocodile waiting for its unsuspecting prey, the titanic hippo and the Cape buffalo charging like an express train out of control. Capstick was a born raconteur whose colorful descriptions and eye for exciting, authentic detail bring us face to face with some of the most ferocious killers in the world—underrated killers like the surprisingly brave and cunning hyena, silent killers such as the lightning-fast black mamba snake, collective killers like the wild dog. Readers can lean back in a chair, sip a tall, iced drink, and revel in the kinds of hunting stories Hemingway and Ruark used to hear in hotel bars from Nairobi to Johannesburg, as veteran hunters would tell of what they heard beyond the campfire and saw through the sights of an express rifle.

Wonders of the Tropical Forests

The thorns and spines with which many European plants are armed , give but a
faint idea of the size which these defensive ... The black twigs of the buffalo -
thorn , a low shrub abounding in northern Ceylon , are beset at every joint by a
pair of ...

Wonders of the Tropical Forests

Author: Georg Hartwig

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Page: 128

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