Whenever we seek to take swift and efficient possession of places completely new to us, places we neither own nor understand, our first and often only assessment is a scientific one. And so our evaluations remain unfinished.

The Okavango Delta is one of the last remaining true unspoiled wilderness of Africa. Startling in its splendour, it is a place that astonishes with its complexities, it is harsh yet beautiful, exciting yet serene, and it is always wild, secretive and evocative. It is a place that surprise, a place that teaches, a place that will never be forgotten by those who have been there.

In the Miracle Rivers, Peter and Beverly Pickford lay bare the soul of the world’s largest inland delta through a series of poignant vignettes, interviews with the people who live and work there, anecdotes of their own unique experiences in the Delta, and not least, through their inimitable photography.

In a departure from the usual approach to coffee-table books on nature and wildlife, the Pickfords have combined unique and beautiful sepia-toned photographs with the spectacular full-colour studies for which they have been renowned.

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Authored by Peter and Beverly Pickford. Published by Southern Book Publishers of Halfway House in 1999. Hard cover bound this First Edition copy is in Fine condition covered in plastic and with a Fine dust jacket. The size of the book is 307x274x23mm. ISBN 9781868127559.

208pp incl acknowledgements and local information. Illustrated throughout with monochrome and full colour photographs. Clean and well bound. No inscriptions, annotations or markings.