Hardcover Book, No Room in the Ark, Alan Moorehead, First Edition, Historical, African Travel, History, Illustrated


Hardcover Book, No Room in the Ark, Alan Moorehead, First Edition, Historical, African Travel, History, Illustrated

A wonderful hardcover book entitled No Room in the Ark by Alan Moorehead. This is a first edition, first published on January 1, 1959 and was written between 1957 - 1959.

Alan Moorehead was an Australian war correspondent and author known for his vivid and engaging writing style. This book is a travel narrative documenting Moorehead's journey through Africa, capturing the wildlife and the rapidly changing environment of the continent during the mid-20th century. Moorehead explores how modernization and increasing human populations are putting pressure on natural habitats and threatening various animal species. "No Room in the Ark" is a poignant and beautifully written exploration of Africa's natural world and the challenges it faces due to human activities.

8½ x 5½ inches
227 pages
Hardcover - No Dust Cover
Published by Harper & Brothers -- 1959 -- First Edition

This book is in very good condition. The pages are clean and unmarked except for a previous owners name on the title page. Its binding is tight, and all pages are intact. There is bending at the corners and the usual shelf wear. It is missing its dust cover and our price reflects that.

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