Vanished Continent, by Franco Prosperi

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Vanished Continent, An expedition to the Comoro Islands
by Franco Prosperi

Written by a young Italian naturalist this book is an account of a visit to islands off the east coast of Africa including Zanzibar and Madagascar. The aim was to study the natural wildlife. He describes his underwater experiences including seeing a living coelacanth and mating sharks (believed never to have been seen before). Written in a lively, humorous and engaging style.

Hardback with dust jacket. Dust jacket worn – edges rubbed and torn with small pieces missing especially from ends of the spine. Front flyleaf clipped.
Reg Vallintine bookplate on inside front cover. Inside pages in very good condition.

232 pages
Black and white photographs
142 mm x 216 mm (approx. 5.5 in x 8.5 in)
1957[?], Hutchinson & Co (Publishers) Ltd, London

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