271pp., b/w & colour illus., maps, hardback, Marlborough, 2016
Frederick Courtney Selous (1851-1917) was a British explorer, hunter and naturalist who, between 1872 and 1890, hunted and explored over the little-known regions north of the Transvaal and south of the Congo Basin, collecting specimens for museums and private collections. In 1890 he entered the service of the British South Africa Company and acted as guide to the pioneer expedition to Mashonaland. He joined the British Army, took part in the First and Second Matabele Wars, and during the First World War saw active service in the East Africa Campaign. He died in 1917 when he was shot by a German sniper.
Norman Etherington is Professor of History at the University of Western Australia aand a Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and the Roysl Geographical Society.