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Boyd Varty: “Cathedral of the Wild” | Talks at Google

Boyd Varty is a South African wildlife filmmaker and author.

Cathedral of the Wild is Varty’s memoir of his life in this exquisite and vast refuge. At Londolozi, Varty gained the confidence that emerges from living in Africa. “We came out strong and largely unafraid of life,” he writes, “with the full knowledge of its dangers.” It was there that young Boyd and his equally adventurous sister learned to track animals, raised leopard and lion cubs, followed their larger-than-life uncle on his many adventures filming wildlife, and became one with the land. Varty survived harrowing rhino charges, a vicious crocodile attack, even a debilitating bout with malaria, but his biggest challenge was a personal crisis of purpose. An intense spiritual quest takes him around the globe and back again—to reconnect with nature and “rediscover the track.”

It is a story of transformation that inspires a great appreciation for the beauty and order of the natural world. With conviction, hope, and humor, Varty makes a passionate claim for the power of the wild to restore the human spirit.

Get the book here: https://goo.gl/MZsYyz

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