Skeleton Coast

The Skeleton Coast of Namibia, once feared and shunned by seafarers because of its treacherous waters and desert wastes, is now prized as a wilderness, a place of beauty and tranquillity. Although its legendary mineral wealth has attracted prospectors and explorers, few people have had the privilege of visiting this mysterious coast.;This book covers all aspects of the Skeleton Coast's intrigue: its geology and elusive minerals, the plants and animals that are adapted to life in a land without water, the stories of countless ships and planes lost on this shore, and the stories of man's battle against this hostile environment. The photographs in the book capture the desert and coastline in all its moods.