- Paperback: 234 pages
- Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks (July 13, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0812979095
- ISBN-13: 978-0812979091
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.5 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 62 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #990,580 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Wildflower: An Extraordinary Life and Mysterious Death in Africa Paperback – July 13, 2010
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It is sad because she was fighting for a cause that no one seemed to share but now, in 2010, the Lake is in big trouble and is drying up. It baffles me how it took this long to see what is going on, they write this article as if this is new news. I love the title "Flower Farms may be killing Kenya's lake Naivasha"...MAY BE????? Isn't that what Joan said years and years ago?
It is a shame that Joan was murdered and that her killers are still roaming this world and it is even worse that the cause she fought for and she died for is still not recognized as a major problem until it is too late. You would think in this day and age that something could be done to save this lake.
Regardless, it is a great book and I highly recommend it. Julia Roberts is starring in the movie that is still in production but I look forward to seeing it...