Entries by I J Larivers

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DYNAMIC SHOOTING SPORTS AND THE PROFESSIONAL HUNTER by I J Larivers

Speaking on the range in respect of Practical Pistol shooting with other competitors back in the 1990s when we were on the local competition circuit, we said that the discipline might not really be all that practical in a real world sense in terms of training scenarios, but that it was the best we had. […]

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CHRONOGRAPHS FOR THE 21st CENTURY by I J Larivers

In the beginning, there was the ballistic pendulum, invented by Benjamin Robins back in the 18th century. The pendulum, which deflects a given distance when struck by a projectile, is intended to measure the momentum of a bullet. If you divide the bullet’s momentum by its mass, you have its velocity. And lest anyone think this […]

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National Parks and Wildlife Management, Rhodesia and Zimbabwe, 1928-1990 by Mike Bromwich (Reviewed by I J Larivers)

Rhodesia (later Zimbabwe) probably had the African continent’s flagship Game Department for almost half a century. Zimbabwean national parks like Hwange, Gonarezhou and Matusadona remain prime, untamed African wilderness even today. In my opinion, they were always better managed than their counterparts like the Selous in Tanzania and Mozambique’s Gorangosa. Rhodesian National Parks attracted, or […]