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40 Amazing Crater Lakes to Visit in Tooro Before You Die Kindle Edition
***SILVER MEDALIST - GLOBAL BOOKS AWARD 2021***
The book 40 Amazing Crater Lakes You Must Visit in Tooro Before You Die is a narrative and pictorial celebration of the most magnificent lakes found in the picturesque region of Tooro region in Western Uganda.
Millions of years ago, a gigantic crack occurred in the middle of the African Continent, today known as the “Great East African Rift Valley.” Volcanic eruptions resulted in fascinating land features and one of the world’s densest concentrations of the most amazing and mesmerizing lakes in the world.
The book showcases photographs of the lakes, their location, unique indigenous names, total water surface area in acres, altitude, and other key descriptors. The lakes are just a sample of the lakes that the authors, their families, and commissioned photographers physically visited, verified, and took photos of. Over fifty-five lakes have been identified in the region. Some of them are explosion craters, and others are lava dammed or lakes created by glacial moraine.
The ecosystem of this beautiful natural environment is under threat mainly from the increased population growth and human activities in the region. The degradation is clearly visible in the rapid decline of flora and fauna surrounding the lakes' regions. Alien and water-hungry commercial vegetation is being planted on the slopes of the mountains and the shores of the lakes. The effects of deforestation and soil erosion are visible.
Three indigenous authors born and raised in Tooro undertook this book as a passion project. They are Akiiki Monica Nsita Rubombora, Abooki Alfred Bwomezi, and Apuuli Gwayaka Magelah. The authors wanted to publish a book that captures their remote and far-flung birthplace's serenity and beauty, called Tooro. Hopefully, the book may also be used as a reference guide for educational and tourism purposes. The authors also wanted to highlight the need to conserve the natural environment of the crater lakes region for future generations.
Finally, the book was an effort to capture the mystical beauty and basic scientific intuition that the local people have about the link between water and their environment. As the African proverb goes, water does not forget its original home. We hope that you, the readers, remain respectful and in awe of the beauty that nature has provided to all of us.
These amazing crater lakes should be on the bucket list of any adventurous tourist to Tooro, Uganda.
The "40 Amazing Crater Lakes to Visit Before You Die" won a silver medal at the "Global Books Awards" on 15 September, 2021.
- ASIN : B092VXCFKP
- Publisher : Independently Published; 2nd edition (April 18, 2021)
- Publication date : April 18, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 142579 KB
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- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,704,113 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This piece of work is incredibly informative and offers insight for some of the most beautiful and unique crater lakes I could ever imagine. It is detailed, yet not overly heavy, the descriptions left me more than satisfied but I had to look for additional research in order to collect more characteristics of the location. It also contains gorgeous photographs that made me lose myself in its pages.
I enormously adored “40 Amazing Crater Lakes to Visit in Tooro Before you Die” and I would highly recommend this as a personal purchase or as a gift for a fellow travel lover!
I’m always on the lookout for new travel locations, especially to see wonders of the world. From the photographs taken by each author, I would say that this area of Uganda definitely meets the criteria! It is beautiful to see such unique landscapes, and to know that the authors put this book together consciously thinking about why their ancestors picked this place to settle, and about why they think it is still such a memorable place.
Overall, the pictures are amazingly fantastic. Just pick one and give it a try. After seeing an aerial photo in which you can see countless crater lakes, basically a landscape that looks unreal, it will make you want to see the rest. And possibly plan a trip there.
This book was written in the form of a narrative with photographs that support it. It is written from the author’s perspective after having been there herself and the main focus is put on various aspects of nature but I believe the main one is trying to appreciate natural resources and highlight the connection there is between water and other elements of nature.
This narrative is fast-paced, partly because of the images and partly because the author has been able to express herself with concise words and short paragraphs loaded with information. At no point does the narrative get dull or monotonous.
As an avid traveller, I could not miss this one! I loved the fact that I was able to start and finish reading it on the same day!
I loved finding out that Monica writes because it is a passion of hers and because she wants to share her knowledge with the world. In this case, she has chosen to share with us readers, a collection of incredible pictures and descriptions of lakes located in Toro, Western Uganda.
This book has renewed my always present love for traveling and discovering new and beautiful places. After reading this amazing book I couldn’t stop myself from looking up prices for airplane tickets to get to this amazing place as soon as possible! This will be my next holiday destination for sure. Thank you, Monica, for this great book!
I came across this book doing some research for my upcoming trip to Uganda, and after reading it, I cannot wait to go! I am very excited! The book is very informative and has some of the best nature pictures I have ever seen! It can easily be used as a guide as well. I was very moved by the deep meaning of this book that is always trying to create awareness about water and nature itself! Great reading
It is a comprehensive narrative and pictorial book about these 40 crater lakes in Tooro, that are just a sample of the more than fifty-five lakes which have been identified in the region. The photographs are greatly captured and simply stunning, as they perfectly reflect the beauty of those natural environments. And the information about location, resources and other descriptions are precisely noted in each case.
All in all, this book is a gift for your eyes and soul, and they encourage readers to visit that area!