A Sparrow Falls Themes

Wilbur Smith
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Preservation vs Progress

This is a story that highlights the constant struggle to maintain a balance between progress and preservation. While one man advocates development and what he perceives as progress, another fights for the preservation of wildlife and the natural resources that he grew up learning to appreciate and love. Dirk Courtney is determined to increases his wealth regardless of the cost to others or to the environment. While he has the money and the means to further development in the Chaka Gate and Bubezi Valley areas, his vision is shortsighted at best. He manages to gain the support of locals by promising them prosperity and unlimited water supplies to further their farming endeavors, but he neglects to take into account the permanent losses that would occur as a result. Though this story is told in the first quarter of the nineteen hundreds, it is a struggle that...

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