Cry of the Kalahari

Cry of the Kalahari
Author: Delia Owens,Mark Owens
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2021-10-07
ISBN: 1472156447
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cry of the Kalahari Book Excerpt:

'A remarkable story beautifully told... Among such classics as Goodall's In the Shadow of Man and Fossey's Gorillas in the Mist' Chicago Tribune Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Mark and Delia Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a thirdhand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. There they lived for seven years, in an unexplored area with no roads, no people, and no source of water for thousands of square miles. In this vast wilderness the Owenses began their zoology research, working along animals that had never before been exposed to humans. An international bestseller on original release, Cry of the Kalahari is the story of the Owenses's life with lions, brown hyenas, jackals, giraffes, and the many other creatures they came to know. It is also a gripping account of how they survived the dangers of living in one of the last and largest pristine areas on Earth. --------------------------------- 'One of the best testimonials to the perseverance, idealism and general spunk of passionate animal students' Washington Post 'For anyone interested in animals or in real life adventure, this book is a must' Jane Goodall

Cry of the Kalahari

Cry of the Kalahari
Author: Mark Owens,Delia Owens
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 341
Release: 1984
ISBN: 9780395647806
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cry of the Kalahari Book Excerpt:

This account of the author's seven-year stay in Africa's Kalahari wilderness covers their adventures of survival, their contact with curious and dangerous animals, and the establishment of their conservation research project

Summary of Mark Owens Delia Owens s Cry Of The Kalahari

Summary of Mark Owens   Delia Owens s Cry Of The Kalahari
Author: Everest Media,
Publsiher: Everest Media LLC
Total Pages: 49
Release: 2022-04-26T22:59:00Z
ISBN: 1669392775
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of Mark Owens Delia Owens s Cry Of The Kalahari Book Excerpt:

Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 We had to find a four-wheel-drive truck and a study area and accomplish enough solid research to attract a grant before our money ran out. We were exhausted from traveling, and before anything else, we needed sleep. #2 We were determined to find a place that was far from human settlements where the predators had not been affected by them. We ended up in Maun, a village in the northern part of Botswana, where the waters of the Okavango River delta meet the sands of the Kalahari Desert. #3 We made it to Maun, a village of reed-and-straw huts, donkeys, and sand. Herero tribeswomen had spread their lavish skirts on the riverbanks to dry, like great butterflies fanned out in a riot of reds, yellows, blues, greens, and purples. #4 The Makgadikgadi Pans is a tract of remote bush veld wilderness more than 100 miles east and south of Maun. It is the remnants of an inland lake that dried up 16,000 years ago.

The Cry of the Kalahari

The Cry of the Kalahari
Author: Delia OWENS
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1989
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Eye of the Elephant

The Eye of the Elephant
Author: Delia Owens,Mark Owens
Publsiher: HMH
Total Pages: 320
Release: 1993-10-29
ISBN: 0547524668
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eye of the Elephant Book Excerpt:

An “exciting” true account of battling the elephant poachers of Zambia by the author of Where the Crawdads Sing and her fellow biologist (The Boston Globe). Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans matching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens, residing in Africa to study lions, found themselves in the middle of a poaching fray, they took the only side they morally could: that of the elephants. From the authors of Secrets of the Savanna, The Eye of the Elephant is “part adventure story, part wildlife tale,” recounting the Owens’s struggle to save these innocent animals from decimation, a journey not only to supply the natives with ways of supporting their villages, but also to cultivate support around the globe for the protection of elephants (The Boston Globe). Filled with daring exploits among disgruntled hunters, arduous labor on the African plains, and vivid depictions of various wildlife, this remarkable tale is at once an adventure story, a travelogue, a preservationist call to action, and a fascinating examination of both human and animal nature.

The Eye of the Elephant

The Eye of the Elephant
Author: Cordelia Dykes Owens
Publsiher: Mariner Books
Total Pages: 322
Release: 1993-10-29
ISBN: 9780544310469
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eye of the Elephant Book Excerpt:

In a remote Zambian valley where elephants gracefully wandered into camp to eat fruit from the trees, the authors of the bestselling Cry of the Kalahari discovered a new wilderness Eden. But peace was shortlived when they were drawn into a struggle that threatened their lives. Photos.

Survivor s Song

Survivor s Song
Author: Delia Owens,Mark Owens
Publsiher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780006380962
Category: Elephants
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survivor s Song Book Excerpt:

The sequel to Cry of the Kalahari, this book takes up where the first began, with the Owenses returning to the Kalahari to continue their study of elephants. After deportation because of their open criticism of the government's soft stance on wildlife conservation, they find their way back to their research station to discover the remains of hundreds of poached elephants. Thus they begin a long struggle to raise consciousness about preservation among the officials, who live off black market ivory, and the villagers, who depend on elephant meat for food. Mark's obsession with catching the poachers leads to vicious confrontations and to intense strain in his relationship with Delia.

The Eye of the Elephant

The Eye of the Elephant
Author: Delia Owens,Mark Owens
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 305
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9780395680902
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Eye of the Elephant Book Excerpt:

Two naturalists describe how a battle to save the elephants of Africa turned into a fight for their lives when commercial poachers heard of their work

Bushmen in the Tourist Imaginary

Bushmen in the Tourist Imaginary
Author: Roie Thomas
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2016-12-14
ISBN: 1443848808
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bushmen in the Tourist Imaginary Book Excerpt:

This book is a semantic and semiotic analysis of tourism texts that represent specific groups of San (or Bushmen) in modern Botswana, and is framed by postcolonial theory, post-tourism and resistance theories. Critically, the book demonstrates the power that both written and visual language can have upon consumers of texts. It provides a case-study of neo-colonial exploitation and, conversely, reveals the efficacy of self-representation for tourist consumption, with an increasing number of San offering alternatives to an entrenched ethnic hegemony, effecting gradual political and social recognition and autonomy. As such, the book is written in a spirit of optimism for the burgeoning self-determination of a long-marginalised group.

Secrets Of The Savanna

Secrets Of The Savanna
Author: Mark Owens,Delia Owens
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2007-07-17
ISBN: 0547527152
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Secrets Of The Savanna Book Excerpt:

"Vividly written...Their story is thrilling—the kind of tale that wild-animal lovers won't easily forget."—People In this riveting real-life adventure, Mark and Delia Owens tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and—in the end—themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia. There they studied the mysteries of the elephant population’s recovery after poaching, discovering remarkable similarities between humans and elephants. A young elephant named Gift provided the clue to help them crack the animals’ secret of survival. A stirring portrait of life in Africa, Secrets of the Savanna is a remarkable record of the Owenses's unique passions.

Golden Rhino

Golden Rhino
Author: Denis Montgomery
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1312784695
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Golden Rhino Book Excerpt:

Life in the Balance

Life in the Balance
Author: Niles Eldredge
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2000-02-20
ISBN: 9780691050096
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life in the Balance Book Excerpt:

In Life in the Balance, Niles Eldredge argues that the Earth is confronting an ecological disaster in the making. He reviews compelling evidence for this "biodiversity crisis", showing that species are dying out at an unnaturally rapid rate. This book explores the same themes that illuminate the American Museum of Natural History's new Hall of Biodiversity, for which Eldredge is Scientific Curator. An eloquent and passionate account by one of today's leading scientists, Life in the Balance draws attention to one of the most pressing problems now facing the world. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Delia And Mark Owens In Africa

Delia And Mark Owens In Africa
Author: Delia Owens
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 1233
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN: 035839421X
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Delia And Mark Owens In Africa Book Excerpt:

Delia Owens, author of the best-selling Where the Crawdads Sing, began her career writing riveting real-life adventure and wildlife tales with her husband, Mark Owens. Collected in a single volume for the first time, these three odysseys show how the Owenses’ “ingenuity, courage, and accomplishment are beyond exaggeration.” (People) Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Delia and Mark Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a third-hand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. In this vast wilderness they met animals that had never seen humans before, and leopards, giraffes, and brown hyenas were regular visitors to their camp, all chronicled in Cry of the Kalahari. But the Kalahari is not Eden, and Mark and Delia were continually threatened by wildfires, drought, violent storms, and sometimes by the animals they studied and loved. They set off on another African odyssey in search of a new wilderness in The Eye of the Elephant. They land in a remote valley of Zambia, where the hippos swam in the river just below their tents, lions stalked the bush, and elephants wandered into camp to eat marula fruits. The peace, though, was soon shattered with gunfire, and Delia and Mark were inexorably drawn into a high-stakes struggle to save the wildlife. With Secrets of the Savanna, Delia and Mark tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and—in the end—themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia.

Mud Sands and Seas

Mud  Sands and Seas
Author: Denis Montgomery
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2008-11-03
ISBN: 0557003091
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mud Sands and Seas Book Excerpt:

This a collection of travel stories over nearly sixty years from 1949 to 2007. During that time the author saw many changes in Africa and recorded them with his observations, often with the goal of extending his knowledge of history and pre-history of the region. These stories fill gaps between previous books devoted to particular expeditions.

Anderson s Travel Companion

Anderson   s Travel Companion
Author: Compiled by Sarah Anderson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 584
Release: 2016-12-05
ISBN: 1351958399
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anderson s Travel Companion Book Excerpt:

A selection of the best in travel writing, with both fiction and non-fiction presented together, this companion is for all those who like travelling, like to think about travelling, and who take an interest in their destination. It covers guidebooks as well as books about food, history, art and architecture, religion, outdoor activities, illustrated books, autobiographies, biographies and fiction and lists books both in and out of print. Anderson's Travel Companion is arranged first by continent, then alphabetically by country and then by subject, cross-referenced where necessary. There is a separate section for guidebooks and comprehensive indexes. Sarah Anderson founded the Travel Bookshop in 1979 and is also a journalist and writer on travel subjects. She is known by well-known travel writers such as Michael Palin and Colin Thubron. Michael Palin chose her bookshop as his favourite shop and Colin Thubron and Geoffrey Moorhouse, among others, made suggestions for titles to include in the Travel Companion.

Desert Meteorology

Desert Meteorology
Author: Thomas T. Warner
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2009-01-18
ISBN: 113944963X
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desert Meteorology Book Excerpt:

Aridity prevails over more than one third of the land area of the Earth and over a significant fraction of the oceans as well. Yet to date there has been no comprehensive reference volume or textbook dealing with the weather processes that define the character of desert areas. Desert Meteorology fills this gap by treating all aspects of desert weather, such as large-scale and local-scale causes of aridity; precipitation characteristics in deserts; dust storms; floods; climate change in deserts; precipitation processes; desertification; land-surface physics of deserts; numerical modelling of desert atmospheres; and the effect of desert weather on humans. A summary is provided of the climates and surface properties of the desert areas of the world. The book is written with the assumption that the reader has only a basic knowledge of meteorology, physics and calculus, making it useful to those in a wide range of disciplines. It includes review questions and problems for the student. This comprehensive volume will satisfy all who need to know more about the weather and climate of arid lands. It will appeal especially to advanced students and researchers in environmental science, meteorology, physical geography, hydrology and engineering.

AF Press Clips

AF Press Clips
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Africa
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AF Press Clips Book Excerpt:

AF Press Clips

AF Press Clips
Author: United States Department of State. Bureau of African Affairs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1988
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

AF Press Clips Book Excerpt:

Historical Dictionary of Botswana

Historical Dictionary of Botswana
Author: Fred Morton,Jeff Ramsay,Part Themba Mgadla
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2008-04-23
ISBN: 0810864045
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Historical Dictionary of Botswana Book Excerpt:

The fourth edition of the Historical Dictionary of Botswana_through its chronology, introductory essay, appendixes, map, bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, institutions, and significant political, economic, social, and cultural aspects_provides an important reference on this burgeoning African country.

The Bushmen of Southern Africa

The Bushmen of Southern Africa
Author: Sandy Gall
Publsiher: Random House
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-08-31
ISBN: 1409002721
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bushmen of Southern Africa Book Excerpt:

A mix of history and current affairs, travel, reportage and anecdote, this passionate book speaks up for the Bushmen, the first people of Africa. *Featuring a preface by Prince Charles* Bushmen were hunting and gathering, painting and mining copper, thousands of years ago. They were the first people of Africa. Deadly shots with their bows and arrows, they were, in their heyday, Lords of the Desert. They fought extremely bravely for their land, and lost. Today, they have been reduced to an underclass - dispossessed, despised and degraded. Just in time - one is tempted to say, miraculously - the Mandela government saved them from extermination in South Africa. Now, in Botswana's Central Kalahari Game Reserve, set aside specially for them by the British in 1961, they are making their last stand, refusing to be evicted in order to benefit mining and tourism. Sandy Gall, who is best known for his reporting of the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan, has taken up the cause of the Bushmen. His interest in their plight dates back to the 1950s and 1960s when he was working as a foreign correspondent for Reuters; in 1999 he visited the Central Kalahari with his daughter Michaela. His book celebrates the culture of these unique people, many of whom have an almost mystical bond with animals. He has portrayed many fascinating individuals who have been involved, for good or ill, in their tragic history and their present predicament. Here, for the first time, is the full story of the slaughter of an innocent people. The Bushmen of Southern Africa speaks not only for the Bushmen but for the native indigenous people of the world. It faces up to a shameful and bloodstained past and looks at burning current issues such as human rights and the ownership and exploitation of land.