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Cry of the Kalahari

Author: Mark Owens,Delia Owens

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395647806

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 341

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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

Cry of the Kalahari

Author: Mark Owens,Delia Owens

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544341643

Category: Nature

Page: 384

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This is the story of the Owens’ travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, fire, storms, and the animals they loved. This best-selling book is for both travelers and animal lovers.

Secrets of the Savanna

Twenty-three Years in the African Wilderness Unraveling the Mysteries ofElephants and People

Author: Mark James Owens,Cordelia Dykes Owens

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547527154

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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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' unique passions.

The Eye of the Elephant

An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness

Author: Mark James Owens,Cordelia Dykes Owens

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 0547524668

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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The authors of Secrets of the Sahara battle the elephant poachers of Zambia in this “exciting . . . part adventure story, part wildlife tale” (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. The Eye of the Elephant recounts the Owens’ 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. 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.

Lost City of the Kalahari

Author: Alan Paton

Publisher: University of Kwazulu Natal Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 60

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In 1956 seven amateur adventurers set off from Natal in a decrepit 5-ton truck on "the craziest expedition ever to enter the unknown". Its goal: "to make archaeological history" by locating a mythical Lost City in a remote range of mountains deep in the Kalahari Desert. Lost City of the Kalahari is Paton's hitherto unpublished account of the odd adventure.

Twenty Chickens For A Saddle

The Story of an African Childhood

Author: Robyn Scott

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408842912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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When Robyn Scott was six years old her parents abruptly exchanged the tranquil pastures of New Zealand for a converted cowshed in the wilds of Botswana. Once there, Robyn and her siblings, mostly left to amuse themselves, grew up collecting snakes, canoeing with crocodiles and breaking in horses in the veld. In the shadow of one of Africa's worst AIDS crises, this moving, enchanting memoir is an extraordinary portrait of an unforgettable childhood.

Hyena Nights & Kalahari Days

Author: Gus Mills,Margie Mills

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 1770098119

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 221

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In this fascinating account of scientific study among forbidding wilderness, a husband-and-wife team describe their trek to the Kalahari to study the little-known brown hyena. The details of the scientific inquiry are provided while the daily challenges of living with children 420 kilometers from the nearest town are described. Despite the hardships, the couple becomes so enchanted by these intelligent animals that they stay for 12 years, documenting many hyena clans and observing behavior only a handful of people have ever seen.

The Harmless People

Author: Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307772950

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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A study of primitive people which, for beauty of...style and concept, would be hard to match." -- The New York Times Book Review In the 1950s Elizabeth Marshall Thomas became one of the first Westerners to live with the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert in Botswana and South-West Africa. Her account of these nomadic hunter-gatherers, whose way of life had remained unchanged for thousands of years, is a ground-breaking work of anthropology, remarkable not only for its scholarship but for its novelistic grasp of character. On the basis of field trips in the 1980s, Thomas has now updated her book to show what happened to the Bushmen as the tide of industrial civilization -- with its flotsam of property rights, wage labor, and alcohol -- swept over them. The result is a powerful, elegiac look at an endangered culture as well as a provocative critique of our own. "The charm of this book is that the author can so truly convey the strangeness of the desert life in which we perceive human traits as familiar as our own....The Harmless People is a model of exposition: the style very simple and precise, perfectly suited to the neat, even fastidious activities of a people who must make their world out of next to nothing." -- The Atlantic From the Trade Paperback edition.

The sands of Kalahari

a novel

Author: William Mulvihill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Survivors of a plane crash in the Kalahari Desert in southern Africa struggle for life on a strange black mountain, while one by one their number diminishes.

Whatever You Do, Don't Run

Author: Peter Allison

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762751746

Category: Travel

Page: 264

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A hilarious, highly original collection of essays based on the Botswana truism: “only food runs!” In the tradition of Bill Bryson, a new writer brings us the lively adventures and biting wit of an African safari guide. Peter Allison gives us the guide’s-eye view of living in the bush, confronting the world’s fiercest terrain of wild animals and, most challenging of all, managing herds of gaping tourists. Passionate for the animals of the Kalahari, Allison works as a top safari guide in the wildlife-rich Okavango Delta. As he serves the whims of his wealthy clients, he often has to stop the impulse to run as far away from them as he can, as these tourists are sometimes more dangerous than a pride of lions. No one could make up these outrageous-but-true tales: the young woman who rejected the recommended safari-friendly khaki to wear a more “fashionable” hot pink ensemble; the lost tourist who happened to be drunk, half-naked, and a member of the British royal family; establishing a real friendship with the continent’s most vicious animal; the Japanese tourist who requested a repeat performance of Allison’s being charged by a lion so he could videotape it; and spending a crazy night in the wild after blowing a tire on a tour bus, revealing that Allison has as much good-natured scorn for himself. The author’s humor is exceeded only by his love and respect for the animals, and his goal is to limit any negative exposure to humans by planning trips that are minimally invasive—unfortunately it doesn’t always work out that way! Peter Allison is originally from Sydney, Australia. His safaris have been featured in National Geographic, Conde Nast Traveler, and on television programs such as Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures. He travels frequently to speaking appearances, and splits most of his time between Botswana, Sydney, and San Francisco.

Survivor's Song

Life and Death in the African Wilderness

Author: Delia Owens,Mark Owens

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780006380962

Category: Elephants

Page: 305

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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.

Cats of Africa

Behavior, Ecology, and Conservation

Author: Luke Hunter,Gerald Hinde

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801884825

Category: Nature

Page: 175

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With photographer Gerald Hinde's stunning, crisp, graphic images, Luke Hunter presents a comprehensive overview of the entire cat family in Africa -- the only place on Earth where sightings of wild cats are a regular occurrence. He discusses in detail feline anatomy, predation and hunting strategies, social systems, competition and conflict, and conservation and threats, offering the reader the most current research and findings.

Botswana Time

Author: Will Randall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748113673

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Will Randall travels with a purpose, as well as an outrageous sense of fortune. In INDIAN SUMMER he found himself, by chance, having the extraordinary experience of helping slum schoolchildren put on a play to help save their school. In Botswana he was taken up by a headmaster to teach a class of six year olds at The River of Life school. They are football crazy and one of Will's jobs is to take them to play neighbouring (sometimes as much as 100 miles away) schools. Camping en-route or staying in farms and rural villages, often travelling by foot or dug-out punts, thousands of antelope, elephant, buffalo and zebra follow their progress. The sound of lions, leopards and hyenas become the soundtrack of their dreams. Against all the odds they find themselves preparing for the Grand Final of the season - the titanic clash with arch rivals, Victoria Falls Primary school. Both an endearing personal story and a travel book about a little-known but highly successful country, BOTSWANA TIME will win new fans for both Will Randall and the extraordinary country of Botswana.

Kalahari

Author: Jessica Khoury

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1595147667

Category: YOUNG ADULT FICTION

Page: 384

View: 1995

"Deep in the Kalahari Desert, a Corpus lab protects a dangerous secret . . .a But what happens when that secret takes on a life of its own? a When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. It's up to Sarah, the daughter of zoologists, to keep them alive and lead them to safety, calling on survival know-how from years of growing up in remote and exotic locales. Battling dehydration, starvation and the pangs of first love, she does her best to hold it together, even as their circumstances grow increasingly desperate. a But soon a terrifying encounter makes Sarah question everything she's ever known about the natural world. A silver lion, as though made of mercury, makes a vicious, unprovoked attack on the group. After a narrow escape, they uncover the chilling truth behind the lion's silver sheen- a highly contagious and deadly virus that threatens to ravage the entire area-and eliminate life as they know it. a In this breathtaking new novel by the acclaimed author ofaOriginaandaVitro, Sarah and the others must outrun not only the virus, but also its creators, who will stop at nothing to wipe out every trace of it. Praise for Kalahari'Survivor meets James Bond in this page-turning mix of realism and science fiction.'a Voice of Youth Advocates'A gripping adventure.'aKirkus'Khoury builds a relentless plot and seeds the narrative with a deadly mystery that echoes themes of her first novel, Origin(2012).a The science-fiction elements and setting evoke Jurassic Park'sthemes of human meddling in nature, while touches of teen angst and love keep the book realistic and broaden the appeal.'a Booklist'Khoury keeps the tension throughout with life-threatening moments and narrow escapes . . . a true adventure story in an unusual setting.'a School Library Connection Reviews'A blend of survival/adventure, sci-fi, and first love, Kalahariis grounded in the resourceful courage of a girl raised in the African bush.a Thrilling, unpredictable, irresistible . . . six teenagers in dire straits, and the suspense never lets up.a Readers will flock to Jessica Khoury's masterful prose and storytelling.'a Will Hobbs, award-winning author of Far Northand Never Say Diea a "

Where the Crawdads Sing

Author: Delia Owens

Publisher: Corsair

ISBN: 9781472154644

Category:

Page: 384

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#1 New York Times Bestseller A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick "I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!" Reese Witherspoon "Painfully beautiful." The New York Times Book Review For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens. Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver and Celeste Ng, Where the Crawdads Sing is at once an exquisite ode to the natural world, a heartbreaking coming-of-age story, and a surprising tale of possible murder. Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.

The Trouble with Africa

Author: Vic Guhrs

Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa

ISBN: 0143027212

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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German-born artist Vic Guhrs came to Africa at the age of twenty-two to fulfil his boyhood dream of a life in wild places among wild animals. He lived for twenty-five years in an isolated bush camp in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia and knows that, despite its paradoxes and its mysteries, he can never leave Africa. The trouble with Africa, he says, is that once it is in your blood, like malaria, it is almost impossible to get rid of. And the trouble with Africa is also the trouble with those of us who settle here: as long as we insist on judging it from a Western perspective, we will be the outsiders - we will be forever baffled by it. The complexities of African attitudes that seem to confound us are perhaps not so complex after all; it is their very simplicity that we fail to understand. On the road to our civilised enlightenment have we lost the ability to see life in its most fundamental essence?

The Lost World Of The Kalahari

With 'The Great and the Little Memory'

Author: Laurens Van Der Post

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407073125

Category: Travel

Page: 256

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Laurens van der Post was fascinated and appalled at the fate of this remarkable people. Ostracised by all the changing face of African cultural life they retreated deep into the Kalahari desert. His fascinating attempt to capture their way of life and the secrets of their ancient heritage provide captivating reading and a unique insight into a forgotten way of life.

Kalahari Dreaming

The Romance of the Desert

Author: David Hilton-Barber

Publisher: 30 Degrees South

ISBN: 9780620595711

Category: History

Page: 132

View: 9080

"Kalahari--what a beautiful word. It rolls off the tongue with satisfying ease, seeming to apply distance. A great wilderness of waving grasses, humming with grasshopper song under a hot wind and a sky of vibrant blue." --Rupert Isaacson, The Healing Land But at my back I always hear Time's wingèd chariot hurrying near; And yonder all before us lie Deserts of vast eternity. --Andrew Marvell (1621-78) Oh that the desert were my dwelling place, With only one fair spirit for my minister. That I might forget the human race, And hating no one, love her only. --Lord Byron For hundreds of years the vast territory of the Kalahari remained a blank on the map. Yet it gripped the imagination of poets, painters, writers, dreamers, adventurers and not a few charlatans. This book is a whimsical anthology of those who were inspired by this desert, those who lived in its bitter confines and those who died in its dry embrace.

Elephant Tears

Author: N.A

Publisher: Pelican Publishing

ISBN: 9781455603800

Category:

Page: 241

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While investigating the endangered status of elephants in Kenya, the MacGregor kids tangle with international poachers.

The Shell tourist map & travel guide of Botswana

Author: Veronica Roodt,Shell Oil Company

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 191

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