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Cry of the Kalahari Paperback – 29 Jun 1989


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  • Paperback: 355 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; New edition edition (29 Jun 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006370306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006370307
  • Product Dimensions: 23.1 x 12.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 133,398 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In 1974 Mark and Delia Owens, two young American scientists, auctioned off everything they owned and travelled to Africa. They were determined to study the great carnivores before lack of conservation policies led to the final destruction of African wildlife. 'Cry of the Kalahari' is the story of their seven years with lions, brown hyenas, jackals, birds, shrews, lizards and the many other creatures they came to know; it tells how they survived and conducted research in one of the last and largest pristine areas on earth.

"As exciting a book about African wildlife as ever you have read"
JOHN HILLABY/ HAM AND HIGH

"It is another 'Born Free'"
DAILY MAIL

"For anyone interested in animals or in real life adventure, for anyone fascinated by the desert, its harsh cruelty punctuated by spells of green beauty, this book is a must. It provides unique, enthralling and extremely significant insights into the behaviour of the lions and other carnivores of the Kalahari"
JANE GOODALL


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By iAfrica on 22 Sep 2010
Format: Hardcover
A must read for all who love Africa and are moved by the sad reality of our planet loosing so much of it's wilderness to the ever growing demands of mankind.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cm on 13 Feb 2010
Format: Paperback
Having never been Africa or been on a safari before this book was recommended to me whilst trying to decide which country or areas to visit. It's a fascinating account of the dedicated work of the two young students leaving everything behind to study the animals of the Kalahari desert in Botswana. Their encounters with the lions were truly remarkable, and despite opting to visit Tanzania in the end, this book provided a great insight into the African wilderness before setting off.

Highly recommended, and even if you're not planning going on a safari, I suspect you will by the end!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By "cottagearts" on 5 Jun 2003
Format: Paperback
I have a deep interest in Africa and its natural wildlife .This book is one of the best I have read to date.It is written with warmth and beauty.The descriptions of the animals and their antics are amazing,often humorous,sometimes touching,sometimes frightening.Through this book you want to be with this brave couple in their Kalahari camp,though deep inside grateful for the safety and comfort of home.
If you enjoy Laurens Van Der Post,chances are you will love this one.
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