Cry of the Kalahari

by Owens, Mark, 1944-

Format: Print Book 1984
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"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, 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.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "From operating on a lion's broken leg to giving handouts to a friendly hornbill to waking up surrounded by lions, the authors relate many of their adventures during seven years studying wildlife in the central Kalahari. (F 1 85)"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Animals -- Kalahari Desert.
Animals -- Botswana.
Kalahari Desert -- Description and travel.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Co.,1984
Contributors Owens, Delia.
Language English
Notes "A Mariner book."
Description 341 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-330) and index.
ISBN 9780395647806 (pbk.)
0395647800 (pbk.)
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