The Eye of the Elephant

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 ...

The Eye of the Elephant

The Eye of the Elephant

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.

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The Eye of the Elephant
Language: un
Pages: 320
Authors: Delia Owens, Mark Owens
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-10-29 - Publisher: HMH

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
The Eye of the Elephant
Language: un
Pages: 322
Authors: Cordelia Dykes Owens
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-10-29 - Publisher: Mariner Books

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.
Secrets of the Savanna
Language: un
Pages: 256
Authors: Mark Owens, Delia Owens
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-07-17 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

"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
Cry of the Kalahari
Language: un
Pages: 341
Authors: Mark Owens, Delia Owens
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 1984 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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
The Life and Work of Jalal-Ud-Din Rumi
Language: en
Pages: 319
Authors: Afzal Iqbal
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-01 - Publisher: The Other Press

Rumi is perhaps the only example in world literature of a devoted prose writer who suddenly burst forth into poetry during middle age to become a truly great mystical poet for all time. This book, a long-overdue reckoning of his life and work, begins with a description and examination of

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