Cry of the Kalahari

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1984 - Biography & Autobiography - 341 pages

"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.

 

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In 1974 Mark and Delia headed to Africa to start a research project just one year after their wedding day. Cry of the Kalahari is the story of their seven years in the Kalahari Desert. Taking turns ... Read full review

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I do envy lots of what Mark and Delia Owens experienced living in the Kalahari.The up and personal with lions thrilled me as did getting so close to the den of the brown hyenas. However, pythons and ... Read full review

Contents

Prologue i
1
Water
21
Fire
35
The Cry of the Kalahari
48
s Star
70
Camp
83
The African Frontier
99
Bones
111
The Trophy Shed
195
Kalahari Gypsies
208
Gypsy Cub
222
Lions with No Pride 23 5
235
The Dust of My Friend
245
A School for Scavengers
253
Pepper
265
Muffin
275

The Carnivore Rivalry
131
Lions in the Rain
141
The van der Westhuizen Story
164
Return to Deception
171
Gone from the Valley
189
Blue
284
Black Pearls in the Desert
292
Kalahari High
309
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About the author (1984)

MARK AND DELIA OWENS are the authors of Cry of the Kalahari, an international bestseller and winner of the John Burroughs Medal, The Eye of the Elephant, and Secrets of the Savanna. Delia is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Where the Crawdads Sing.

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