Cry of the Kalahari

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1984 - Nature - 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.

 

Contents

Prologue I
1
Water
21
The Cry of the Kalahari
48
Star
70
Camp
83
The African Frontier
99
Bones III
111
The Carnivore Rivalry
131
The Trophy Shed
195
Kalahari Gypsies
208
Gypsy Cub
222
Lions with No Pride
235
The Dust of My Friend
245
A School for Scavengers
253
Pepper
265
Muffin
275

IO 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
Copyright

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About the author (1984)

DELIA OWENS is the author of the bestselling Where the Crawdads Sing, her first novel, and the coauthor of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa: Cry of the Kalahari, The Eye of theElephant, and Secrets of the Savanna. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, African Journal of Ecology, and International Wildlife, among many others. She lives in Idaho, where she continues her support for the people and wildlife of Zambia.

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