Cry of the Kalahari
Score: 4
From 9 Ratings

Cry of the Kalahari


  • Author : Mark Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0395647800


Cry of the Kalahari Book Description :

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...

Cry of the Kalahari
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Cry of the Kalahari


  • Author : Mark Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014-04-22
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544341647


Cry of the Kalahari Book Description :

“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, g...

Secrets of the Savanna
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Secrets of the Savanna


  • Author : Mark Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007-07-17
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0547527152


Secrets of the Savanna Book Description :

"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 in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia. There they studied the mysteries of the elephant population’s recovery after poaching, discovering remarkable similarities between humans and elephants. A young elephant named Gift provided the clue to help them crack the animals’ secret of survival. A stirring portrait of life in Africa, Secret...

Where the Crawdads Sing
Score: 4
From 165 Ratings

Where the Crawdads Sing


  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-08-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735219113


Where the Crawdads Sing Book Description :

#1 New York Times Bestseller A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick "I can't even express how much I love this book! I didn't want this story to end!"--Reese Witherspoon "Painfully beautiful."--The New York Times Book Review "Perfect for fans of Barbara Kingsolver."--Bustle For years, rumors of the "Marsh Girl" have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved...

The Eye of the Elephant
Score: 5
From 5 Ratings

The Eye of the Elephant


  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 1993-10-29
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547524665


The Eye of the Elephant Book Description :

The authors of Secrets of the Sahara battle the elephant poachers of Zambia in this “exciting . . . part adventure story, part wildlife tale” (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. The Eye of the Elephant recounts the Owens’ struggle to save these innocent animals from decimation, a jo...

Delia and Mark Owens in Africa

Delia and Mark Owens in Africa


  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780358394211


Delia and Mark Owens in Africa Book Description :

Delia Owens, author of the best-selling Where the Crawdads Sing, began her career writing riveting real-life adventure and wildlife tales with her husband, Mark Owens. Collected in a single volume for the first time, these three odysseys show how the Owenses’ “ingenuity, courage, and accomplishment are beyond exaggeration.” (People) Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Delia and Mark Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a third-hand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. In this vast wilderness they met animals that had never seen humans before, and leopards, giraffes, and brown hyenas were regular visitors to their camp, all chronicled in Cry of the Kalahari. But the Kala...

The Waterbug Book

The Waterbug Book


  • Author : John Gooderham
  • Publisher : CSIRO PUBLISHING
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0643066683


The Waterbug Book Book Description :

Freshwater invertebrates identification guide for both professionals and non-professionals. Contains a key to all the macroinvertebrate groups and photographs of live specimens....

Survivor s Song

Survivor s Song


  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Harpercollins Pub Limited
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Elephants
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0006380964


Survivor s Song Book Description :

The sequel to Cry of the Kalahari, this book takes up where the first began, with the Owenses returning to the Kalahari to continue their study of elephants. After deportation because of their open criticism of the government's soft stance on wildlife conservation, they find their way back to their research station to discover the remains of hundreds of poached elephants. Thus they begin a long struggle to raise consciousness about preservation among the officials, who live off black market ivory, and the villagers, who depend on elephant meat for food. Mark's obsession with catching the poachers leads to vicious confrontations and to intense strain in his relationship with Delia....

Kalahari
Score: 3.5
From 8 Ratings

Kalahari


  • Author : Jessica Khoury
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-02-24
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698151048


Kalahari Book Description :

Deep in the Kalahari Desert, a Corpus lab protects a dangerous secret… But what happens when that secret takes on a life of its own? When an educational safari goes wrong, five teens find themselves stranded in the Kalahari Desert without a guide. It’s up to Sarah, the daughter of zoologists, to keep them alive and lead them to safety, calling on survival know-how from years of growing up in remote and exotic locales. Battling dehydration, starvation and the pangs of first love, she does her best to hold it together, even as their circumstances grow increasingly desperate. But soon a terrifying encounter makes Sarah question everything she’s ever known about the natural world. A silver lion, as though made of mercury, makes a vicious, unprovoke...

Adrift
Score: 4
From 44 Ratings

Adrift


  • Author : Steven Callahan
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2002-10-17
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0547526563


Adrift Book Description :

Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan’s dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing” (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library....