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The Eye of the Elephant

The Eye of the Elephant

An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness

by Mark Owens and Delia Owens
Paperback
Publication Date: 09/12/1993
  $39.75
"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 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. 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.
ISBN:
9780395680902
9780395680902
Category:
Conservation of wildlife & habitats
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
09-12-1993
Language:
English
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
320
Dimensions (mm):
229x151x21mm
Weight:
0.45kg
Delia Owens

Delia Owens is the co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa including Cry of the Kalahari. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, The African Journal of Ecology, and many others. She currently lives in Idaho.

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