Cry of the Kalahari

Cry of the Kalahari

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by Mark Owens, Delia Owens
     
 

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This is the story of the Owens' travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, fire, storms, and the animals they loved. This best-selling book is for both travelers and animal lovers.

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This is the story of the Owens' travel and life in the Kalahari Desert. Here they met and studied unique animals and were confronted with danger from drought, fire, storms, and the animals they loved. This best-selling book is for both travelers and animal lovers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816139729
Publisher:
Cengage Gale
Publication date:
02/01/1986
Pages:
568

Meet the Author

MARK and DELIA OWENS are the authors of Cry of the Kalahari, aninternational bestseller and winner of the Burroughs Medal, andThe Eye of the Elephant.

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Cry of the Kalahari 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
My wife bought me this book for my birthday and I absolutely love it. It's beautifully written the story is sad, happy and full of anticipation as one travels through the daily lives of Delia and Mark Owens - the young couple camping in the middle of the Kalahari desert in conditions many of us armchair readers would cringe at on a good day. If you like true stories, this book will astonish You with its pages of honest truths faced deep in the heart of Africa's untamed wilderness. I highly recommend it to all adventure loving readers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Awesome book, will read it again and again
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is an absolute eye opener on the struggles of the Kalahari wildlife. I was amazed at the conflict between cattle ranchers and migrating animals. This book really teaches you that both man and animal can co-exsist together if both parties put some effort into it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is certainly one of the best books I have ever read and a true story at that. It speaks to the heart and the mind. It made me laugh outloud and weep from my soul. The dedication, intelligence and courage of Delia and Mark Owens in their efforts to study and ultimately save the Central Kalahari Game Reserve and the amazing animals that live there are truly amazing. I couldn't put it down and read it in two days. You will no doubt feel the same. I have shared it with numerous family and friends of all ages and they have all been touched and heartened by this story of love, wildlife and a true wilderness experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is truly a story of an African Adventure of Truth,Bravery,& Compassion. It reads like a Novel, but you learn about the behavior and habatit of the animals they are tracking with the hardships they encounter to acheive their goals. It is sad,Happy,and rewarding.I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a true adventure of African Wildlife. Their Sequal Book called 'THE EYE OF THE ELEPHANT' is another book which is even better than the first one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As an African this story brought tears to my eyes quite frequently and an unbearable longing to experience the bush as Mark and Delia did. It is beautiully written, its about that African Eden we all long for and oneness with nature that we desire from behind our computer screens and paperwork and the perseverance of the human spirit in chasing a dream. It describes wilderness areas in Botswana like they will never be seen again. I have been to the areas mentioned and they have changed irrevocably - Maun is now a bustling, tarmac surrounded, modern, faceless town, Deception Valley is open for tourists and been trampled by the rich from around the world, the Bushmen have been dumped outside the reserve initially created for them and the animals are now getting used to humans and not accepting them as part of normal nature as they did Mark and Delia. It's a must, must, buy book and will have you quivering with anticipation about what nature would spring on them next. Buy, buy, buy! If only I could have been there when they were!