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The Eye Of The Elephant

Author : Delia Owens
ISBN : 9780547524665
Genre : Nature
File Size : 67.22 MB
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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 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.
Category: Nature

Secrets Of The Savanna

Author : Mark Owens
ISBN : 0547527152
Genre : Nature
File Size : 57.28 MB
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"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, Secrets of the Savanna is a remarkable record of the Owenses's unique passions.
Category: Nature

Sharp Eye And The Elephants Who Didn T Know Their Strength

Author : Amer
ISBN : 1644269554
Genre :
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Children and adults of all ages love going to the circus! There are lots of yummy snacks, death-defying tricks, and perhaps the best part of all--lots of amazing wild creatures. At this particular circus there is an elephant family who is part of the act--a mama, a daddy, and a baby. At the end of the show each night, the elephants spend their time kept in a wooden pen and tied to a pole. But nearby Sharp Eye the Eagle watches and sees there might be a way to help the elephants . . . Sharp Eye & the Elephants That Didn't Know Their Strength reminds us of all the great and powerful things we can do once we know our own strengths.

Cry Of The Kalahari

Author : Mark Owens
ISBN : 9780544341647
Genre : Travel
File Size : 22.88 MB
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“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.
Category: Travel

In The Eye Of The Animal

Author : Patricia Cox Miller
ISBN : 9780812250350
Genre : History
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In the Eye of the Animal: Zoological Imagination in Ancient Christianity complicates the role of animals in early Christian thought by showing how ancient texts and images celebrated a continuum of human and animal life.
Category: History

Elijah And The Elephant

Author : Sheila Riedl
ISBN : 9781469128771
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 32.42 MB
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Elijah and the Elephant is a dream I had one night. It was a fun movie my mind played as I was sleeping. When I woke up the next morning, I could not stop thinking about the dream. I had prayed the night before for God to give me a new project to work on. I decided writing this book must be the project. I began to write down as much of the dream as I could remember. When my kids asked me what I was doing, I told them. They asked me to tell them the story. They liked it and wanted me to finish the story. My husband and kids encouraged me to turn the story into a book to share with others. I hope others will enjoy this fun story. It is a story about a adventurous young girl, friendship, and helping others.
Category: Juvenile Fiction