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Author Owens, Delia, author.

Title The Eye of the Elephant [electronic resource] : An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness / Delia Owens.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt / Open Road Integrated Media, [1993]
©1993

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Summary An "exciting" true account of battling the elephant poachers of Zambia by the author of Where the Crawdads Sing and her fellow biologist ( 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. From the authors of Secrets of the Savanna, The Eye of the Elephant is "part adventure story, part wildlife tale," recounting the Owens's 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 ( The Boston Globe ). 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.
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Subject Owens, Delia.
Owens, Mark, 1944-
Wildlife conservationists -- United States -- Biography.
Elephants -- Luangwa River Valley (Zambia and Mozambique)
Wildlife conservation -- Luangwa River Valley (Zambia and Mozambique)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Owens, Mark, 1944-
ISBN 9780547524665 (epub)
Standard No. 9780547524665

 
    
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