Cry of the Kalahari
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. There they lived for seven years, in an unexplored area with no roads, no people, no source of water for thousands of square miles. In this vast wilderness they met animals that had never seen humans before, and would wake in the morning to find lions sleeping near them. Leopards, giraffes and brown hyenas were regular visitors to their camp. But the Kalahari is not Eden, and Mark and Delia were continually threatened by wildfires, drought, violent storms, and sometimes by the animals they studied and loved.
National bestseller, New York Times bestseller, international bestseller, winner of the John Burroughs Award for nature writing; serialized in Life Magazine; condensed in Reader’s Digest. National Geographic Special.
Eye of the Elephant
After writing their remarkable bestseller Cry of the Kalahari, Delia and Mark Owens set off on another African odyssey in search of a new wilderness Eden.
They thought they had found it in a remote valley of Zambia, where the hippos swam in the river just below their tents, lions stalked the bush, and elephants wandered into camp to eat marula fruits.
But the peace was soon shattered with gunfire, and Delia and Mark were inexorably drawn into a struggle to save not only the wildlife but their own lives.
Secrets Of The Savanna
Crossing stick bridges over swollen rivers and battling swarms of tsetse flies, Delia and Mark Owens continued their program of assisting villagers to find alternative jobs to poaching until the shooting of elephants ended.
Delia moved into her own camp on the banks of the Luangwa River, and from there studied the recovering elephant herds.
The Owens discovered that the scattered elephants now consisted mostly of single moms with their calves, but these small groups grew in size because the females gave birth at a much earlier age than normal, giving hope that someday the great herds will return.
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