The Eye of the Elephant

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 ...

The Eye of the Elephant

The Eye of the Elephant

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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The Eye of the Elephant
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Delia Owens, Mark Owens
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-10-29 - Publisher: HMH

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
Secrets of the Savanna
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Mark Owens, Delia Owens
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-07-17 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

"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
Delia and Mark Owens in Africa
Language: en
Pages: 960
Authors: Delia Owens
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-05-19 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Delia Owens, author of the best-selling Where the Crawdads Sing, began her career writing riveting real-life adventure and wildlife tales with her husband, Mark Owens. Collected in a single volume for the first time, these three odysseys show how the Owenses’ “ingenuity, courage, and accomplishment are beyond exaggeration.” (People) Carrying
The Elephant Who Lost an Eye
Language: en
Pages: 54
Authors: Colm V. Fahy
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-27 - Publisher:

"The Elephant who lost his Eye" is a traditional west African story about the important of patience. At the core of this brightly illustrated and inspiring tale for all ages is a simple message about taking chances, making mistakes, working together and working things out.
In the Eye of the Animal
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Patricia Cox Miller
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-03 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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.

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