Cry of the Kalahari (Paperback)
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Cry of the Kalahari (Paperback)

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Paperback 480 Pages
Published: 04/08/2022
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Originally published in 1984, this immersive memoir co-written by the author of Where the Crawdads Sing details a remarkable seven-year odyssey in the desolate Kalahari as the young couple embarked upon pioneering zoology research.

The incredible memoir by international bestselling author of Where The Crawdads Sing, Delia Owens and her then partner Mark Owens', charting their time researching wildlife in the Kalahari Desert. Reissued and in full colour, for the first time since its original publication.

In the early 1970s, carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, Mark and Delia 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, and no source of water for thousands of square miles. In this vast wilderness the Owenses began their zoology research, working alongside lions, brown hyenas, jackals, giraffes, and the many other creatures they came to know.

Cry of the Kalahari is a gripping account of how two young Americans survived the dangers of living in one of the last pristine areas on Earth. Reissued for the first time since its original publication in 1984, this beautiful new edition contains never-seen-before, colour photographs of Mark and Delia on their adventure of a lifetime.


'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

'For anyone interested in animals or in real life adventure, this book is a must' Jane Goodall

'Extraordinary . . . How the couple overcome the hazards of the desert and came to appreciate its living richness makes fascinating reading . . . Read their remarkable book to be delighted, moved, and awed'
People Magazine

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781472156457
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 400 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 34 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

For anyone interested in animals or in real live adventure, this book is a must - Jane Goodall

Extraordinary... How the couple overcame the hazards of the desert and came to appreciate its living richness makes fascinating reading... Read their remarkable book to be delighted, moved and awed - People Magazine

Leaps off the page and sweeps you away - Los Angeles Times

Splendid...If [the Owenses's] survival is a wonder, so is their book - stirring, heartening and elegiac all at once - Newsweek

One of the best testimonials to the perseverance, idealism and general spunk of passionate animal students - Washington Post

Mark and Delia Owens's simple human passion and dedication are invigorating. This is a remarkable and important story - Barry Lopez

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“Extraordinary couple - living with lions/hyenas”

A true adventure story from the Author of Where the Crawdad’s Sing, Delia Owens and her husband Mark.
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