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The Eye of the Elephant: An Epic Adventure in the African Wilderness Audio CD – Unabridged, March 1, 2021
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About the Author
Delia Owens is the author of Where the Crawdads Sing, her first novel, and the coauthor of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in AfricaCry of the Kalahari, The Eye of the Elephant, and Secrets of the Savanna. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, the African Journal of Ecology, and International Wildlife, among many others. She lives in Idaho, where she continues her support for the people and wildlife of Zambia.
- ASIN : B08ZD4MQW6
- Publisher : Tantor and Blackstone Publishing; Unabridged edition (March 1, 2021)
- Language : English
- Audio CD : 1 pages
- ISBN-13 : 979-8200361991
- Item Weight : 3.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.3 x 7.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,511,977 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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I adore elephants, they're amazing creatures. Naturally, this book title jumped out at me then.
The writing is excellent and really draws you in, the imagery is so vivid so that you can practically picture their environment.
I got this from the library and then ordered it from Amazon since I needed my own copy to reread and write in/give away.
The authors are not intimidated by any local resistance and in the process manage to actually transform the lives of many villagers from being poachers to making an honest living. The ugly practice of wide-spread poaching is heart breaking and the Owens tell their story with equal passion. They also touch on their personal problems - Mark's almost fanatical pursuit of poachers at great personal risk - and Delia's stress under those circumstances.
Having had the pleasure of observing these animals in the wild I was easily swept up in their battle against and their writing about it.
It made me realized how hard scientists work toward that goal and how so very few peole seem to care.
I would have ordered more, but I had orders 2 books, was charged, and never got them on Kndle Fire.
I recommend this kind of reading who is also interested in our environment>
Also the editor should be shot. I saw the same identical scene repeated three times. Plus many editing errors
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Mark & Delia Owens put their health, their marriage, and their lives on the line. In the end their efforts are rewarded though only when there are so few elephants left to kill, the global CITES agreement has undermined the ivory trading market, and the Zambia political regime is changed. When these things come together the alternative economic programmes and educational programmes initiated by the Owenses have the opportunity to fill the poaching void.
The account of these events told in the book ends in the early 1990's. Poachers are apprehended, poaching has almost stopped, though I wonder.... What is going on now? Has the Luangua elephant population recovered or has the area regressed again to poaching? A postscript would be good in a new edition of this book.