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.
Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 I remember the elephant in the Luangwa Valley of Zambia. In the last fifteen years, one hundred thousand elephants have been slaughtered by poachers in this valley. Elephants usually run at the first sight or scent of man, but in this valley, they stand their ground and are slaughtered. #2 We had returned to the Kalahari in 1985, hoping to find the same lions we had studied for years, and to continue the research for another five years. But we had another objective: to preserve the area for the benefit of the local people through wildlife tourism. #3 The eye of the elephant is the eye of the storm. It is a ray of hope that shines through the chaos of a storm.
A sacred light grid surrounds Table Mountain -- a network of sacred springs, caves, stone giants and geometrically aligned marker-stones. Some have human faces with their eyes aligned to interact with the cardinal directions of the sun, the Solstices and Equinoxes. Who did this and why? What message do they hold for us? Following the pathways of the sun through the eyes of ancient peoples, we discover the antiquity of the human spirit and the interconnectedness of all things. The book takes one on a colourful journey of rediscovery. It has been designed so that readers (of all ages) can open it at any page and be drawn into the journey through the magical pathway and photographs that weave the book together.
Explores the political and poetic understanding of the deconstruction of the 'animal question'How does deconstruction understand relations between humans and other animals? This collection of essays reveals that across Jacques Derrida's work as a whole, as well as that of Helene Cixous and Nicholas Royle, deconstruction has always addressed questions about animality. In this collection, for example, Cixous asks after human intervention between the death of a wild bird and the predation of a domestic cat. Kelly Oliver pursues Derrida's analysis of what or whose gaze is at stake when a King oversees the autopsy of an elephant. Royle examines in what sense the vulnerable impressions made by the tunnelling of a mole might be thought of as the traces of a text. Re-examining how we relate to other animals has far-reaching implications for how we think of ourselves. Across this collection authors bring to attention the politics and the ethics of a less anthropocentric world. Even when this world is grasped
Illustrated with more than 200 photographs, this unique biography explores the life of Ernest Hemingway, the women he loved, and his affinity for the companion animals--both cats and dogs--he kept throughout his lifetime.