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The Resource Secrets of the savanna : twenty-three years in the African wilderness unraveling the mysteries of elephants and people, Mark and Delia Owens

Secrets of the savanna : twenty-three years in the African wilderness unraveling the mysteries of elephants and people, Mark and Delia Owens

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Secrets of the savanna : twenty-three years in the African wilderness unraveling the mysteries of elephants and people
Title
Secrets of the savanna
Title remainder
twenty-three years in the African wilderness unraveling the mysteries of elephants and people
Statement of responsibility
Mark and Delia Owens
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Language
eng
Summary
When Mark and Delia Owens settled in Zambia, they found elephants and other wildlife decimated by poachers; the local villagers, who depended on the wildlife, were driven to desperate acts--including poaching themselves. To save people and animals, the Owenses started a microlending program that lifted the villagers out of poverty. But older elephants had been slaughtered, taking with them knowledge that had been passed along for generations. Left behind was social chaos--single moms, solitary orphans, rowdy gangs of young males--and a scientific mystery: how could there be so many babies and so few females old enough to be mothers? An orphan eventually provided the clue to a remarkable discovery. Meanwhile, the poachers shifted their sights from the elephants to the Owenses, finally driving them out of the country. After two decades in Africa, Mark and Delia returned to America to find social changes frighteningly similar to what they had seen among the elephants of Zambia.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
599.67/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.P98
LC item number
O95 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Secrets of the savanna : twenty-three years in the African wilderness unraveling the mysteries of elephants and people, Mark and Delia Owens
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-214) and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 230 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780395893104
Lccn
2005023842
Other control number
9780395893104
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
ocm61362711
Label
Secrets of the savanna : twenty-three years in the African wilderness unraveling the mysteries of elephants and people, Mark and Delia Owens
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-214) and index
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxiii, 230 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780395893104
Lccn
2005023842
Other control number
9780395893104
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
ocm61362711

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