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’