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The last lions of Africa : stories from the frontline in the battle to save a species / Anthony Ham.

Ham, Anthony, (author.).

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North Kansas City Public Library 599.757 HAM 2021 (Text) 0001002385001 Nonfiction New Available -

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1. The warrior and the lion -- 2. Cecil the Lion King and other stories -- 3. The last lion of Liuwa -- 4. Kalahari silences -- 5. Among the man-eaters -- Lion conservation programs.
Maps (vi) -- Prologue (1) -- 1. The warrior and the lion (9) -- 2. Cecil the Lion King and other stories (83) -- 3. The last lion of Liuwa (141) -- 4. Kalahari silences (207) -- 5. Among the man-eaters (269) -- Acknowledgements (323) -- Notes (327) -- Bibliography (329) -- Lion conservation programs (349) -- About the author (352).
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This is the riveting and illuminating story of Australian writer Anthony Ham's extraordinary journey into the world of lions. Haunted by the idea that they might disappear from the planet in our lifetime, he ventured deep into the African wilderness, speaking to local tribespeople and activists as well as to rangers, scientists and conservationists about why lions are close to extinction and what can be done to save them. In The Last Lions of Africa, we walk alongside Anthony as he reveals the latest extraordinary science surrounding the earth's dwindling lion populations and their often surprising relationship to mankind. As he uncovers heartbreaking and astonishing accounts of individual lions, prides and habitats, each chapter unfolds as both gripping campfire story and deeply researched exploration of larger mysteries in the natural world. Anthony's vivid storytelling weaves together natural history, ancient lore and multidisciplinary science to show us a world in which human populations are growing and wild lands are shrinking; where lions and indigenous peoples fight not for sovereignty over the land but for their very existence. In this gripping and crucial book, Anthony Ham brings Africa, its people and its endangered lions to magnificent life and shows the surprising ways those last lions might be saved.
Subject: Ham, Anthony > Travel > Africa.
Lion > Africa > History.
Lion > Behavior > Africa.
Human-animal relationships > Africa.
Wildlife conservation > Africa.
Big game animals > Africa.
Endangered species > Africa.
Game protection > Africa.
Africa > Social life and customs.
Africa > Description and travel.
Genre: History.

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