Karen Ross Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari

ISBN 13: 9780026051507

Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari

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9780026051507: Okavango: Jewel of the Kalahari

Based on a three-part television series, this book examines how, despite the Kalahari's immense wilderness of sands and sun-dried grasses, nature has adapted to the scarcity of water. It looks at the ecology of the Okavango Delta and at what is being done to conserve the environment of Botswana.

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A well-known conservationist, Karen Ross has spent a major part of the last two decades living, breathing and fighting for the Okavango . Her book, which generated the now common term Jewel of the Kalahari , was first published as a companion piece to a BBC documentary with the same title, which she researched and wrote. She has a doctorate in wildlife ecology and is employed by Conservation International, a major conservation force world-wide.

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The Okavango River flows through the Kalahari Desert, culminating in a unique delta in northern Botswana. Many species of wildlife, some quite exotic, live in this region, and this book seeks to impart the flavor of life there. The tepid style and pedestrian prose, however, leave the reader unmoved. Ross, who lives in Botswana, seems determined to cram into one volume as much information as possible about southern Africa; the resulting mountain of detail is overwhelming. Many color photographs show the magnificence of the region, but the book cannot be recommended on their merits alone. Furthermore, after the first reading, several pages of photographs fell out. Libraries need sturdier material than this. (Companion to a PBS series.) Randy Dykhuis, Grand Rapids P.L., Mich.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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