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The Resource Lions in the balance : man-eaters, manes, and men with guns, Craig Packer

Lions in the balance : man-eaters, manes, and men with guns, Craig Packer

Label
Lions in the balance : man-eaters, manes, and men with guns
Title
Lions in the balance
Title remainder
man-eaters, manes, and men with guns
Statement of responsibility
Craig Packer
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From flat-topped acacia trees to great migrations of wildebeest across an edgeless expanse of grass, the Serengeti is one of the world's most renowned ecosystems. And at the apex of this incredible landscape prowls its seemingly indomitable ruler: the Serengeti lion. These majestic mammals are skillful hunters, iconic, and integral to Serengeti health. But they also commit infanticide; eat local people and destroy local livelihoods; are a source of profit for those who make money shooting or conserving them (and sometimes both); and are in constant danger from the encroachments of another species: humans. With Lions in the Balance, celebrated lion researcher and conservationist Craig Packer takes us back into the complex, tooth-and-claw worlds of lion conservation and behavior. A sequel to Packer's Into Africa--which gave many readers their first experience of field work in Africa, of Tanzanian roads, of long hours spent identifying lions by their ear marks and scars, and of the joys of bootlegged Grateful Dead tapes beneath savannah moons--this diary-based chronicle of adventure, real-life danger, and corruption will both alarm and entertain. Packer's story offers a look into the future of the lion, one in which the politics of conservation will require survival strategies far more creative and powerful than any now possessed by the citizens of the savannah--humans included. Packer is sure to infuriate poachers, politicians, and conservationists alike as he minces no words about the problems he sees. But with a narrative stretching from Arusha to Washington, DC, and marked by Packer's signature humor and incredible candor, Lions in the Balance is a tale of courage against impossible odds, a masterly blend of science and storytelling, and an urgent call to action that will captivate a pride of readers
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Packer, Craig
Dewey number
599.75709678/27
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QL737.C23
LC item number
P32 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Packer, Craig
  • Lion
  • Lion
  • Lion
  • Lion
  • Ethologists
Label
Lions in the balance : man-eaters, manes, and men with guns, Craig Packer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Undertow -- 1. Fools rush in -- 2. Savannas forever -- 3. Luke Sidewalker -- 4. Limbo -- 5. Milk stains on white trousers -- 6. Fences -- 7. Fade out -- 8. Exile -- 9. Uptow -- 10. Object permanence
Control code
ocn898717515
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780226092959
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014049420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a509721
  • (OCoLC)898717515
Label
Lions in the balance : man-eaters, manes, and men with guns, Craig Packer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Undertow -- 1. Fools rush in -- 2. Savannas forever -- 3. Luke Sidewalker -- 4. Limbo -- 5. Milk stains on white trousers -- 6. Fences -- 7. Fade out -- 8. Exile -- 9. Uptow -- 10. Object permanence
Control code
ocn898717515
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
346 pages
Isbn
9780226092959
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014049420
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a509721
  • (OCoLC)898717515

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