[bksvol-discuss] Book Submitted: Living Free
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- Date: Sat, 3 Jun 2006 23:12:10 -0400 (EDT)
A book for your validating pleasure. Someone is using the bowling alley below me, so I suspect I won't be sleeping any time soon. Smile. Living Free By Joy Adamson Needs a spell check, rest should be good. From the Book Jacket: Even more fascinating than the beloved best seller Born Free is this absorbing story of how Elsa, the world-famous lioness, raised her three cubs in the African bush with the help of her devoted friends, Joy and George Adamson. This stirring story of the cubs' first year of life reveals an unusually rewarding relationship between animals and humans that dissolves the barriers between the two worlds. For although the cubs-impish , Jespah, jealous Gopa, and timid Little Elsa-romp through these pages with carefree abandon, the adults-the Adamsons and Elsa-must contend with the ever- present menaces of the wild-charging buffaloes, crocodiles lurking in the shallows, marauding elephants, hostile lions, and, most treacherous of all, enraged African poachers out gunning for Elsa's hide. And Elsa herself must juggle three roles: the cubs' vigilant mother, the Adamsons' touchingly affectionate friend, and the primitive mate of a wild lion. Joy Adamson's sensitive appreciation and concern for all living things, and the remarkably intimate view of Elsa's life with her cubs, give the reader a rare sense of participation in life in the wild. As Sir Julian Huxley points out in his introduction, this unique record of an astonishingly personal relationship between humans and animals makes this book scientifically significant, as well as an intensely movingrevelation of human experience. "All in all, Living Free is a remarkable story, as extraordinary as Born Free, and in many ways more interesting." -Sir Julian Huxley With 64 pages of superb photographs Joy Adamson was born in Vienna and has spent over twenty years in Kenya. As the wife of the Senior Game Warden of the Northern Frontier District inAfrica she has explored some of the most inaccessible regions of that vast area. She is well known as a painter, a skilled photographer, and, since the publication of Born Free, a best- selling author. Mrs. Adamson and her husband, George, are currently raising funds to preserve African wild life in a project called the "Elsa Appeal." This money will be used to move animals from areas where they may endanger human life or damage crops or stock, to areas where they can live their natural lives without interfering with man or his activities. Because Elsa was a lioness of two worlds, who built a bridge between men and the animal creation, the fund has been named after her. Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com Dog ownership is like a rainbow. Puppies are the joy at one end. Old dogs are the treasure at the other. Carolyn Alexander To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.
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