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Born Free A Lioness of Two Worlds

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ISBN-10: 0375714383

ISBN-13: 9780375714382

Edition: 40th (Anniversary)

Authors: Joy Adamson, Joy Adamson

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There have been many accounts of the return to the wild of tame animals, but since its original publication in 1960, when the New York Times hailed it as a "fascinating and remarkable book," Born Free has stood alone in its power to move us. Joy Adamson's story of a lion cub in transition between the captivity in which she is raised and the fearsome wild to which she is returned captures the abilities of both humans and animals to cross the seemingly unbridgeable gap between their radically different worlds. Especially now, at a time when the sanctity of the wild and its inhabitants is increasingly threatened by human development and natural disaster, Adamson's remarkable tale is an idyll,…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Edition: 40th
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/16/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.11" wide x 9.09" long x 0.61" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Joy Adamson was a pioneer in the field of conservation. With her husband George, senior game warden in a huge area of the northern frontier province of Kenya, she established one of the world’s first wild animal appeals. Now the Elsa Conservation Trust, it operates an education, training and wildlife retreat centre at the Adamsons’ former home of Elsamere, on the shores of Lake Naivasha.

Foreword to the Fortieth Anniversary Edition
Cub Life
Elsa Meets Other Wild Animals
Elsa Goes to the Indian Ocean
The Man-Eating Lions
Safari to Lake Rudolf
Elsa and Wild Lions
The First Release
The Second Release
The Final Test