Cry for the Lions

Cry for the Lions This is Gareth Patterson s first book originally published in when he was twenty four years old It is the story of the lions of Mashatu and of the very real problems existing for the preservatio

  • Title: Cry for the Lions
  • Author: Gareth Patterson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 460
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • This is Gareth Patterson s first book, originally published in 1988 when he was twenty four years old It is the story of the lions of Mashatu and of the very real problems existing for the preservation of the species throughout Africa Incredibly, it is a true story, one that reaches the heart, divulges some of the mysteries of the wilds and takes the reader into a new woThis is Gareth Patterson s first book, originally published in 1988 when he was twenty four years old It is the story of the lions of Mashatu and of the very real problems existing for the preservation of the species throughout Africa Incredibly, it is a true story, one that reaches the heart, divulges some of the mysteries of the wilds and takes the reader into a new world of experience, deep in the African bush, with the lion prides.Alongside the story of the lions, one shares the grief of bereaved elephants, feels the wind blowing over the grasslands, through the riverine and the Mopane One feels the heartbeat and the atmosphere of the wild places of Africa Gareth shows how the weather and the seasons have a ripple effect on the grasses, the bushes, the trees, the rodents, the birds, the antelope, the cats and other predators, and finally the scavengers All this is beautifully depicted through the eyes of a naturalist and an artist Cry for the Lions leaves one with a sense of awe for the beauty and complexity of Africa s wild places and the enlightened realisation that, because of the developing circumstances throughout the African continent, man must now be the final guardian of the lion.Praise for Cry for the Lions Cry for the Lions is an emotive storya heartrending statement on the declining population of these majestic cats because of the shortage of space and the encroachment of man The Star, Johannesburg.Find out about Gareth Patterson at his website garethpatterson

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    1. This is a depressing read. It is a book which is designed -even unto its very title- to make you sad. I actually appreciate the clarity of the title, because it told me exactly what this book was and what I should expect from it, so I did not go in with any false expectations.This book is a series to tragic events punctuated by brief glimpses of something brighter and more worthwhile that is put there especially to make the unhappy parts of the story that much more emotional to the reader.The ma [...]

    2. one of the better nonfiction books on lions I've read. however I found the last encounter very disappointing. any person who has studied or hunted lions for a long period of time knows that any lion that is wounded, regardless of age or relationship, will charge. sound lions either stand their ground or run away. if Patterson had been studying lions for so long he would have known this.

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