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Lions in the balance
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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.
|LC Classifications||QL737.C23 P32 2015|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||346|
|LC Control Number||2014049420|
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Buy Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns on simplicityhsd.com FREE SHIPPING on qualified ordersCited by: 7. I read this book because Dr. Craig Packer is a National Geographic Explorer.
This isn't quite the book I expected and is not like other naturalist books of the same ilk-- this is not a book about how lions are complex creatures with feelings, or about lion ecology and behavior, or even about the author's adventures in the Serengeti bush/5.
What makes this book so engaging is the writing. Lions in the Balance is far from a dry dissertation; at times, it reads like a political thriller Packer has written a fascinating book exploring some controversial and emotional subjects.
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In Lions in the Balance, author and scientist Craig Packer chronicles his attempts to protect Tanzanian lions, reform the Tanzanian trophy hunting industry, and combat corruption in Tanzanian politics.
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About the book, from the publisher: If you are a morani (warrior), you have your spear at the ready—you could be the hero, but you will have to wait until the morning light before you can go out and prove yourself. 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.
Jul 29, · Lions in the Balance: Can hunting save the kings of the jungle?. Death threats, blackmail, and megalomaniac politicians: Craig Packer’s latest book lays bare the reality of trying to balance.
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Lions in the Balance Man-eaters, Manes, and Men With Guns (Book): Packer, Craig: 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. Jul 29, · Lions in the Balance: Can hunting save the kings of the jungle?.
From safeguarding cubs to combating corruption, ecologist Chris Packer lays out the benefits of trophy hunting to lion conservation. The Court of the Lions (Spanish: Patio de los Leones; Arabic: بهو السباع ) is the main courtyard of the Nasrid dynasty Palace of the Lions, [further explanation needed] in the heart of the Alhambra, the Moorish citadel formed by a complex of palaces, gardens and forts in Granada, simplicityhsd.com was commissioned by the Nasrid sultan Muhammed V of the Emirate of Granada in Al-Andalus.
Oct 23, · Craig Packer is professor of ecology, evolution, and behavior and director of the Lion Research Center at the University of Minnesota. He lives in Minneapolis, MN.
Here he dreamcasts an adaptation of his new book, Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns: Craig Packer, lion researcher and naïve optimist – either Daniel Day-Lewis or Clive Owen.
Aug 04, · Craig Packer tackles the issue in his new book, Lions in the Balance (University of Chicago Press ).He has said that killing male lions age 6 or older won’t torpedo conservation efforts because by that age almost all males have had their chance to reproduce and protect their cubs.
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Lion prides can be as small as 3 or as big as 40 animals. In a pride, lions hunt prey, raise cubs, and defend their territory simplicityhsd.com prides the females do most of the hunting and cub rearing. Usually all the lionesses in the pride are related—mothers, daughters, grandmothers, and sisters.Craig Packer's "Lions in the Balance" Craig Packer is professor of ecology, evolution, and behavior and director of the Lion Research Center at the University of Minnesota.
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