In The Eye of the Elephant, Mark Owens takes us on an epic adventure deep into the African wilderness. Venturing beyond any tourist trail, Owens and his team track down elephants in their natural habitat, revealing a side to these creatures few have ever seen. Along the way, we come to understand the importance of these animals not just to Africa’s ecology but also its history and culture. A truly breathtaking account of one man’s journey into nature at its most inhospitable, The Eye of the Elephant is a riveting read that will leave you awestruck by both the power and beauty of elephants.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for travel and tourism enthusiasts who want to go off the beaten path and learn about elephants in their natural habitat. It provides an intimate look at these creatures, showing readers aspects of their lives that they would never see otherwise.
- The author takes the reader on an epic adventure into the African wilderness, revealing a side to elephants few have ever seen.
- The book provides an in-depth look at the importance of elephants to Africa’s ecology, history, and culture.
- It is a riveting read that will leave you awestruck by both the power and beauty of elephants.
- The author spends too much time discussing the history and culture of elephants, rather than providing a detailed account of his own journey.
- The book is poorly edited, with numerous mistakes throughout.
- Owens’ writing style is often dry and unengaging.
Learn more about the author
Mark Owens is an adventure journalist and author who has written for magazines such as National Geographic, Outside, Men’s Journal, and Backpacker. He has also worked as a producer on the Emmy-nominated series Life of Mammals with David Attenborough.
“The Eye of the Elephant is a work of nature writing at its finest. It’s also an adventure story, as Mark Owens and his team follow elephants deep into the African bush. What I found most interesting, though, was the way in which these animals are woven into the fabric of African culture and history.”
“Spectacular! Eye-opening and highly entertaining.”
“This is a captivating, highly personal account of one man’s journey to see elephants in their natural habitat. With stunning photographs and lyrical prose, Mark Owens brings us face-to-face with these majestic animals as he experiences all the perils and rewards of wilderness travel.”