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Wildlife Wars

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Wildlife Wars

My Fight to Save Africa's Natural Treasures

By Richard Leakey; Virginia Morell

St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312206260, 352pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2001


In this engrossing memoir, one of the most controversial, influential, and inspirational figures in African politics today gives the full story of his crusade to save Kenya's natural resources, and specifically the African elephant--a crusade that set him against internal corruption, poverty, and dangerous criminals. Sometimes at the risk of his own life, Leakey's love of Kenya, and his convictions about the direction his country--and all of sub-Sahara Africa--must take to survive, have been unshakeable. Wildlife Wars is the odyssey of an extraordinary man in an extraordinary land.

About the Author
For over 30 years Richard Leakey has made international headlines for his work in Kenya. He has authored or co-authored over 100 scientific articles and books, including "The Origin of Humankind," "Origins Reconsidere"d, and "The Sixth Extinction"

Virginia Morell is the author of "Ancestral Passions: The Leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind's Beginnings" and a contributing editor of "Discover "magazine.