The Lion's Eye: Seeing In The Wild

Hardcover | August 31, 2009

byJoanna Greenfield

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Joanna Greenfield dreamed of traveling to <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">East Africa to study one of the last known populations of wild chimpanzees. When she was offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance, the young student set off from peaceful <_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">Kenya into politically hazardous <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_country-region _w3a_st="on">Uganda. From there, a small team of guides led her into the mountains.

In stunningly evocative language, <_st13a_city _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_place _w3a_st="on">Greenfield depicts the beauty of the rainforest and the determination required to wait for one transcendent encounter in the wild. But even one of the most remote places in the world is not immune to terrifying man-made conflict. <_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_city _w3a_st="on">Greenfield and her team are robbed by poachers and harassed by soldiers. Eventually, it becomes too dangerous to continue her research, though she knows she may never be allowed to return.

THE LION'S EYE is the true story of one woman's burning mission to connect with animals--an adventure story and against-the-odds quest for a wilderness few of us have ever glimpsed.

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Joanna Greenfield dreamed of traveling to East Africa to study one of the last known populations of wild chimpanzees. When she was offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance, the young student set off from peaceful Kenya into politically hazardous Uganda. From there, a small team of guides led her into the mountains.In stunningly evocative la...

Joanna Greenfield talked a scientist into giving her a chimpanzee research site between her junior and senior years of college, in the Impenetrable Forest of Uganda. After graduating, she worked at a breeding center in Israel, where she was attacked by a hyena. Her account of the attack was published in The New Yorker in 1996. She live...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.75 × 1.25 inPublished:August 31, 2009Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316328480

ISBN - 13:9780316328487

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"Written in dazzling prose, The Lion's Eye gives us a way of seeing as big as the vault of African sky tracing the curvature of the earth. Greenfield's illuminating tale is densely woven with a physical courage that transcends the safer worlds of safari travel and even conventional wildlife biology. She stalks the mountain trails with a fierce determination and gives us language that explodes out onto the plain like the expanding consciousness of the first hominoids leaving the forest for the savanna. It is the blinding white light of the near-death encounter. I haven't read a book like this in a very long time."-Doug Peacock, Author of In the Presence of Grizzlies and Walking it Off: A Veteran's Chronicle of War and Wilderness