Born Free

Born Free

A Lioness of Two Worlds

Book - 2000
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There have been many accounts of the return to the wild of tame animals, but since its original publication in 1960, when the New York Times hailed it as a "fascinating and remarkable book," Born Free has stood alone in its power to move us.

Joy Adamson's story of a lion cub in transition between the captivity in which she is raised and the fearsome wild to which she is returned captures the abilities of both humans and animals to cross the seemingly unbridgeable gap between their radically different worlds. Especially now, at a time when the sanctity of the wild and its inhabitants is increasingly threatened by human development and natural disaster, Adamson's remarkable tale is an idyll, and a model, to return to again and again.

Illustrated with the same beautiful, evocative photographs that first enchanted the world forty years ago and updated with a new introduction by George Page, former host and executive editor of the PBS series Nature and author of Inside the Animal Mind, this anniversary edition introduces to a new generation one of the most heartwarming associations between man and animal.
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2000], ©1960
Edition: Fortieth anniversary edition
ISBN: 9780375714382
0375714383
Branch Call Number: 599.757 Ad
Characteristics: 220 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Page, George (George H.)

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