DAS BUCH DES MONATS NOVEMBER
There were no roads, no towns, and only a few bands of native bushmen in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve. After a grueling reconnaissance through one of the most remote deserts of the world, Mark and Delia eventually settled in a tree island in Deception Valley, more than eight hours from the nearest outpost of civilization. In ancient times, the Kalahari was defined by rivers, whose dry channels remain today, bordered by slightly elevated sand dunes. Deception Valley is located on one of these ancient river beds.
For seven years, Delia and Mark lived in tents, and studied a pristine wilderness and its inhabitants. They did landmark research on black-maned Kalahari lions and the elusive brown hyena. They survived violent storms, wildfires and 120-degree heat while conducting their research. They chronicled their findings in their book.