Rise of the Lioness Restoring a Habitat and its Pride on the Liuwa Plains by Bradley Hague

Rise of the Lioness Restoring a Habitat and its Pride on the Liuwa Plains

Written by Bradley Hague
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Rise of the Lioness Restoring a Habitat and its Pride on the Liuwa Plains by Bradley Hague

Poaching and war damaged an isolated wilderness in West Zambia, reducing its lion population to just one: Lady, the last lioness. Witness Lady's fight for survival in this evocative narrative on the decline, fall, and rebirth of the Liuwa Plains. Follow Lady as she grapples with a landscape altered by human hands and discover how both Lady and humankind restore balance to the environment. More than a story about one brave lion, The Lioness offers a great introduction to life science by looking at the workings of an ecosystem, the methods of scientists and environmentalists, and explaining the interconnection between the plant, animal, and human systems.


National Geographic's trademark flair for breathtaking wildlife photos is well matched by Hague's authoritative and well-developed narrative in this engaging account of the restoration of the once endemic lion population to the human-ravaged Liuwa Plains, in Africa. Hague comprehensively describes not only the ecological concepts at work but the history of conflict and colonization that led to the destruction of protections for Liuwa... All of these elements together make for a highly informative account of both the personable lion and the unique habitat, which will draw in readers looking for a captivating casual read just as much as those on the hunt for report material. Engrossing and masterfully executed. -- Booklist Starred Review

-- Midwest Book Review .

About the Author

BRADLEY HAGUE has worked with National Geographic for years, researching and developing television documentaries including the award-winning book and TV series Alien Deep, The Human Fmaily Tree, and Explorer: The Moment of Death. His work also has appeared on the Discovery Channel, The History Channel, and BBC News.

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Interest Age: From 5 to 10 years


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Publication date

13th September 2016



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