The Serengeti, land of endless space
Read Online

The Serengeti, land of endless space

  • 832 Want to read
  • ·
  • 0 Currently reading

Published by Rizzoli in New York .
Written in English



  • Serengeti Plain (Tanzania),
  • Tanzania,
  • Serengeti Plain.


  • Zoology -- Tanzania -- Serengeti Plain.,
  • Natural history -- Tanzania -- Serengeti Plain.,
  • Serengeti Plain (Tanzania)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 175).

Statement[edited by] Lisa and Sven-Olof Lindblad ; foreword by George B. Schaller ; contributions by Allan Earnshaw, Sandy Price, and Keith Shackleton.
ContributionsLindblad, Lisa., Lindblad, Sven-Olof.
LC ClassificationsQL337.T3 S44 1989
The Physical Object
Pagination176 p. :
Number of Pages176
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2186038M
ISBN 100847810968, 0847810976
LC Control Number89004041

Download The Serengeti, land of endless space


The Serengeti reawakens a sense of wonder in the human soul: a panorama of rocky outcrops and acacia trees, of grass and sky stretching for as far as the eye can see. It is achingly beautiful at any time of the year, whether the harsh, desolate land of the dry . Jonathan and Angela Scott have spent much of their adult lives working in the greatest wildlife haven on earth: a slice of wild Africa that straddles the Kenya-Tanzania border and is known as the Mara-Serengeti. This ‘land of endless space’ is home to myriad wild creatures, reminding us of the time when man roamed savannah Africa in search of food and shelter alongside the great beasts. The Serengeti could very well be the mecca of all national parks. With wildlife happenings which possess a certain fanfare that could be compared to major sporting events. It’s no wonder that the area is a national treasure to the Eastern African country of Tanzania and is situated on the Kenyan border. Spanning a massive area of nea square kilometers, the Serengeti is a microcosm of life in balance. The Masai people call these plains Siringet, translated as “land of endless space.” Here nature serves up a massive ecosystem which endures the endless cycle of life and death.

The Serengeti (meaning “Land of Endless space” in Maasai language) Ecosystem is one of the most prolific places to see an extraordinary variety and quantity of wildlife. In particular, during the wet months of December to March the Wildebeests’ migration gathers on the short grass plains of the Southern Serengeti and the adjacent Ngorongoro Conservation Area to give birth to their calves.   By Kim Ann Zimmermann - Live Science Contributor J The Serengeti is a vast ecosystem in east-central Africa. It sp square miles (30, square kilometers), according to NASA. The Serengeti (/ ˌ s ɛr ə n ˈ ɡ ɛ t i / SERR-ən-GHET-ee) ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa, spanning northern Tanzania. The protected area within the region includes approximat km 2 (12, sq mi) of land, including the Serengeti National Park and several game reserves. The Serengeti hosts the second largest terrestrial mammal migration in the world, which helps. Serengeti is a money-spinner for Tanzania. Ecotourism employs 6,00, local people and brings in a billion U.S. dollars annually. Yet, Serengeti also cleaves Tanzania and makes the northern half.

The Serengeti ecosystem is one of the world’s most complex and least-disturbed ecosystems, and with the climate alternating between dusty summer droughts to green winters and lush springs, with open plains transformed into endless green carpets splashed with wildflowers, there is always something new waiting around the next corner.   A map in the book will display all of this for you. This site is the area where humans probably first walked the face of the Earth, and the dwindling of these remarkable spaces marks the potential for us to lose our ability to visualize our roots. The name, Serengeti, in Masai means "land of endless space."Reviews: Serengeti is the first story in a collection of 4 novellas written by Peter Cawdron. Sharing the book's title, the Serengeti roars through space, not at unattainable speeds depicted in Star Trek and the numerous ships that explored the Universe throughout our childhoods, but at 99% of the speed of light/5(9). The Masai images come at the book's end, sort of completing the evolutionary progression of the food chain. You probably have heard of the Serengeti. It's a vast grassland in Tanzania, and is now protected as the Serengeti National Park there.