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An Elephant's Life: An Intimate Portrait from Africa

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The struggles and celebrations of natures largest land creatures—with more than 250 spectacular full-color photos by Caitlin OConnell and Timothy Rodwell

 

An Elephants Life provides a unique and fascinating immersion into the world of the African elephant, told by a leading field biologist who has been researching and photographing these animals in their natural habitat for nearly two decades. Here, for the first time, readers get a fuller picture of elephant society cast in a broader context, including the life of the male elephant in all its high drama.

 

Merging the visual traditions of photojournalism and the nature documentary with the narrative voice of such classics as Jane Goodalls Chimpanzees of Gombe, this large-format, full-color volume of photo essays provides a uniquely rich understanding of what its like to grow up and live within the complexities of elephant society at every turn of the page. Readers will experience the frustrations and anguish of the coming-of-age male struggling to leave his family, witness the constant vigilance a matriarch exerts to protect her family, and feel the drama of a dominant male trying to hold onto power during times of peace and times of social upheaval. Like Wolf Empire (Lyons Press, 2007), An Elephants Life is an intimate portrait of a beloved and fascinating species.

 

Synopsis:

An Elephants Life provides a unique and fascinating immersion into the world of the African elephant, told by a leading field biologist who has been researching and photographing these animals in their natural habitat for nearly two decades. Here, for the first time, readers get a fuller picture of elephant society cast in a broader context, including the life of the male elephant in all its high drama.

 

Synopsis:

An Elephants Life is the first book to provide a real sense of an elephants life, from birth to death.
 
An Elephant's Life is . . . a book elephant lovers should add to their libraries, and its also a good starting volume for those who have recently discovered just how amazing elephants are.”
—Cynthia Moss, Director of Amboseli Trust for Elephants and author of Elephant Memories

“Today there are few elephants living undisturbed in Africa. The human footprint is closing in, destroying habitats, reaping ivory, and threatening elephant survival. The beauty of what is shown in this book may awaken human sentiments that will value elephants in their own right and lead to their survival.”

—Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Director of Save the Elephants and co-author of Among the Elephants

“An Elephants Life combines [Caitlin OConnells] hard-won scientific understanding with a loving and intimate visual portrayal of the lives of elephants. . . . This book will show you that weve just begun to comprehend these complex, emotional creatures.”

—Frans Lanting, photographer and author of Eye to Eye

About the Author

Caitlin OConnell holds a PhD in ecology and is a faculty member at Stanford University School of Medical School. She is the author of The Elephants Secret Sense and The Elephant Scientist.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762763740
Author:
Oconnell, Caitlin
Publisher:
Lyons Press
Author:
Rodwell, Timothy
Author:
O'Connell, Caitlin
Subject:
Africa
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Subject:
Animals
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
full-color throughout
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

An Elephants Life provides a unique and fascinating immersion into the world of the African elephant, told by a leading field biologist who has been researching and photographing these animals in their natural habitat for nearly two decades. Here, for the first time, readers get a fuller picture of elephant society cast in a broader context, including the life of the male elephant in all its high drama.

 

"Synopsis" by ,
An Elephants Life is the first book to provide a real sense of an elephants life, from birth to death.
 
An Elephant's Life is . . . a book elephant lovers should add to their libraries, and its also a good starting volume for those who have recently discovered just how amazing elephants are.”
—Cynthia Moss, Director of Amboseli Trust for Elephants and author of Elephant Memories

“Today there are few elephants living undisturbed in Africa. The human footprint is closing in, destroying habitats, reaping ivory, and threatening elephant survival. The beauty of what is shown in this book may awaken human sentiments that will value elephants in their own right and lead to their survival.”

—Iain Douglas-Hamilton, Director of Save the Elephants and co-author of Among the Elephants

“An Elephants Life combines [Caitlin OConnells] hard-won scientific understanding with a loving and intimate visual portrayal of the lives of elephants. . . . This book will show you that weve just begun to comprehend these complex, emotional creatures.”

—Frans Lanting, photographer and author of Eye to Eye

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