25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 6, 2014

Graham Joyce: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Graham Joyce



The Ghost in the Electric Blue Suit is set on the English coast in the hot summer of 1976, so the music in this playlist is pretty much all from the... Continue »
  1. $17.47 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$20.50
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Qty Store Section
9 Local Warehouse Nature Studies- Mammals

More copies of this ISBN

This title in other editions

Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us about Humanity

by

Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us about Humanity Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Drawing on accounts from India to Africa and California to Tennessee, and on research in neuroscience, psychology, and animal behavior, G. A. Bradshaw explores the minds, emotions, and lives of elephants. Wars, starvation, mass culls, poaching, and habitat loss have reduced elephant numbers from more than ten million to a few hundred thousand, leaving orphans bereft of the elders who would normally mentor them. As a consequence, traumatized elephants have become aggressive against people, other animals, and even one another; their behavior is comparable to that of humans who have experienced genocide, other types of violence, and social collapse. By exploring the elephant mind and experience in the wild and in captivity, Bradshaw bears witness to the breakdown of ancient elephant cultures.

All is not lost. People are working to save elephants by rescuing orphaned infants and rehabilitating adult zoo and circus elephants, using the same principles psychologists apply in treating humans who have survived trauma. Bradshaw urges us to support these and other models of elephant recovery and to solve pressing social and environmental crises affecting all animals, human or not.

About the Author

G. A. Bradshaw, who holds doctorates in ecology and psychology, is director of the Kerulos Center. Her work on elephants, chimpanzees, parrots, and other animals is frequently featured in the national media, including the New York Times, NPR, 20/20, Time magazine, the London Times, National Geo­graphic television, and National Geographic magazine. She lives in Jacksonville, OR.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300167832
Author:
Bradshaw, G. A.
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Bradshaw, G. a.
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - Mammals
Subject:
Animal Rights
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 b/w illus.
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
9 x 5.88 in 1.05 lb

Other books you might like

  1. Sprite's Secret Used Trade Paper $2.50
  2. Wintergirls
    Used Trade Paper $5.95
  3. Peter and the Starcatchers
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  4. Pixie Tricks #07: Double Trouble Dwarfs Used Trade Paper $2.95
  5. Immortals #05: Night Star Used Trade Paper $6.95
  6. Chronicles of Ancient Darkness #06:... New Hardcover $16.99

Related Subjects


Science and Mathematics » Biology » Zoology » Mammals
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Animal Rights
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Animal Rights
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » Elephants
Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » General
Sports and Outdoors » Outdoors » Conservation and Animal Rights

Elephants on the Edge: What Animals Teach Us about Humanity New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$20.50 In Stock
Product details 352 pages Yale University Press - English 9780300167832 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.