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Elephant Destiny: Biography of an Endangered Species in Africa

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Publisher Comments:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-235) and index.

Book News Annotation:

Explores the history of the elephant from the Egyptian pharaohs' first ivory expeditions 2500 years ago to the relationship between man and elephant today, including the elephant's role in literature and popular culture. Meredith, a journalist who spent much of his life writing about Africa, explains recent discoveries about the elephant's ability to communicate, its sophisticated family and community structure, and the ways in which elephants show compassion and loyalty to one another. B&w illustrations and color photographs support the text. Originally published as by Hodder and Stoughton, Great Britain, 2001. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

This concise, richly illustrated biography of the African elephant--from ancient Egypt to the most recent discoveries about elephant society and communication--is also a passionate plea to preserve the species. 8 page color photo insert.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781586480776
Subtitle:
Biography of an Endangered Species in Africa
Publisher:
PublicAffairs
Author:
Meredith, Martin
Location:
New York
Subject:
History
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Elephants
Subject:
African elephant
Subject:
Environmental Conservation & Protection - Endangered Species
Edition Description:
1st Public Affairs ed.
Series Volume:
no. 116
Publication Date:
April 2003
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
244
Dimensions:
8.60x5.78x1.01 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This concise, richly illustrated biography of the African elephant--from ancient Egypt to the most recent discoveries about elephant society and communication--is also a passionate plea to preserve the species. 8 page color photo insert.
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