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The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild

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ISBN13: 9780312565787
ISBN10: 031256578x
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A lifetime of adventures with bats around the world reveals why these special and imperiled creatures should be protected rather than feared.

From menacing moonshiners and armed bandits to charging elephants and man-eating tigers, Merlin Tuttle has stopped at nothing to find and protect bats on every continent they inhabit. Enamored of bats ever since discovering a colony in a cave as a boy, Tuttle saw how effective photography could be in persuading people not to fear bats, and he has spent his career traveling the world to document them.and#160;

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Sharing highlights from a lifetime of adventure and discovery, Tuttle takes us to the frontiers of bat research and conservation and forever changes the way we see these poorly understood yet fascinating creatures.

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"The Thompson submachine gun is one of the weapons that define the 20th century. In the hands of soldiers and insurgents, police and criminals, it has made its mark from American cities to the jungles of Africa. The Thompson remains a feature of movies, novels and songs. Yenne (Superfortress), a well-known writer on military subjects, presents the Tommy gun's technical and social history from its genesis during WWI — designed by Gen. John Taliaferro Thompson — as a projected 'trench broom' through its spectacular career as a gangster weapon during Prohibition. Yenne explains the business and technical dynamics that refined the Thompson's design and made it marketable even to Depression-slashed military budgets. The Thompson saw widespread use during WWII as the British/American counterpart of the German Schmeisser and the Russian PPSH. In every theater of war, the Thompson's high rate of fire, the hitting power of its .45 cartridge and its relative accuracy more than compensated for its 10-pound weight and short range. Rendered officially obsolete by cheaper, simpler designs, the Thompson is 'an American, an immortal icon,' says Yenne in this informative history. 45 b&w photos." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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A lifetime of adventures with bats around the world reveals why these special and imperiled creatures should be protected rather than feared.

Synopsis:

Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world's endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them.
 
In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad memoir of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, Anthony's unrelenting efforts at animal protection and his remarkable connection with nature will inspire animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

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When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of “rogue” wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herds last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldnt take them.

In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthonys experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

About the Author

LAWRENCE ANTHONY is an acclaimed conservationist and founder of The Earth Organization. He received the UNs Earth Day award for his work in Baghdad. He lives in Zululand, South Africa.
 
GRAHAM SPENCE is a journalist and editor. Originally from South Africa, he lives in England. Together they also wrote Babylon's Ark: the Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo.

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animalperson, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by animalperson)
If you do not already love elephants, you will by the time you have finished reading this book. Lawrence Anthony, owner of a reserve in South Africa, took on the task of providing a home for a herd that others had found to be troublesome, to put it mildly. He never abandoned his responsibility to them, no matter how challenging the behavior of the elephants. He was rewarded with an unusual bond with them, and with a chance to learn more about them than he had ever anticipated. When Anthony died, his elephants returned to his home and stood vigil, a testament to their indelible connection to this very unusual man.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312565787
Author:
Anthony, Lawrence
Publisher:
Thomas Dunne Books
Author:
Tuttle, Merlin
Author:
Spence, Graham
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
African elephant - Conservation -
Subject:
Wildlife refuges - South Africa - Zululand
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Animals/Wildlife
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
General
Subject:
bats;Merlin Tuttle;bat conservation;Bat Conservation International;pollination
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20091131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40 color photos
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "The Thompson submachine gun is one of the weapons that define the 20th century. In the hands of soldiers and insurgents, police and criminals, it has made its mark from American cities to the jungles of Africa. The Thompson remains a feature of movies, novels and songs. Yenne (Superfortress), a well-known writer on military subjects, presents the Tommy gun's technical and social history from its genesis during WWI — designed by Gen. John Taliaferro Thompson — as a projected 'trench broom' through its spectacular career as a gangster weapon during Prohibition. Yenne explains the business and technical dynamics that refined the Thompson's design and made it marketable even to Depression-slashed military budgets. The Thompson saw widespread use during WWII as the British/American counterpart of the German Schmeisser and the Russian PPSH. In every theater of war, the Thompson's high rate of fire, the hitting power of its .45 cartridge and its relative accuracy more than compensated for its 10-pound weight and short range. Rendered officially obsolete by cheaper, simpler designs, the Thompson is 'an American, an immortal icon,' says Yenne in this informative history. 45 b&w photos." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,
A lifetime of adventures with bats around the world reveals why these special and imperiled creatures should be protected rather than feared.
"Synopsis" by ,
Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world's endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them.
 
In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad memoir of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, Anthony's unrelenting efforts at animal protection and his remarkable connection with nature will inspire animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

"Synopsis" by ,

When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of “rogue” wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herds last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldnt take them.

In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad account of Anthonys experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, it is a delightful book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

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