No Words Wasted Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | January 15, 2015

    Mary Helen Specht: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Mary Helen Specht



    Migratory Animals is mostly set in Texas during the first years of the most recent recession, when the cast of characters — an eclectic group... Continue »
    1. $10.49 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

      Migratory Animals (P.S.)

      Mary Helen Specht 9780062346032

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$7.95
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Nature Studies- Mammals

This title in other editions

Elephantoms: Tracking the Elephant

by

Elephantoms: Tracking the Elephant Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

As a child in South Africa, spending summers exploring the wild with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first elephant. This "entertaining and enchanting" work () chronicles how Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong quest to understand the nature and behavior of this impressive creature. From that moment on, Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong obsession with understanding the nature and behavior of this impressive creature. Around the world, the elephant--at once a symbol of spiritual power and physical endurance--has been worshipped as a god and hunted for sport. "Watson's insights and speculations are dazzling, but what lends them power is his extraordinary knowledge of evolutionary biology and animal behavior, ethnography and South African history" (Wade Davis, ). "Like a shaman, Watson conjures up the spirit of the massive beast" (), documents the animal's wide-ranging capabilities to remember and to mourn, and reminds us of its rich mythic origins, its evolution, and its devastation in recent history. Part meditation on an elusive animal, part evocation of the power of place, presents an alluring mix of the mysteries of nature and the wonders of childhood.

Synopsis:

A scientific safari and personal memoir celebrating the enigmatic dignity of the world's largest land animal.

Synopsis:

As a child in South Africa, spending summers exploring the wild with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first elephant. This work chronicles how his fascination grew into a lifelong quest to understand the nature and behaviour of this impressive creature.

Synopsis:

AS A CHILD IN SOUTH AFRICA, spending summers exploring the wild with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first elephant. This "entertaining and enchanting" work (Washington Post Book World) chronicles how Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong quest to understand the nature and behavior of this impressive creature. "Watson's insights and speculations are dazzling, but what lends them power is his extraordinary knowledge of evolutionary biology and animal behavior, ethnography and South African history" (Wade Davis, National Geographic Society). "Like a shaman, Watson conjures up the spirit of the massive beast" (Publishers Weekly), documents the animal's wideranging capabilities to remember and to mourn, and reminds us of its rich mythic origins, its evolution, and its devastation in recent history.

About the Author

Lyall Watson is a naturalist and the author of over twenty books, including Jacobson's Organ. He is based in a cottage on the West Coast of Ireland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393324594
Author:
Watson, Lyall
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mammals
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Nature Studies-Mammals
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Line drawings
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.24x5.60x.70 in. .52 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Modoc: The True Story of the...
    Used Trade Paper $4.50
  2. Edge of Africa Used Hardcover $19.95
  3. A Far Off Place (Harvest/HBJ Book) Used Trade Paper $5.95
  4. Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search...
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  5. The Golden Compass
    Used Trade Paper $3.50
  6. Cure for All Diseases: With Many... Used Trade Paper $14.95

Related Subjects


» Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » Elephants
» Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » Mammals » General
» Science and Mathematics » Nature Studies » World Wildlife

Elephantoms: Tracking the Elephant Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$7.95 In Stock
Product details 272 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393324594 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A scientific safari and personal memoir celebrating the enigmatic dignity of the world's largest land animal.
"Synopsis" by , As a child in South Africa, spending summers exploring the wild with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first elephant. This work chronicles how his fascination grew into a lifelong quest to understand the nature and behaviour of this impressive creature.
"Synopsis" by , AS A CHILD IN SOUTH AFRICA, spending summers exploring the wild with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first elephant. This "entertaining and enchanting" work (Washington Post Book World) chronicles how Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong quest to understand the nature and behavior of this impressive creature. "Watson's insights and speculations are dazzling, but what lends them power is his extraordinary knowledge of evolutionary biology and animal behavior, ethnography and South African history" (Wade Davis, National Geographic Society). "Like a shaman, Watson conjures up the spirit of the massive beast" (Publishers Weekly), documents the animal's wideranging capabilities to remember and to mourn, and reminds us of its rich mythic origins, its evolution, and its devastation in recent history.
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.