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Elephant Dawn : The Inspirational Story of Thirteen Years Living with Elephants in the African Wilderness - Sharon Pincott

Elephant Dawn

The Inspirational Story of Thirteen Years Living with Elephants in the African Wilderness

Paperback Published: 25th May 2016
ISBN: 9781760290337
Number Of Pages: 368

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Powerful and moving, this is the truly unforgettable story of one woman's remarkable and life-changing association with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe, a celebrated clan of wild, free-roaming giants. It comes at a time when elephants all around Africa face the very real threat of being poached to extinction for their ivory.

In 2001, Sharon Pincott traded her privileged life as a high-flying corporate executive to start a new one with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe. She was unpaid, untrained, self-funded and arrived with the starry-eyed idealism of most foreigners during early encounters with Africa. For thirteen years - the worst in Zimbabwe's volatile history - this intrepid Australian woman lived in the Hwange bush fighting for the lives of these elephants, forming an extraordinary and life-changing bond with them.

Powerfully moving, sometimes disturbing and often very funny, Elephant Dawn is a celebration of love, courage and honour amongst our greatest land mammals. With resilience beyond measure, Sharon earns the supreme right to call them family.

About the Author

Born in Queensland, Sharon Pincott is the author of two highly acclaimed books published in South Africa and is the subject of an internationally successful documentary. Her work has been profiled in National Geographic, BBC Wildlife and Africa Geographic. She is credited with having formed one of the most remarkable relationships with wild elephants ever documented.

Industry Reviews

A book to take readers into another world. -- Caroline Jones AO, presenter, AUSTRALIAN STORY
A raw, honest story that needs to be heard. -- Tony Park, bestselling author of AN EMPTY COAST
This mesmerizing book is not just about a love of elephants, it is also about the indomitable spirit of someone who followed her passion. -- Cynthia Moss, world-renowned elephant specialist, celebrated in the BBC's ECHO OF THE ELEPHANTS
This book is a real eye opener to what dangers the volunteers in Zimbabwe face, how beautiful elephants are, the bonds that can be forged between human and pachyderm and sadly, how heart breaking it is when an elephant that is virtually a human family member is ripped away. A great read - have tissues on standby. * Vacations & Travel *

Seriously good!

5

This book is one that I find difficult to explain the impact. I loved it, there is not doubt, and I felt such a wash of emotion after I'd finished it that I still cannot really explain. There were many difficult feelings and thoughts and reactions thoughout its pages and I laughed and cried and yelled at those around the author, Sharon Pincott. It is a beautiful read. It is a beautiful book.

Noosa, Qld

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Oh, how I cried

5

Oh, how I loved this book and oh, how I cried. What a remarkable woman.

Townsville

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Touched by an angel

5

It's not often that I am moved to tears by a book. What an angel Australian conservationist Sharon Pincott is for wildlife. I felt like I was there in Africa myself, experiencing it all, and there was so much to experience! It's a good read when you learn alot and enjoy it so much.

Sydney

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UNFORGETTABLE

5

How often do you read a book that has you bawling when you finish that last word? I cried alot but enjoyed it so much. This is a woman who brings a new meaning to resilience and tenancity. It is not a book I could ever get rid of. I will return to it.

Sydney

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What an impact

5

An emotional read that leaves you feeling respect, empathy, joy and sadness. What a wonderful, if troubling, 13 years.

Melbourne

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Non fiction at it's humanitarian best.

4

A sensational read, giving an amazing insight into the family bonds of these wonderful animals and their capacity to interact with a dedicated Sharon Pincott. The insights into the political incompetence of the Dictatorship Sharon was forced to endure is an added bonus of this book.

Wollongong

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Elephant Dawn

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ISBN: 9781760290337
ISBN-10: 1760290335
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 25th May 2016
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.56

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