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Elephant Destiny - Martin Meredith

Paperback Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9781586482336
Number Of Pages: 256

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An illuminating history of one of the earth's most magnificent creatures-and a passionate plea to save it from extinction. For thousands of years, the majestic elephant has roamed the African continent, as beloved by man as it has been preyed upon. But centuries of exploitation and ivory hunting have taken their toll: now, as wars and poachers continue to ravage its habitat, as disease and political strife deflect attention from its plight, the African elephant faces imminent extinction. What will become of these magnificent beasts? As the elephant's future looms ever darker, Martin Meredith's concise and richly illustrated biography traces the elephant's history from the first ivory expeditions of the Egyptian pharaohs 2500 years ago to today, exploring along the way the indelible imprint the African elephant has made in art, literature, culture, and society. He shares recent extraordinary discoveries about the elephant's sophisticated family and community structure and reveals the remarkable ways in which elephants show compassion and loyalty to each other. Elegant, illuminating, and urgent, offers a beautiful and important tribute to one of earth's most magisterial creatures at

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Acknowledgementsp. ix
Manyarap. 1
The Land of Puntp. 7
Arms and the Elephantp. 13
Roman Gamesp. 23
Proteges of the Godsp. 29
The Elephants' Graveyardp. 35
Nature's Masterpiecep. 41
Footholds on the Coastp. 47
The Cape of Deathp. 61
Zanzibar's Tunep. 75
The Khartoum Runp. 87
Heart of Darknessp. 97
Rivers of Ivoryp. 107
Jumbo and Friendsp. 113
Safe Havensp. 123
Ancestorsp. 131
Enter the Scientistsp. 139
Family Lifep. 147
Mating Pandemoniump. 157
Body and Mindp. 165
Rumblesp. 177
Deathp. 183
The Culling Optionp. 191
Ivory Warsp. 201
An Image of Libertyp. 223
Select Bibliographyp. 227
Indexp. 237
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ISBN: 9781586482336
ISBN-10: 1586482335
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.96 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1