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Elephant Memories - Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family (Paperback, New edition) Loot Price: R345
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Elephant Memories - Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family (Paperback, New edition)

Cynthia Moss

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Elephants can live to the age of 65; today, even with advances in wildlife conversation, few do. The war against ivory poaching has not been worn. More prosaically, on an over-peopled planet, the elephant is running out of space. Yet, written by one of the foremost researchers in the field, this painstaking study of an elephant family in Kenya's Amboseli National Park has much to warm the heart. Presented partly in a diarial format from the animals' point of view. Moss has the abliilty to get inside the heads of these beasts without ever succumbing to the arch sin of anthropomorphism. And if occasionally, as with so many with a passion for their subject, Moss's treatment verges on the heavy, it's redeemed by the memories we like to believe they possess. (Kirkus UK)
Cynthia Moss has studied the elephants in Kenya's Amboseli National Park for over twenty-seven years. Her long-term research has revealed much of what we now know about these complex and intelligent animals. Here she chronicles the lives of the members of the T families led by matriarchs Teresia, Slit Ear, Torn Ear, Tania, and Tuskless. With a new afterword catching up on the families and covering current conservation issues, Moss's story will continue to fascinate animal lovers.
"One is soon swept away by this 'Babar' for adults. By the end, one even begins to feel an aversion for people. One wants to curse human civilization and cry out, 'Now God stand up for the elephants!'"--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "New York Times"
"Moss speaks to the general reader, with charm as well as scientific authority. . . . [An] elegantly written and ingeniously structured account." --Raymond Sokolov, "Wall Street Journal"
"Moss tells the story in a style so conversational . . . that I felt like a privileged visitor riding beside her in her rickety Land-Rover as she showed me around the park." --Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, "New York Times Book Review"
"A prose-poem celebrating a species from which we could learn some moral as well as zoological lessons." --"Chicago Tribune"

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Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: August 2000
First published: July 2000
Authors: Cynthia Moss
Dimensions: 230 x 152 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 364
Edition: New edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-226-54237-9
Categories: Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences
Books > Earth & environment > The environment
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Mammals
Books > Earth & environment > The environment > Conservation of the environment > Conservation of wildlife & habitats > General
Books > Science & Mathematics > Biology, life sciences > Zoology & animal sciences > Vertebrates > Mammals > General
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LSN: 0-226-54237-8
Barcode: 9780226542379

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