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Elephants

Author: Jeheskel Shoshani; Frank Knight
Publisher: Emmaus, PA : Rodale Press ; [New York] : Distributed in the Book trade by St. Martin's Press, 1992.
Series: Majestic creatures of the wild.
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"Here. assembled in one volume by a team of international experts, is the most authoritative, up-to-date account of this extraordinary creature. Superb full-color photographs by renowned world class nature photographers, finely crafted illustrations, and accurate, informative text detail everything an animal lover would want to know about elephants." -- Book jacket.
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Elephants.
Emmaus, PA : Rodale Press ; [New York] : Distributed in the Book trade by St. Martin's Press, 1992
(OCoLC)988992157
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeheskel Shoshani; Frank Knight
ISBN: 0875961436 9780875961439
OCLC Number: 25316828
Description: 240 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 32 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Richard M. Laws --
Evolution and biology. What is an elephant? / Jeheskel Shoshani and Sandra Lee Shoshani - The elephant's relatives / Jeheskel Shoshani - Comparing the living elephants / Jeheskel Shoshani - Probing prehistoric proteins / Jerold M. Lowenstein - Comparing mammoths and mastodons / Jeheskel Shoshani - Cloning mammoths / Viktor M. Mikhelson - Dwarf elephants of the past / Lucia Caloi and Maria Rits Palombo - Extinction of the elephant's "ancestors" / Jeheskel Shoshani and Daniel C. Fisher - Anatomy and physiology / Jeheskel Shoshani - Musth in Indian elephant lore / Dhriti K. Lahiri-Choudhury - Musth in Asian elephants / P.S. Easa - Musth in African elephants / Joyce H. Poole - The elephant beneath the mask / Michael J. Schmidt - Longevity and mortality / S. Keith Eltringham --
Behavior and environment. Elephant calves: the story of two sexes / Cynthia Moss - Elephant communication / Katherine B. Payne and William R. Langbauer, Jr. - Ecology and behavior / S. Keith Eltringham - Erosion by elephants / Ian M. Redmond - The desert elephants of Namibia / Philip J. Viljoen - Intelligence and survival / Jeheskel Shoshani and John F. Elsenberg - Elephant migration / Jeheskel Shoshani --
Elephants and humans. Elephants used as war machines / Kenneth C. Wylie - Elephants as beasts of burden / Jeffrey A. McNeely - The elephant domestication centre of Africa / Kes Hillman Smith - Training elephants / Bucky Steele - Elephants in folklore, religion and art / Jeffrey A. McNeely --
Famous elephants / Sandra Lee Shoshani --
Conservation and management. The Asian elephant population today / J.C. Daniel - The African elephant population today / Iain Douglas-Hamilton - Elephants in captivity / C. Dale Tuttle - The question of culling / Anthony J. Hall-Martin - The rise and fall of the ivory market / Esmond Bradley Martin - United States politics and elephant conservation / Anthony C. Beilenson - A wildlife director's perspective / Richard E. Leakey - Memories of African elephants / Sylvia K. Sikes - Why save elephants? / Jeheskel Shoshani --
Epitome / Jeheskel Shoshani --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgements --
Notes on contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Majestic creatures of the wild.
Responsibility: consulting editor, Jeheskel Shoshani ; illustrations, Frank Knight.

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"Here. assembled in one volume by a team of international experts, is the most authoritative, up-to-date account of this extraordinary creature. Superb full-color photographs by renowned world class nature photographers, finely crafted illustrations, and accurate, informative text detail everything an animal lover would want to know about elephants." -- Book jacket.

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