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Love, war, and circuses : the age-old relationship between elephants and humans

Author: Eric Scigliano
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2002.
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Describes the historical relationship between elephants and humans, discussing their ecological significance, prospects for their extinction, efforts to preserve the species, and the use of elephants in warfare and industry.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Scigliano
ISBN: 0618015833 9780618015832
OCLC Number: 49225866
Description: x, 358 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Beginnings --
Human Nature and Elephant Nature --
Mammoth Riches --
Overchill, Overkill, Over-ill, and Over the Hill --
Elephants in America --
Worship and Delight --
Dances with Elephants --
The Elephant Treasure --
The Elephant-Headed God --
The Land of the White Elephant --
In War and Pieces --
Warriors and Giants --
Blood and Circuses --
Ambassadors from the East --
White Gold --
Brown Ivory --
The Circus Comes to Town --
Bailey and Barnum, Jumbo and Bet --
Topsy Was Framed --
Our Kind of Elephants --
Endings --
The Elephant Island --
Catching an Elephant --
No Room in the Nilgiris --
Must This Show Go On? --
Breaking Contact --
Seeing the Elephant.
Responsibility: Eric Scigliano.
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Describes the historical relationship between elephants and humans, discussing their ecological significance, prospects for their extinction, efforts to preserve the species, and the use of elephants in warfare and industry.

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