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The Amboseli elephants : a long-term perspective on a long-lived mammal

Author: Cynthia Moss; Harvey Croze; Phyllis C Lee
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Elephants have fascinated humans for millennia. This book explores such topics as elephant ecosystems, genetics, communication, social behavior, and reproduction, as well as developments from the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Moss; Harvey Croze; Phyllis C Lee
ISBN: 9780226542232 0226542238
OCLC Number: 666234999
Description: xiv, 383 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: The Amboseli elephants : introduction / Cynthia J. Moss, Harvey Croze, and Phyllis C. Lee --
Amboseli ecosystem context : past and present / Harvey Croze and W. Keith Lindsay --
The human context of the Amboseli elephants / Kadzo Kangwana and Christine Browne-Nuñez --
The population genetics of the Amboseli and Kilimanjaro elephants / Elizabeth A. Archie [and others] --
Habitat use, diet choice, and nutritional status in female and male Amboseli elephants / W. Keith Lindsay --
Ecological patterns of variability in demographic rates / Phyllis C. Lee, W. Keith Lindsay, and Cynthia J. Moss --
Patterns of occupancy in time and space / Harvey Croze and Cynthia J. Moss --
Signals, gestures, and behavior of African elephants / Joyce H. Poole and Petter Granli --
Behavioral contexts of elephant acoustic communication / Joyce H. Poole --
Vocal communication and social knowledge in African elephants / Karen McComb, David Reby, and Cynthia J. Moss --
Elephant cognition : what we know about what elephants know / Richard W. Byrne and Lucy A. Bates --
Female reproductive strategies : individual life histories / Cynthia J. Moss and Phyllis C. Lee --
Female social dynamics : fidelity and flexibility / Cynthia J. Moss and Phyllis C. Lee --
Calf development and maternal rearing strategies / Phyllis C. Lee and Cynthia J. Moss --
Friends and relations : kinship and the nature of female elephant social relationships / Elizabeth A. Archie, Cynthia J. Moss, and Susan C. Alberts --
Decision making and leadership in using the ecosystem / Hamisi Mutinda, Joyce H. Poole, and Cynthia J. Moss --
Male social dynamics : independence and beyond / Phyllis C. Lee [and others] --
Longevity, competition, and musth : a long-term perspective on male reproductive strategies / Joyce H. Poole [and others] --
The Maasai-elephant relationship : the evolution and influence of culture, land use, and attitudes / Christine Browne-Nuñez --
The behavioral responses of elephants to the Maasai in Amboseli / Kadzo Kangwana --
Ethical approaches to elephant conservation / Joyce H. Poole [and others] --
The future of the Amboseli elephants / Harvey Croze, Cynthia J. Moss, and W. Keith Lindsay.
Responsibility: edited by Cynthia J. Moss, Harvey Croze, and Phyllis C. Lee.

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