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Elephant destiny : biography of an endangered species

Author: Martin Meredith
Publisher: New York : Public Affairs, 2003.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"What will be the elephant's destiny? What more will science discover about these docile and majestic animals before they survive only in zoos and nature preserves? Martin Meredith lays out their entire history, from the discovery of their origins, to the first expeditions for ivory sent up the Nile by Egyptian Pharaohs 2,500 years ago, to today's groundbreaking scientific studies, exploring along the way the  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Meredith
OCLC Number: 1200288451
Description: 1 online resource (pages cm)
Contents: 1. Manyara --
2. The Land of Punt --
3. Arms and the Elephant --
4. Roman Games --
5. Proteges of the Gods --
6. The Elephants' Graveyard --
7. Nature's Masterpiece --
8. Footholds on the Coast --
9. The Cape of Death --
10. Zanzibar's Tune --
11. The Khartoum Run --
12. Heart of Darkness --
13. Rivers of Ivory --
14. Jumbo and Friends --
15. Safe Havens --
16. Ancestors --
17. Enter the Scientists --
18. Family Life --
19. Mating Pandemonium --
20. Body and Mind --
21. Rumbles --
22. Death --
23. The Culling Option --
24. Ivory Wars --
25. An Image of Liberty.
Responsibility: by Martin Meredith.
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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  Read more...

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