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Giants of the monsoon forest : living and working with elephants

Author: Jacob Shell
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"High in the mountainous rainforests of Burma and India grow some of the world's last stands of mature, wild teak. For more than a thousand years, people here have worked with elephants to log these otherwise impassable forests and move people and goods (often illicitly) under cover of the forest canopy. In Giants of the Monsoon Forest, geographer Jacob Shell takes us deep into this strange elephant country to

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacob Shell
ISBN: 9780393247763 0393247767
OCLC Number: 1053995845
Description: 255 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Catching elephants --
Powers of trunk and mind --
Muddy exodus --
A counterpoint in Africa --
Breakable chains --
Strange behaviors --
Camps and villages --
Pencil lines on a map --
Flood relief elephant.
Responsibility: Jacob Shell.


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