The Last Elephant. An African Quest.

Gavron Jeremy

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publisher Place: London
Publisher Year: 1993
Edition: First Edition

Description: 237 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page. This Wonderful Book Is For Anyone Interested In Africa, In Elephants, In Ecology-and In The Brave Eccentrics, Oddballs Who, Like Fossy And The Adamsons, Devote Their Lives To Animals, And Who Befriended The Author, Passing Him On From One To Another, Along A Network Not Accessible To The Casual Traveller.

Publishers Description: Of all the endangered species, elephants are the most intriguing. Like whales, they are huge and intelligent. Much is known about them - their close family ties, their care for their own dying, their interest in their dead, their complex communication. This book is a journey in the shadow of the great beast, a portrait of its character, nature, culture and life, but also taking the broader view, looking at the elephant in the political, natural and human context. It is a book about the researchers, conservationists, the ivory carvers and elephant artists, the white hunters and African poachers, and the elephant's hired protectors. It shows too, how the fate of the elephant is entwined with some of the key African themes: overpopulation, land shortages, political instability, corruption and the lopsided meeting between African tradition and the modern world.

ISBN: 9780002159333

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237 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout. The only exception is a small inscription to the inside page. This Wonderful Book Is For Anyone Interested In Africa, In Elephants, In Ecology-and In The Brave Eccentrics, Oddballs Who, Like Fossy And The Adamsons, Devote Their Lives To Animals, And Who Befriended The Author, Passing Him On From One To Another, Along A Network Not Accessible To The Casual Traveller.

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