Elephantoms

Elephantoms

Tracking the Elephant

Book - 2002
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Baker & Taylor
Drawn on scientific research, anthropological studies, and personal experience, a portrait of the elephant documents its evolution as well as its mythical history that caused the species to be revered and hunted.

Norton Pub
A scientific safari and personal memoir celebrating the enigmatic dignity of the world's largest land animal. As a child in South Africa, spending summers exploring the wild with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first elephant. From that moment on, Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong obsession with understanding the nature and behavior of this impressive creature. Around the world, the elephantat once a symbol of spiritual power and physical endurancehas been worshipped as a god and hunted for sport. In this captivating portrait of the elephant, Watson draws from scientific research, anthropological studies, and personal experience to document the animal's wide-ranging capabilities to remember and to mourn; and he reminds us of its rich mythic origins, its evolution, and its devastation in recent history. Part meditation on an elusive animal, part evocation of the power of place, Elephantoms presents an alluring mix of the mysteries of nature and the wonders of childhood. Line drawings.

Baker
& Taylor

Drawn on scientific research, anthropological studies, and personal experience, a portrait of the elephant documents its evolution as well as its often mythical history that caused the species to be revered and hunted.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393051179
039305117X
Characteristics: 261 p. ; 25 cm

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