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Elephant Destiny: Biography of an Endangered Species in Africa Paperback – 30 June 2004
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What will become of these magnificent beasts? As the elephant's future looms ever darker, Martin Meredith's concise and richly illustrated biography traces the elephant's history from the first ivory expeditions of the Egyptian pharaohs 2500 years ago to today, exploring along the way the indelible imprint the African elephant has made in art, literature, culture, and society. He shares recent extraordinary discoveries about the elephant's sophisticated family and community structure and reveals the remarkable ways in which elephants show compassion and loyalty to each other.
Elegant, illuminating, and urgent, Elephant Destiny offers a beautiful and important tribute to one of earth's most magisterial creatures at the very moment it threatens to vanish from being.
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- Publisher : PublicAffairs (30 June 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 244 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1586482335
- ISBN-13 : 978-1586482336
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 1.47 x 21.59 cm
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There are included absorbing biological facts on the Elephant and it's behavior though much laced with anecdote. However the author is a journalist and I believe his main intent is a clarion call to action to save an animal that has such a dominant place in our lore.
One realizes in retrospect , that this story is about us as much as the elephant.