Elephant reflections

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University of California Press,
Pub. Date:
[2009]
Language:
English
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"This is a stunning book, combining Dale Peterson's lucid, compelling writing with Karl Ammann's magnificent photographs. It is the best ever book about that most majestic of animals, highlighting the elephants' intelligence, love of family and delight in the good things of life. The ideal book for anyone who loves animals, nature, and the wonder of creation."--Jane Goodall, Founder of The Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace"Elephant Reflections is a seamless and breathtaking blend of mind-boggling photos and compelling prose. This book will make a significant difference in how these passionate beings are understood, appreciated, and treated in the future. Read it carefully with an open heart, share it widely, and most importantly, do something to improve the dismal plight of these sentient giants."--Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals"This book is beautifully written and illustrated; its prose colorful, precise, and hard-hitting; and its images spectacular. By portraying elephants as compassionate, socially conscious mammals with the social finesse to understand precisely what's happening when their immediate and/or extended family are killed, it challenges old notions. African elephants may well be experiencing their most imperiled time in history. This book goes a long way towards helping us appreciate the complex ramifications of that fate."--Samuel K. Wasser, Director, University of Washington Center for Conservation Biology"Peterson and Amman's intimate portrait beautifully captures elephant relationships with each other, with people, and with their sensuous tropical world. This graceful elegy shows why elephants have always inspired awe, and how much we have learned recently about their societies and their minds. It provides the kind of inspiration that might just keep them on the planet."--Richard Wrangham, author of Primate Societies"Nothing induces as much respect in us as an animal that is both many times larger than us, yet so incredibly gentle that its young safely run around between its legs. Elephants always amaze, and this book beautifully conveys in both text and photographs the awe we feel close to these intelligent creatures."--Frans de Waal, author of Our Inner Ape
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