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African elephants
Künkel, Reinhard, 1942-
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Uniform Title:
Elefanten. English
Publication Information:
New York : H.N. Abrams, 1998.
Physical Description:
95 pages, 128 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 34 cm
General Note:
"African elephants is a substantially revised edition of Elephants, published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., in 1982"--T.p. verso.
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QL737.P98 K8613 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Renowned wildlife photographer Reinhard Kunkel long ago succumbed to the irresistible appeal of the elephant. He has spent three decades creating the magnificent images in this book, which take readers right into the world of the powerful beasts.

Kunkel captures elephants at close range. He has watched the combat of rival bulls and witnessed the drama of a mating. He has caught the first steps of elephant young and even joined a group of swimming elephants, one arm holding his camera above the water.

Kunkel's opening text raises the ultimate question: will these friendly giants survive? Driven from the wild into national parks and game reserves, they remain in danger from the poachers who have drastically reduced their population in the last 50 years. These sobering thoughts make even more precious the wild beauty of Kunkel's photographs.

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Library Journal Review

Noted wildlife photographer Knkel got up close and personal with elephants for 30 years before assembling this volume. In addition to more than 120 stunning color photos, the volume includes Knkel's updated opening essay on the state of the elephant today and what their chances are of survival. A gorgeous volume that is still available for its 1982 price. (LJ 10/1/82) (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.