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Title:
The elephant book : for the Elefriends campaign
Author:
Redmond, Ian.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Cambridge, MA : Candlewick Press, 2001.

©1990
Physical Description:
48 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Woodstock, N.Y. : Overlook Press, 1991.
Language:
English
Subject Term:
Added Corporate Author:
ISBN:
9780763616342
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The elephant is the world's largest land animal, the serene and peaceful inhabitant of waving grasslands. An elephant loves and is loved, cares for its offspring, greets its friends with elephantine joy, mourns their passing -- and remembers.


Author Notes

Ian Redmond is a leading figure in the wildlife conservation movement, well known internationally for his books, articles, lectures, and television appearances. His fieldwork began in 1976, when he spent two years as Dian Fossey's research assistant, studying and protecting the mountain gorillas in the Virunga volcanoes in Africa. He has spent some part of almost every year in that region ever since, acting as a consultant, guiding documentary film crews, or leading special interest tours. Since 1980, he has also been involved in elephant research and conservation


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

Biologist Ian Redmond pays tribute to the pachyderm in The Elephant Book, with breathtaking photos of the African landscape. Divided into sections such as "The Architect of Africa," "Trunks and Tusks" and "Peaceful Coexistence," and peppered with quotes from the likes of David Attenborough and Jane Goodall, the book seeks to stop the ivory trade and eliminate poaching. Half the royalties go to the Elefriends Campaign, an elephant protection group based in London. ( Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


School Library Journal Review

Gr 4 Up-A stunning, oversized book, updated from the 1991 edition (Overlook; o.p.), and dedicated to the Elefriends Campaign to save these animals. Quotations from prominent scientists and students of elephant life are interspersed with a clear and entertaining text that takes up various basic aspects of the animal's life in roughly chronological order. Each spread deals with one topic and is accompanied by spectacular full-color photos; both text and pictures are large and set on white or occasional black pages with striking effect. The book's emphasis is on the animals' endangered status, and scientists' increasing realization that their life is very complex and very human in some aspects. For instance, they have a matriarchal society and extended family groups, they grieve for their dead for months, and they greet family members after long separations with "elephantine joy." There are many books on these creatures already on library shelves, and most of the information presented here is readily available elsewhere. However, this book is special because of its striking format and absorbing text, both of which immediately engage readers. As one of the quotations points out: "We can replant forests, and even reclaim deserts in time, but no one, when the last elephant has gone, can make another." Make room on the shelves for this one-it's a fine choice for recreational reading as well as for reports.-Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Daphne Sheldrick
Prefacep. 4
Introductionp. 6
The Architect of Africap. 8
Trunks and Tusksp. 10
The Sensesp. 12
Tail, Skin, and Feetp. 14
The Savannahp. 16
The Forestp. 18
The Desertp. 20
The Water Holep. 22
The Salt Diggersp. 24
The Matriarchp. 26
Peaceful Bachelors and Battling Bullsp. 28
The Courtshipp. 30
Birthp. 32
Early Yearsp. 34
Adolescencep. 36
The Daily Roundp. 38
Deathp. 40
Evictionp. 42
The Ivory Tradep. 44
Peaceful Coexistencep. 46
Final Word About Elefriends and Indexp. 48

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