Elephants: A Cultural and Natural History

Elephants A Cultural and Natural History Elephants their ancestral line going back over million years have been on the endangered species list since This book is dedicated to the plagued giants Generously illustrated it traces the f

  • Title: Elephants: A Cultural and Natural History
  • Author: Karl Gröning Martin Saller
  • ISBN: 9783829017527
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Elephants their ancestral line going back over 50 million years have been on the endangered species list since 1989 This book is dedicated to the plagued giants Generously illustrated, it traces the footsteps of the pachyderm through the many thousands of years of its natural and cultural history through the savannahs and rain forests of Asia and Africa, where the hElephants their ancestral line going back over 50 million years have been on the endangered species list since 1989 This book is dedicated to the plagued giants Generously illustrated, it traces the footsteps of the pachyderm through the many thousands of years of its natural and cultural history through the savannahs and rain forests of Asia and Africa, where the herds live together according to an astonishing social order through the history of the elephant as man s servant and the victim of his greed through its symbolism in myths and religions, and its iconography in art and commerce.

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    1. 1 star off for weight & sizeOh my so very many photographs & tidbits of information on elephants. The ones of that famous A-Hole circus star who hurt his elephants, Gunther, Gebel others of how the tricks the elephants did hurt them.The history of the importance elephants in Asian history, elephants swimming (do you know they swim better & faster than they walk), giving birth (they all help to remove the birth sac), a female dying (they stayed with her & then waited in silence)Th [...]

    2. This is the book for elephant lovers. It's also an excellent book for history lovers. Its big coffee table book with lots of photos, drawings, and artwork of elephants from mammoth to now. The book tells us all the truths and myths about this noble creature, the important role they have throughout history, how they are viewed in different cultures. It looks at elephants in the wild and in captivity from worker animals who live with humans to the saddest of all situations elephants in the circus. [...]

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