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The Amboseli Elephants

Author : Cynthia J. Moss
ISBN : 9780226542232
Genre : Nature
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Elephants have fascinated humans for millennia. Aristotle wrote of them with awe; Hannibal used them in warfare; and John Donne called the elephant “Nature’s greatest masterpiece. . . . The only harmless great thing.” Their ivory has been sought after and treasured in most cultures, and they have delighted zoo and circus audiences worldwide for centuries. But it wasn’t until the second half of the twentieth century that people started to take an interest in elephants in the wild, and some of the most important studies of these intelligent giants have been conducted at Amboseli National Park in Kenya. The Amboseli Elephants is the long-awaited summation of what’s been learned from the Amboseli Elephant Research Project (AERP)—the longest continuously running elephant research project in the world. Cynthia J. Moss and Harvey Croze, the founders of the AERP, and Phyllis C. Lee, who has been closely involved with the project since 1982, compile more than three decades of uninterrupted study of over 2,500 individual elephants, from newborn calves to adult bulls to old matriarchs in their 60s. Chapters explore such topics as elephant ecosystems, genetics, communication, social behavior, and reproduction, as well as exciting new developments from the study of elephant minds and cognition. The book closes with a view to the future, making important arguments for the ethical treatment of elephants and suggestions to aid in their conservation. The most comprehensive account of elephants in their natural environment to date, The Amboseli Elephants will be an invaluable resource for scientists, conservationists, and anyone interested in the lives and loves of these extraordinary creatures.
Category: Nature

A Passion For Elephants

Author : Toni Buzzeo
ISBN : 0803740905
Genre : Nature
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A science and nature biography of Cynthia Moss, the elephant expert, by the author of Caldecott Honor book One Cool Friend Cynthia Moss was never afraid of BIG things. As a kid, she loved to ride through the countryside on her tall horse. She loved to visit faraway places. And she especially loved to learn about nature and the world around her. So when Cynthia traveled to Africa and met the world’s most ENORMOUS land animal, the African elephant, at Amboseli National Park in Kenya, she knew she had found her life’s work. Cynthia has spent years learning everything she can about elephants and sharing these fascinating creatures with the world. She is a scientist, nature photographer, and animal-rights activist, fighting against the ivory poachers who kill so many elephants for their tusks. This lyrical and accessible picture book gives kids a glimpse of what scientists do in the real world and inspires them to dream of accomplishing BIG things.
Category: Nature

Elephant Memories

Author : Cynthia Moss
ISBN : 9780226148533
Genre : Nature
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“A style so conversational…that I felt like a privileged visitor riding beside her in her rickety Land-Rover as she showed me around the park." —The New York Times Book Review Cynthia Moss spent many years living in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park and studying the elephants there, and her long-term research has revealed much of what we now know about these complex and intelligent animals. In this book, she shares a more up-close and personal perspective, chronicling the lives of the elephant families led by matriarchs Teresia, Slit Ear, Torn Ear, Tania, and Tuskless, including a rare look at calves and their development. This edition is also updated with a new afterword, catching up on the families, covering current conservation issues, and “celebrating a species from which we could learn some moral as well as zoological lessons” (Chicago Tribune). “One is soon swept away by this ‘Babar’ for adults. By the end, one even begins to feel an aversion for people. One wants to curse human civilization and cry out, ‘Now God stand up for the elephants!’”—The New York Times “Moss speaks to the general reader, with charm as well as scientific authority…[An] elegantly written and ingeniously structured account.”—TheWall Street Journal “Any reader interested in animals will be captivated.”—Publishers Weekly
Category: Nature

An Elephant In The Room

Author : Lisa F. Kane
ISBN : 0615229840
Genre : Animal welfare
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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132129656
Genre : African elephant
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Category: African elephant

The Elephants And I

Author : Sharon Pincott
ISBN : 9781770096493
Genre : Nature
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A true story filled with both joy and foreboding, this portrait of Zimbabwe and its wildlife comes from an Australian woman who went as a tourist to Africa and then decided to leave her old life and live permanently in tumultuous Zimbabwe to work with elephants on land bordering Hwange National Park. Not a scientist, she wanted to observe elephant interaction informally, and this moving memoir describes how, in time, she and the elephants developed affectionate relationships with each other. As the beauty and wonder of the park became increasingly threatened by illegal snaring of wildlife and land invaders claimed the territory where her elephant herd roamed, she went into battle for the animals--and this compelling account reveals how she put her own survival at risk.
Category: Nature

Destination Amboseli

Author : Herbert Waswa
ISBN : 9781482825695
Genre : Reference
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Destination Amboseli is a guidebook designed to help you find basic information about the Amboseli, a national park in Kenya with amazing wildlife sceneries and breathtaking sights that gives you peculiar photographic opportunities only in this part of the world. Contemporary terms, most of which have the Maa accent, are well defined to help you capture the true meaning of Amboseli and its sceneries. For an experience on record, checklists are provided with ticking boxes beside the basic information about the common wild species of plants and animals while on your game drive. The inhabitants of Amboseli play a critical role to the existence of this precious facility, hence the need to know how they relate with it in their livelihoods. The Kenyan map to help you locate this destination and, the Amboseli map showing the guiding routes while at the destination are illustrated. Importantly, the map of Amboseli sites the various lodges and camps within and around the park, the entry and exit points, and the labeled signages to capture a real adventure. Chapter 7 of this guidebook highlights the profile of the lodges and camps and their contacts for reservation purposes. Enjoy your visit to the Amboseli.
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ISBN : UVA:X030767715
Genre : Natural history
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Category: Natural history

Elephant Woman

Author : Laurence Pringle
ISBN : UOM:49015002672377
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A biography of Cynthia Moss, world-renowned elephant researcher in Kenya's Amboseli National Park, illustrated with her own photographs.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Explorers Journal

Author : Ernest Ingersoll
ISBN : UOM:39015075733751
Genre : Explorers
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Category: Explorers

Hsus News

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ISBN : PSU:000069844515
Genre : Animal welfare
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Category: Animal welfare

American Environmental Leaders M Z

Author : Anne Becher
ISBN : PSU:000066614067
Genre : Environmentalism
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A collection of biographies of the most important figures in American environmentalism. --from publisher description
Category: Environmentalism

How Animals Grieve

Author : Barbara J. King
ISBN : 9780226155203
Genre : Nature
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An anthropologist proves that animals really do experience emotions, describing through a number of specific cases how elephants, housecats and baboons exhibited signs of grieving upon experiencing a loss of a mate, sibling or child.
Category: Nature

Bbc Wildlife

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924097698645
Genre : Animals
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Category: Animals


Author : Karen Dudley
ISBN : 0817245650
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the physical characteristics, behavior, life cycle, and habitat of elephants and presents other information about these creatures, including mentions in folklore, threats to their existence, and more.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


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ISBN : UOM:39015060978882
Genre : Biology
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Category: Biology

In An Elephant S Rumble

Author : Sharon Pincott
ISBN : STANFORD:36105122223923
Genre : African elephant
File Size : 61.61 MB
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Category: African elephant

Arc User

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111737990
Genre : Geographic information systems
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Category: Geographic information systems

African Elephants

Author : Daryl Balfour
ISBN : CORNELL:31924081093068
Genre : African elephant
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An illustrated guide to the elephants of Africa. Colour photographs display a variety of elephant moods and activity in natural habitats in Africa, highlighting in particular their intelligence and social behaviour.
Category: African elephant

Kenya Guide 2nd Edition

Author : Elise Vachon
ISBN : 1892975157
Genre : Travel
File Size : 83.55 MB
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More than 300 hotels and safari treks, 200 restaurants and 150 destinations are covered in this revised travel guide to Kenya. It provides coverage of every part of Kenya, from the Central Highlands, Nairobi and Mombasa to the coast, the Rift Valley and Masai Mara and offers a brief background to the cultures, traditions and history of the country.
Category: Travel