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The art of being an elephant

by Denis-Huot, Christine.

Format: Print Book 2003
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Monroeville Public Library Oversize 599.67 D
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Oversize
 
Call Number  599.67 D
 
 
Shaler North Hills Library Non-Fiction 599.67 D
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Non-Fiction
 
Call Number  599.67 D
 
 
Summary
They're the majestic lords of the savannah--and as these magnificently beautiful photos and engaging text prove, the elephant is one of the most surprising and intelligent creatures on our planet. Christine and Michel Denis-Huot, the photographer/writer team who captured the life of lions so wonderfully, now do the same for this largest of all land mammals. Image after breathtaking image shows devoted mother elephants with their babies; lines of elephants trekking across a spectacular landscape; young elephants at play; and families of elephants spending the day in the marshes where they find food and water. Find out how the "curse of ivory" has endangered these awe-inspiring animals, how these giants have adapted to their environment, how they have developed a complex matriarchal society, and how they mate, rear their young, and feed. In addition to the original photographs, paintings and other artworks reveal how the elephant has been viewed throughout history, and help make this a truly fantastic encounter with nature's most unforgettable creatures.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "A photographer/writer team has produced a beautiful new book on the African elephant. These immensely photogenic animals are well illustrated in hundreds of color photographs showing intimate details of their lives. An introductory chapter provides a precis of the sad history of Western civilization and the African elephant, touching on the great white hunters and the ivory trade. The remainder of the book focuses on the lives of elephants in Kenya. Emphasizing their physical and behavioral adaptations to their environment, the text touches on all aspects of elephant life. The anatomy of the elephant is discussed first, with stress on the animal's size, tusks, and trunk. The behavioral and social life of elephants fills the next five chapters, which examine elephants' matriarchal society, mating, the young, feeding, and drinking. Although the text is a good primer on elephant behavior, a bibliography would have been nice. Overall, this is a terrific collection of photographs at an excellent price. --Nancy Bent Copyright 2003 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Elephants.
Elephants -- Behavior.
Elephants -- Pictorial works.
Publisher New York :Barnes & Noble Books,2003
Other Titles Elephant
Contributors Denis-Huot, Michel.
Stroud, Timothy.
Language English
In English, translated from the French.
Notes Statement of responsibility from t.p. verso.
Description 220 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
ISBN 0760743002
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