Elephant's Life

Elephant's Life
Title Elephant's Life PDF eBook
Author Caitlin O'connell
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 209
Release 2011-11-22
Genre Nature
ISBN 0762775610

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An Elephant’s Life provides a unique and fascinating immersion into the world of the African elephant, told by a leading field biologist who has been researching and photographing these animals in their natural habitat for nearly two decades. Here, for the first time, readers get a fuller picture of elephant society cast in a broader context, including the life of the male elephant in all its high drama.

Elephants

Elephants
Title Elephants PDF eBook
Author Ellen Greene Stewart
Publisher McFarland
Pages 229
Release 2022-03-04
Genre Nature
ISBN 147668779X

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Elephants are a keystone species and have been a part of the magic of the thickly forested land of South Africa for millennia. This book focuses on the history and work of Knysna Elephant Park, a leading South African elephant research facility that has been home to more than 40 elephants in 25 years. Unfortunately, all the mystique of the Knysna elephant has been reduced to a single elephant left alive. Exploring a wide range of topics, this book covers the impact of elephants' interactions with tourists, how they recover from trauma and even their relevance in human healthcare. Renowned elephant researchers explain the majesty of the elephant brain, which has the largest temporal lobe devoted to communication, language, spatial memory and cognition. To this effect, the book emphasizes the threat of poaching to these gentle giants, which has almost forced them to extinction. Perhaps if humans pay attention to how elephants symbolize our relationship with nature, we can learn important lessons about humanity itself.

Elephants

Elephants
Title Elephants PDF eBook
Author Leonard Lee Rue
Publisher First Glance Books
Pages 80
Release 1994
Genre African elephant
ISBN 9781854223401

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Illustrates the life cycle of elephants and examines the differences between African and Indian species.

Thinking with Animals

Thinking with Animals
Title Thinking with Animals PDF eBook
Author Lorraine Daston
Publisher Columbia University Press
Pages 242
Release 2005-02-02
Genre Nature
ISBN 0231503776

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Is anthropomorphism a scientific sin? Scientists and animal researchers routinely warn against "animal stories," and contrast rigorous explanations and observation to facile and even fanciful projections about animals. Yet many of us, scientists and researchers included, continue to see animals as humans and humans as animals. As this innovative new collection demonstrates, humans use animals to transcend the confines of self and species; they also enlist them to symbolize, dramatize, and illuminate aspects of humans' experience and fantasy. Humans merge with animals in stories, films, philosophical speculations, and scientific treatises. In their performance with humans on many stages and in different ways, animals move us to think. From Victorian vivisectionists to elephant conservation, from ancient Indian mythology to pet ownership in the contemporary United States, our understanding of both animals and what it means to be human has been shaped by anthropomorphic thinking. The contributors to Thinking with Animals explore the how and why of anthropomorphism, drawing attention to its rich and varied uses. Prominent scholars in the fields of anthropology, ethology, history, and philosophy, as well as filmmakers and photographers, take a closer look at how deeply and broadly ways of imagining animals have transformed humans and animals alike. Essays in the book investigate the changing patterns of anthropomorphism across different time periods and settings, as well as their transformative effects, both figuratively and literally, upon animals, humans, and their interactions. Examining how anthropomorphic thinking "works" in a range of different contexts, contributors reveal the ways in which anthropomorphism turns out to be remarkably useful: it can promote good health and spirits, enlist support in political causes, sell products across boundaries of culture of and nationality, crystallize and strengthen social values, and hold up a philosophical mirror to the human predicament.

The Elephant Scientist

The Elephant Scientist
Title The Elephant Scientist PDF eBook
Author Caitlin O'Connell
Publisher HarperCollins
Pages 80
Release 2011-07-11
Genre Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 0547574010

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A 2012 Sibert Honor Book In the sprawling African scrub desert of Etosha National Park in Namibia, they call her "the mother of all elephants." Holding binoculars closely to her eyes, American scientist Caitlin O’Connell could not believe what she was seeing from these African elephants: as the mighty matriarch scanned the horizon, the other elephants followed suit, stopped midstride, and stood as still as statues. This observation would guide the scientist to a groundbreaking discovery about elephant communication: elephants actually listen with their limbs. The Elephant Scientist was named a 2012 Robert F. Sibert Honor Book.

Elephant Reflections

Elephant Reflections
Title Elephant Reflections PDF eBook
Author Karl Ammann
Publisher
Pages 0
Release 2009
Genre Nature
ISBN 9780520253773

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This collection brings award-winning wildlife photographer Ammann's gorgeous images together with a revelatory text by writer Peterson to illuminate one of nature's greatest and most original works of art: the elephant.

Anton Lyalin

Anton Lyalin
Title Anton Lyalin PDF eBook
Author E. N. Petrova
Publisher
Pages 127
Release 2012
Genre Animals
ISBN 9785933324171

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