Elephant Destiny: Biography of an Endangered Species in Africa (Google eBook)

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PublicAffairs, Apr 1, 2009 - NATURE - 256 pages
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An illuminating history of one of the earth's most magnificent creatures--and a passionate plea to save it from extinction
  

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Review: Elephant Destiny: Biography Of An Endangered Species In Africa

User Review  - Tim Martin - Goodreads

_Elephant Destiny_ by Martin Meredith is a well-written and fast-reading account of the human and natural history of the African elephant. Roughly two-thirds of the book is an account of human ... Read full review

Review: Elephant Destiny: Biography Of An Endangered Species In Africa

User Review  - Trevor - Goodreads

This is a slim popular history, but it's a good entry to the subject elephants and the ivory trade. Read full review

Contents

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41
Footholds on the Coast
47
Zanzibars Tune
75
The Khartoum
87
Heart of Darkness
101
Jumbo and Friends
113
Safe Havens
123
Ancestors
131
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167
Rumbles
177
Death
183
The Culling Option
191
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194
Ivory Wars
201
An Image of Liberty
223
Select Bibliography
227

Enter the Scientists
139
Family Life
147
Mating Pandemonium
157
Body and Mind
165

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About the author (2009)

Martin Meredith has spent much of his life writing about Africa: first as a foreign correspondent for the "London Observer" and "Sunday Times," then as a research fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford, and now as an independent author and commentator. He is the author of "In the Name of Apartheid: South Africa's New Era," "The Past is Another Country," "The First Dance of Freedom," "Nelson Mandela," and "Coming to Terms: South Africa's Search for Truth,

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