Elephant Reflections

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University of California Press, 2009 - Nature - 272 pages
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Elephant Reflections brings award-winning wildlife photographer Karl Ammann's gorgeous images together with a revelatory text by writer Dale Peterson to illuminate one of nature's greatest and most original works of art: the elephant. The photographs move from the purely aesthetic to the informative, depicting animals who are at once enigmatic, individual, mysterious, elusive, and iconic. In riveting prose, Peterson introduces the work of field scientists in Africa and explains their recent astonishing discoveries. He then explores the natural history and conservation status of African elephants and discusses the politics of ivory. Elephant Reflections is a book that could change the way the world thinks about elephants while we still have some measure of control over their fate.

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User Review  - mahallett - LibraryThing

just slightly samy because it's all elephants but still very good. i liked seeing the environment and different sizes. i couldn't recognize the different elephants. Read full review

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User Review  - AJ - Goodreads

This was a photography book, but did include commentary on the author's travels and feelings about elephants. The pictures were nice, but I wouldn't say I was blown away by the collection. Though it ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Karl Ammann has photographed wildlife throughout Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. His remarkable work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Outdoor Photography, Natural History, African Geographic, and elsewhere. Dale Peterson is the author or editor of fifteen books, including the recent Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man. Ammann and Peterson's previous collaboration, Eating Apes (UC Press), was named a Best Book of the Year by The Economist and the Globe and Mail, and a Top Science Book of the Year by Discover magazine.

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