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Battle for the Elephants

Battle for the Elephants

by Oria Douglas-Hamilton, Iain Douglas-Hamilton

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Two of the world's leading elephant authorities tell a gripping story of unrelenting slaughter, corruption, complex politics, and the first signs of hope. While the world has only recently become fully aware of the devastation of the African elephant population and the role of the ivory trade, the Douglas-Hamiltons have spent decades performing censuses, writing books and articles, giving speeches, and even taking up arms to fight for this magnificent animal. The book is not about biology but about elephant politics, including corruption to the highest levels in governments, misjudgment by some conservation groups, civil wars financed with ivory, and, fortunately, enough honest officials and good judgment to make a difference. Anyone interested in the plight of the elephants should read this book. Highly recommended for all collections. (Photos not seen.) See also Roger DiSilvestro and Page Chichester's The African Elephant: Twilight in Eden , LJ 12/91; Boyd Norton's The African Elephant: Last Days of Eden, LJ 11/1/91; and Elephants: The Deciding Decade , edited by Ronald Orenstein, LJ 11/15/91--Ed.-- Nancy Moeckel, Miami Univ. Libs., Oxford, Ohio

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Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
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1st American ed
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20.00(w) x 20.00(h) x 20.00(d)

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