By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 05:03
A scientific safari and personal memoir celebrating the enigmatic dignity of the world's largest land animal. As a child in South Africa, spending summers exploring the wild with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first elephant. This "entertaining and enchanting" work (Washington Post Book World) chronicles how Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong quest to understand the nature and behavior of this impressive creature.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 04:54
It's no longer news that animals are being driven to extinction at an astonishing rate, with some scientists now estimating that 1,000 species disappear each year. What is news is that the species are increasingly familiar to us: lions, grizzly bears, gorillas, whales, black terns--and elephants. In the 19th century, writes Douglas Chadwick in this superb journalistic study, Africa boasted more than 10 million of the giant pachyderms; there are fewer than half a million today, a situation mirrored in Asia.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 04:43
Elephants and their diseases a treatise on elephants. by Griffith H Evans ... by George Henry EVANS, Superintendent Civil Veterinary Department Burma.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 04:38
There is no doubt that in 1916 a five-ton circus elephant was lynched from a 100-ton Clinchfield railroad crane car in the little town of Erwin, Tennessee. The details of the execution and the tragic events leading up to it, however, are clouded in nearly a century of oral tradition. From one retelling to the next, facts are distorted and embellished; legend, instead of truth, is often accepted as fact.
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 04:31
A zookeeper narrates the story of how there came to be graves at the zoo: when Tokyo was showered with bombs during the bleak days of World War II, the authorities feared that if the zoo were destroyed, the animals might accidentally be freed and wreak havoc on the city. So they decided that all the zoo animals would be killed
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By Naturenomics Team
Tue, 10/25/2016 - 04:22
Having dazzled American circus audiences for 20 years, Gebel-Williams attributes his success as an animal trainer to patience and respect--his for the animals and theirs for him. He grew up in WW II Germany, where at age 13 he was inexplicably sold by his separated parents to Circus Williams.
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