Elephant Memories: Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family (Paperback)

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    Cynthia F. Moss is a professor of psychology and member of the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland, College Park. She is the coeditor ofNeuroethological Studies on Cognitive and Perceptual Processes.
    Cynthia Moss has studied the elephants in Kenya's Amboseli National Park for over twenty-seven years. Her long-term research has revealed much of what we now know about these complex and intelligent animals. Here she chronicles the lives of the members of the T families led by matriarchs Teresia, Slit Ear, Torn Ear, Tania, and Tuskless. With a new afterword catching up on the families and covering current conservation issues, Moss's story will continue to fascinate animal lovers.

    "One is soon swept away by this 'Babar' for adults. By the end, one even begins to feel an aversion for people. One wants to curse human civilization and cry out, 'Now God stand up for the elephants!'"—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt,New York Times

    "Moss speaks to the general reader, with charm as well as scientific authority. . . . [An] elegantly written and ingeniously structured account." —Raymond Sokolov,Wall Street Journal

    "Moss tells the story in a style so conversational . . . that I felt like a privileged visitor riding beside her in her rickety Land-Rover as she showed me around the park." —Sarah Blaffer Hrdy,New York Times Book Review

    "A prose-poem celebrating a species from which we could learn some moral as well as zoological lessons." —Chicago Tribune

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    ISBN 9780226542379
    Genre NATURE / Animals / Mammals
    Format Paperback
    Pages 364
    Publisher Date 2000-07-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
    Copyright Year 20000601
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 5.75 in
    Thickness 1.0 in
    Unit weight 1.4 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Moss, Cynthia

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