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Ratgeber / Natur
A lavishly illustrated celebration of these glorious animals—and a poignant lament for their future
Elephants are among the most beloved of all creatures. Their behavior can seem almost human, from their complex social interactions to their need to mourn their dead. They are also among the most persecuted of animals, subjected to untold cruelty at the hands of humans through the ages. In this stunningly illustrated book, Errol Fuller provides a rich and moving portrait of elephants, exploring their natural history, the legends that have grown up around them, their unique place in art and literature, and their urgent need for protection today.
Fuller traces the evolution of these majestic animals from prehistoric mammoths and mastodons to today's African and Asian elephants, and looks at their behavior, herd dynamics, and social life. He examines the role of elephants in cultures around the world, from folklore and fine art to the exploitation of elephants as war machines and circus animals. Fuller also discusses the importance of conservation, warning that continued poaching and habitat degradation could send these iconic animals the way of the dodo.
Featuring many evocative photos never before published, Elephant is a fittingly exquisite tribute to these breathtaking creatures.
Scientific American, Roman Triumph, Asian elephant, Book illustration, Drought, Hilary Knight (illustrator), Persian carpet, Giulio Romano, Taxidermy, African elephant, Amebelodon, Elephant Family, Mechanization, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, Pope Leo X, Agriculture (Chinese mythology), Musth, Babar the Elephant, Hansken, African forest elephant, North Africa, Mahout, Persecution, David Quammen, African buffalo, The Heat of the Day, Aberrant, Belfast Zoo, Andrea Mantegna, The Other Hand, Photography, Triumphal Procession, African bush elephant, Hieronymus Bosch, Human behavior, Sophistication, Trapping, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Peter Beard, Ancient art, Raymond Ching, West Indian manatee, Literature, The Elephant Whisperer, Elephant, Ridicule, Nouabalé-Ndoki National Park, Exeter Exchange, Sea Lion Park, In Death, The Garden of Earthly Delights, Cruelty, Human overpopulation, Hyrax, Mastodon, Chunee, Suffering, Dwarf elephant, Indian elephant, Steppe mammoth, Proboscidea, Poaching, Rowland Ward, Manuel I of Portugal, Fine art, Southwestern United States, Mammuthus subplanifrons, Cave painting, Incident (Scientology), Royal Museum for Central Africa, Illustration, Petroglyph, Dugong, Mount Kenya, Peter Paul Rubens, War elephant, Howdah, Thailand, Shire River, The Offence, Wildlife art, North America, Into Battle (novel), Steller's sea cow, Pendjari National Park, Lawrence Anthony, Rhinoceros, Land bridge, London Zoo, Captive elephants, Insurgency, Illustrator, Deinotherium, Rudyard Kipling, Horley, Kenya, Charles R. Knight, Jaw, Menagerie, Woolly mammoth