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  • Elephant Memories Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family
  • Cynthia Moss
  • English
  • 05 January 2020
  • 9780226542379

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Read á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Cynthia Moss Elephant Memories Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family Read Í 104 Onservation issues Moss's story will continue to fascinate animal loversOne 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 TimesMoss speaks to the general reader with charm as well as scientific authority An elegantly writte. This book was interesting because it s always interesting to learn about the habits and behaviors of another species especially one as grand and magnificent as the African elephant The writing was competent but not overly engaging Many parts of this book read like slightly beefed up field notes than like a story of elephant life I found myself reading it out of a sense of duty I started it so I have to finish it than because I couldn t wait to get back into itStill I know a lot about elephants and about the situation in that particular part of Kenya Amboselli Park than I did before reading this book Not a waste of time just not the best use of my reading time

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Elephant Memories Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family

Read á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Cynthia Moss Elephant Memories Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family Read Í 104 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 c. Ever since I can remember elephants have fascinated me Their sheer size their flapping ears the rumbling and trumpeting noises they make the slow and methodical way they walk and their amazingly beautiful tusks combined to furnish my young mind with the wonders of a world an ocean awayAs I grew older and read I began to appreciate elephants for their intelligence the complexity of their lives and families immediate and extended and their ability to endure drought and human cruelty I made sad comparisons with my own unhappy family and asked myself why humans consider themselves to be superior beings I saw no empiric evidence for a universally accepted belief In elephant families I learned of tenderness trunks that reach out and gently caress a nervous infant and a fierce dedication to defend their families in face of overwhelmingly superior force Cynthia Moss Elephant Memories gathers almost two decades worth of studying the elephants of Amboseli into a very readable moving occasionally amusing and not overly wonkish book Elephant Memories is important for breaking decades old assumptions about elephant behavior and helped to facilitate a much informed approach to saving the elephant and finding better ways to support efforts that would see Africans living successfully side by side with these amazing non humansThe book ends on a promising note that would prove to be misguided This is so mostly because Elephant Memories was completed prior to the greedy initiatives to dismantle or cripple the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species CITES in 1997 which was followed by a massive increase in poaching and the ivory trade Since 1997 elephant populations have plummeted across Africa and many populations are no longer feasible in any long term sense Moss does make mention of this event in her afterword but she would not have been able to predict the scale of catastrophe that was to followV S Pritchett once wroteIf the elephant vanishedthe loss to human laughter wonder and tenderness would be a calamityMy fear is that day may be coming soon and childhood wonders and adult respect will be lost upon an extinct species My heart breaks and my rage boils over at the thought

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Read á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Cynthia Moss Elephant Memories Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family Read Í 104 N and ingeniously structured account Raymond Sokolov Wall Street JournalMoss 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 ReviewA prose poem celebrating a species from which we could learn some moral as well as zoological lessons Chicago Tribune. Cynthia Moss tells us about 13 years living among and studying the elephants in Amboseli National Park in Kenya in the 1970s and 1980s After I finished reading this book I looked her up on the Internet and she s still there still on the job A lot of interesting stuff about elephants and their habits their society and their life cycle The book sometimes seems like it s about to get rather dry but it never uite does I found myself enjoying the book and as I get deeper into it Not only was it interesting to learn about the elephants but also about what s involved in researching animals in the wild And if such things interest you the opening of the fourth chapter the one on mating was the most pornographic thing I ve ever read about elephants This was the eleventh of nineteen consecutive books that I plan to read about Africa