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Elephants : birth, life and death in the world of the giants / Hannah Mumby.

Mumby, Hannah, (author.).

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Erlanger Branch 599.67 M962e 2020 (Text) 33126024455200 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 11/25/2020
Wm. E. Durr Branch 599.67 M962e 2020 (Text) 33126024455184 New Adult Nonfiction Checked out 11/16/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062987860
  • ISBN: 0062987860
  • Physical Description: 295 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2020 by William Collins, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers"--Title page verso.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-286) and index.
Summary, etc.:
From early childhood, Dr. Hannah Mumby has loved wildlife, especially elephants. Her first wild elephant sighting at twenty-four changed the course of her life. Since then, she has devoted herself to studying these incredible animals and educating humanity about them. Hannahs field work has taken her around the world, where she has studied many elephant groups, including both orphaned elephants and the solitary elephant males. These remarkable animals have so much to teach us, Mumby argues, and Elephants takes readers into their world as never before, revealing a society as complex as the chimpanzees, maybe even humans. Mumby's exploration of elephant culture provides an empathetic, humanistic portrait of these majestic animals, illuminating their personalities, memories, and rich emotional lives. Mumby explains how elephants communicate with one another and demonstrates the connection between memory and trauma - how it affects individual elephants and their interactions with others in their herd. Elephants and humans, Mumby makes clear, are not very different. From emotional bonding to communication, human and elephant experience similarly nuanced lives, and the commonalities she uncovers are both surprising and heartwarming.
Subject: Elephants.
Elephants > Behavior.
Wildlife conservation.

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