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Elephant Reflections

Elephant Reflections

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Elephant Reflections brings award-winning wildlife photographer Karl Ammann's gorgeous images together with a revelatory text by writer Dale Peterson to illuminate one of nature's greatest and most original works of art: the elephant. The photographs move from the purely aesthetic to the informative, depicting animals who are at once enigmatic, individual, mysterious, elusive, and iconic. In riveting prose, Peterson introduces the work of field scientists in Africa and explains their recent astonishing discoveries. He then explores the natural history and conservation status of African elephants and discusses the politics of ivory. Elephant Reflections is a book that could change the way the world thinks about elephants while we still have some measure of control over their fate.

Author: Karl Ammann, Dale Peterson
Publisher: University of California Press
Published: 05/01/2009
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 3.30lbs
Size: 10.80h x 10.22w x 0.96d
ISBN: 9780520253773

Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 03/02/2009 pg. 51
People Weekly 06/01/2009 pg. 54
Scientific American 06/01/2009 pg. 82
Chronicle of Higher Education 09/25/2009 pg. 23
Foreword 04/13/2009

About the Author
Karl Ammann has photographed wildlife throughout Africa, India, and Southeast Asia. His remarkable work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Outdoor Photography, Natural History, African Geographic, and elsewhere. Dale Peterson is the author or editor of fifteen books, including the recent Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man. Ammann and Peterson's previous collaboration, Eating Apes (UC Press), was named a Best Book of the Year by The Economist and the Globe and Mail, and a Top Science Book of the Year by Discover magazine.

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