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Series: Animal Series (Reaktion Books)

By: Dan Wylie

224 pages, 100 illus

Reaktion Books

Paperback | Dec 2008 | #175220 | ISBN-13: 9781861893970
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Turning to the elephant's biological history, Wylie describes the three remaining species - the African Bush Elephant, the African Forest Elephant and the Asian Elephant - and the controversial international efforts for elephant conservation. With ivory poaching and human encroachment into the animal's natural habitats, Wylie argues that we face a uniquely poignant conservation crisis in which elephants and humans both consume limited natural resources unsustainably.

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Dan Wylie is Associate Professor of English at Rhodes University in South Africa. He is the author of several books, including Myth of Iron: Shaka in History (2006) and Toxic Belonging?: Identity and Ecology in Southern Africa (forthcoming, 2008).

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