Author: Dr. C.H. Basappanavar

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1637816200

Category: Nature

Page: 364

View: 5931

Why elephant is known as, “The Lady Boss”? The Indian elephant Elephas maximus, the matriarchal society is led by the wisest and eldest female of the family/herd. Here, the matriarch is the boss. Being hub of the family, she not only performs the usual maternal tasks, but also protects the family with extreme efficiency from poten¬tial enemies, apart from guiding the family to safety in times of crises. The matriarch keeps male suitors at a trunk’s distance, only allowing them to join the herd when their presence is felt necessary to service the females in oestrus. Her long memory over fifty years experiences, among others, help in leading the family to introduce potential feeding grounds, waterholes, natural springs and salt licks within her domain ranging over 50 or more km2. The matriarchal family remains united and truly stable to enable to wage war against adversaries and enemies. With prowess and devotion to her kin, the ‘gentle giant’ remains the unques-tionable authority. She acts like a lady and thinks like a boss! Hence the book, “ELEPHANT-THE LADY BOSS”.

Unlimited Online Game

Author: Huang Nv

Publisher: Funstory

ISBN: 1647672872

Category: Fiction

Page: 492

View: 8464

Long Fei was a jobless youth who had coincidentally entered a game from the future. Long Fei raised his sword and roared towards the sky: "Good, I will not only rewrite history, but also live a wonderful life. "Let me tell you, I'm not playing the game, I'm playing the game!"

Animals in Person

Author: John Knight

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000320626

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 7401

Our relationship with animals is complex and contradictory; we hunt, kill and eat them, yet we also love, respect and protect them. This ambivalent relationship is further complicated by the fact that we attribute human emotions and intelligence to animals. We even go as far as likening them to children and treating them as family members. Drawing on a diverse range of case studies, Animals in Person attempts to unravel our close and fascinating link with the animal kingdom. This book highlights the theme of cross-species intimacy in contexts such as livestock care, pet keeping, and the use of animals in tourism. The studies draw on data from different parts of the world, including New Guinea, Nepal, India, Japan, Greece, Britain, The Netherlands and Australia. Animals in Person documents the existence of relations between humans and animals that, in many respects, recall relations among humans themselves.

Romancing the Elephant

Author: Si. Ec Basappanavara

Publisher: N.A


Category: Elephants

Page: 176

View: 5894

With reference to Nagarahole and Bandipur national parks of India.

Asian Elephants

Author: Debabrata Swain

Publisher: N.A


Category: Asiatic elephant

Page: 226

View: 9991

The Book narrates with an extraodinary skill and erudition, many new and outstanding feature of the grave threats to the Asian Elephants cooped up in small forest blocks fragmentation of habitats with devastated corridors caused by human artefacts, encroachments, unbridled mining preventing their movement from one feeding ground to another, thus making them restive within small confinements. Enriched with tell tale photographs, the book seeks to enjoy the first distinction of projecting the rock engravings at the Hati-Gumpha (Elephant Cave) and other histotical sites, its visible presence in motifs in Orissan arts, and architecture.The book enjoys yet another distinction of projecting ground realities and practical experiences of the author, an elephant expert, instead of harping on theoretical assumptions thus making the book a prized possession of scholars, researchers, wildlife buffs, ecologists, environments, managers of PAs(Protected Areas) and Elephant Reserves. Many of the creative ideas in this masterpiece can help planners to spell out strategies to deal with man- elephant conflicts.

Truman Capote's Southern Years

Author: Marianne M. Moates

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817355278

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 7735

A biographical look at Truman Capote's childhood in Monroeville, Alabama from tape-recorded reminiscences of his cousin Jennings Faulk Carter.

Truman Capote's Southern Years, 25th Anniversary Edition

Author: Marianne M. Moates

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817358056

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 7176

This twenty-fifth anniversary edition of Truman Capote's Southern Years celebrates Marianne M. Moates's insightful and detailed account of Truman Capote's early childhood in Alabama as recounted by his cousin Jennings Faulk Carter.

Because of Khalid

Author: Carolyn Armstrong

Publisher: Tiger Stripe Publishing

ISBN: 1545751773

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 117

View: 8412

Twelve-year-old Chris feels as if he is straddling two sides of a large trench. One foot is firmly planted back home in Chicago, where life is safe and familiar with friends and school. His other foot just landed on the unstable ground of the Serengeti. Chris’ parents have decided to move from Chicago to a remote part of western Africa to run a safari camp. Lonely days and fearful nights are his new norm, but then Chris meets Khalid, a young Maasai warrior, who shows Chris a different side of the Serengeti. From Khalid, this city kid learns about the land and animals integral to the Serengeti. And when his new home is threatened, Chris is drawn into a battle to save it.

The Elephant's Grip

Author: Raymond Lowrie

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press Inc

ISBN: 1509211284

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 3021

Obsessed with finding gold, Jeremy and his rogue step-uncle cross grueling plains and climb rugged mountains to join the Pikes Peak gold rush of 1859. Nature’s perils, deadly conflicts with Indians, and fellow gold seekers all hinder their progress, but a wise old prospector takes them under his wing, counseling them on the ways of mining and other affairs. Together they struggle mightily to dig gold amid constant danger and formidable setbacks. Among the few women in the area are an African-American healer who cures Jeremy of tick fever, an attractive and enterprising young widow who establishes her own bakery business, and a cabaret singer—an escaped slave. Which one will capture his heart permanently, plumb his depths, and alter his understanding of life’s meanings and purposes?