The Elephant Whisperer

Author: ANTHONY. LAWRENCE,Graham Spence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781509838530

Category:

Page: 384

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When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival - dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn't take them in. As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, to her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fought so hard to survive. With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, this is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

The Elephant Whisperer

Author: Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0283070897

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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With unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, The Elephant Whisperer is an enthralling book that will appeal to animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere. When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of 'rogue' elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival – dangerous and unpredictable, they would be killed if Anthony wouldn't take them in. As Anthony risked his life to create a bond with the troubled elephants and persuade them to stay on his reserve, he came to realize what a special family they were, from the wise matriarch Nana, who guided the herd, to her warrior sister Frankie, always ready to see off any threat, and their children who fought so hard to survive.

The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation)

Author: Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1627793100

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 2882


When Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a rogue herd of elephants in his reserve in South Africa, it was the last chance for these elephants. If Anthony didn’t take them, they would be shot. But he had no experience with elephants at all. What was he to do? Take them on, of course! What follows is an exciting and heartwarming series of adventures, in which Anthony learns about elephants and becomes part of their family. Full of both triumph and tragedy, The Elephant Whisperer, is a fascinating and unforgettable account of living with the majestic elephant.

Summary of Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence's The Elephant Whisperer

Author: Everest Media,

Publisher: Everest Media LLC

ISBN: 1669355586

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 65

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 Poachers had been the scourge of our lives since we bought Thula Thula, a game reserve in central Zululand. They had been targeting us for almost a year now. I couldn’t work out who they were or where they were coming from. #2 I learned that the izinduna were right: someone was operating within the reserve, and they were not local tribesmen and scrawny dogs. They were a well-organized criminal operation led by someone who followed our every move. #3 I had heard of the Elephant Managers and Owners Association, a private organization that took interest in elephant welfare. They had heard about Thula Thula and the variety of magnificent indigenous Zululand wildlife, and wanted to give me a herd of elephants. #4 I knew that the poachers were coming, and I wanted to save the elephants. I knew that the risk was great, but I knew that the opportunity was great as well.

Summary of Lawrence Anthony & Graham Spence's The Elephant Whisperer

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 103

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Book Preview: #1 Poachers had been the scourge of our lives since we bought Thula Thula, a game reserve in central Zululand. They had been targeting us for almost a year now. I couldn’t work out who they were or where they were coming from. #2 I learned that the izinduna were right: someone was operating within the reserve, and they were not local tribesmen and scrawny dogs. They were a wellorganized criminal operation led by someone who followed our every move. #3 I had heard of the Elephant Managers and Owners Association, a private organization that took interest in elephant welfare. They had heard about Thula Thula and the variety of magnificent indigenous Zululand wildlife, and wanted to give me a herd of elephants. #4 I knew that the poachers were coming, and I wanted to save the elephants. I knew that the risk was great, but I knew that the opportunity was great as well.

The Elephant Whisperer

Author: Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250007810

Category: Nature

Page: 0

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Lawrence Anthony devoted his life to animal conservation, protecting the world's endangered species. Then he was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand. His common sense told him to refuse, but he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom. The Elephant Whisperer is a heartwarming, exciting, funny, and sometimes sad memoir of Anthony's experiences with these huge yet sympathetic creatures. Set against the background of life on an African game reserve, with unforgettable characters and exotic wildlife, Anthony's unrelenting efforts at animal protection and his remarkable connection with nature will inspire animal lovers and adventurous souls everywhere.

Death and Compassion

Author: Dan Wylie

Publisher: Wits University Press

ISBN: 1776142187

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 6114


Examines what literature reveals about human attitudes towards elephants and who shows compassion towards them Elephants are in dire straits – again. They were virtually extirpated from much of Africa by European hunters in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but their numbers resurged for a while in the heyday of late-colonial conservation efforts in the twentieth. Now, according to one estimate, an elephant is being killed every fifteen minutes. This is at the same time that the reasons for being especially compassionate and protective towards elephants are now so well-known that they have become almost a cliché: their high intelligence, rich emotional lives including a capacity for mourning, caring matriarchal societal structures, that strangely charismatic grace. Saving elephants is one of the iconic conservation struggles of our time. As a society we must aspire to understand how and why people develop compassion – or fail to do so – and what stories we tell ourselves about animals that reveal the relationship between ourselves and animals. This book is the first study to probe the primary features, and possible effects, of some major literary genres as they pertain to elephants south of the Zambezi over three centuries: indigenous forms, early European travelogues, hunting accounts, novels, game ranger memoirs, scientists’ accounts, and poems. It examines what these literatures imply about the various and diverse attitudes towards elephants, about who shows compassion towards them, in what ways and why. It is the story of a developing contestation between death and compassion, between those who kill and those who love and protect. Death and Compassion is the first study to probe various literary genres. It examines what these literatures imply about human attitudes towards elephants and who shows compassion towards them. It is the story of a developing contestation between death and compassion, between those who kill and those who love and protect.

The White Giraffe Series: The Elephant's Tale

Author: Lauren St John

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444002112

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3863


The fourth book in the heart-warming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe. When a sinister stranger calls at Sawubona, Martine is in for a shock. He claims he's the rightful owner of the reserve and every animal in it, including the white giraffe. With just thirteen days to save her home, Martine and Ben stowaway on a plane to Namibia, where the key to the mystery lies. But trouble follows them to the desert dunes. There, they uncover a plot to destroy a herd of rare elephants. And to rescue them, they need the help of the elephants themselves.

The Elephant Whisperer (Young Readers Adaptation)

Author: Lawrence Anthony,Graham Spence

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 9781627793094

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

View: 2258


When Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a rogue herd of elephants in his reserve in South Africa, it was the last chance for these elephants. If Anthony didn’t take them, they would be shot. But he had no experience with elephants at all. What was he to do? Take them on, of course! What follows is an exciting and heartwarming series of adventures, in which Anthony learns about elephants and becomes part of their family. Full of both triumph and tragedy, The Elephant Whisperer, is a fascinating and unforgettable account of living with the majestic elephant.