By Dan Wylie
Aristotle characterised the elephant as "the beast which passeth all others in wit and mind" and the animal has lengthy figured in cultural artifacts, even on continents it hasn't ever inhabited. Now Elephant presents an interesting examine the elephant's lengthy legacy.
clone of the elephant are available all through international cultures as a logo of intelligence, energy, and loyalty. Wylie attracts on a wealthy array of examples to rfile that symbolic strength, starting from symbols of the Hindu god of knowledge, Ganesh, to the loved children's works Dumbo and Babar the Elephant.
Turning to the elephant's organic historical past, Wylie describes the 3 closing species—the African Bush Elephant, African woodland Elephant, and the Asian Elephant—and the debatable efforts for elephant conservation. With ivory poaching and human encroachment into the animal's typical habitats, Wylie argues that we are facing a uniquely poignant conservation obstacle within which elephants and people either unsustainably eat constrained common resources.
A compelling new access within the Animal sequence, Elephant could be worthy for each animal lover's bookshelf.
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