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The Eye of the Elephant
  • Author : Delia Owens,Mark Owens
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 1993-10-29
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 0547524668

Summary: An “exciting” true account of battling the elephant poachers of Zambia by the author of Where the Crawdads Sing and her fellow biologist (The Boston Globe). Intelligent, majestic, and loyal, with lifespans matching our own, elephants are among the greatest of the wonders gracing the African wilds. Yet, in the 1970s and 1980s, about a thousand of these captivating creatures were slaughtered in Zambia each year, killed for their valuable ivory tusks. When biologists Mark and Delia Owens, residing in Africa to study lions, found themselves in the middle of a poaching fray, they took the only side they morally could: that of the elephants. From the authors of Secrets of the Savanna, The Eye of the Elephant is “part adventure story, part wildlife tale,” recounting the Owens’s struggle to save these innocent animals from decimation, a journey not only to supply the natives with ways of supporting their villages, but also to cultivate support around the globe for the protection of elephants (The Boston Globe). Filled with daring exploits among disgruntled hunters, arduous labor on the African plains, and vivid depictions of various wildlife, this remarkable tale is at once an adventure story, a travelogue, a preservationist call to action, and a fascinating examination of both human and animal nature.


The Eye of the Elephant
  • Author : Delia Owens,Mark Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 305
  • ISBN Code: 9780395680902

Summary: Two naturalists describe how a battle to save the elephants of Africa turned into a fight for their lives when commercial poachers heard of their work


Secrets of the Savanna
  • Author : Mark Owens,Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007-07-17
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 9780547527154

Summary: "Vividly written...Their story is thrilling—the kind of tale that wild-animal lovers won't easily forget."—People In this riveting real-life adventure, Mark and Delia Owens tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and—in the end—themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia. There they studied the mysteries of the elephant population’s recovery after poaching, discovering remarkable similarities between humans and elephants. A young elephant named Gift provided the clue to help them crack the animals’ secret of survival. A stirring portrait of life in Africa, Secrets of the Savanna is a remarkable record of the Owenses's unique passions.


Cry of the Kalahari
  • Author : Mark Owens,Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN Code: 9780395647806

Summary: This account of the author's seven-year stay in Africa's Kalahari wilderness covers their adventures of survival, their contact with curious and dangerous animals, and the establishment of their conservation research project


Delia and Mark Owens in Africa
  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-05-19
  • Category: Travel
  • Pages : 960
  • ISBN Code: 035839421X

Summary: Delia Owens, author of the best-selling Where the Crawdads Sing, began her career writing riveting real-life adventure and wildlife tales with her husband, Mark Owens. Collected in a single volume for the first time, these three odysseys show how the Owenses’ “ingenuity, courage, and accomplishment are beyond exaggeration.” (People) Carrying little more than a change of clothes and a pair of binoculars, two young Americans, Delia and Mark Owens, caught a plane to Africa, bought a third-hand Land Rover, and drove deep into the Kalahari Desert. In this vast wilderness they met animals that had never seen humans before, and leopards, giraffes, and brown hyenas were regular visitors to their camp, all chronicled in Cry of the Kalahari. But the Kalahari is not Eden, and Mark and Delia were continually threatened by wildfires, drought, violent storms, and sometimes by the animals they studied and loved. They set off on another African odyssey in search of a new wilderness in The Eye of the Elephant. They land in a remote valley of Zambia, where the hippos swam in the river just below their tents, lions stalked the bush, and elephants wandered into camp to eat marula fruits. The peace, though, was soon shattered with gunfire, and Delia and Mark were inexorably drawn into a high-stakes struggle to save the wildlife. With Secrets of the Savanna, Delia and Mark tell the dramatic story of their last years in Africa, fighting to save elephants, villagers, and—in the end—themselves. The award-winning zoologists and pioneering conservationists describe their work in the remote and ruggedly beautiful Luangwa Valley, in northeastern Zambia.


The Elephant Who Lost an Eye
  • Author : Colm V. Fahy
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2020-04-27
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN Code: 9781527261938

Summary: "The Elephant who lost his Eye" is a traditional west African story about the important of patience. At the core of this brightly illustrated and inspiring tale for all ages is a simple message about taking chances, making mistakes, working together and working things out.




The Elephant in the Room
  • Author : Tommy Tomlinson
  • Publisher : Simon & Schuster
  • Release Date : 2020-01-14
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1501111620

Summary: ONE OF NPR’S BEST BOOKS OF 2019 A “warm and funny and honest…genuinely unputdownable” (Curtis Sittenfeld) memoir chronicling what it’s like to live in today’s world as a fat man, from acclaimed journalist Tommy Tomlinson, who, as he neared the age of fifty, weighed 460 pounds and decided he had to change his life. When he was almost fifty years old, Tommy Tomlinson weighed an astonishing—and dangerous—460 pounds, at risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke, unable to climb a flight of stairs without having to catch his breath, or travel on an airplane without buying two seats. Raised in a family that loved food, he had been aware of the problem for years, seeing doctors and trying diets from the time he was a preteen. But nothing worked, and every time he tried to make a change, it didn’t go the way he planned—in fact, he wasn’t sure that he really wanted to change. In The Elephant in the Room, Tomlinson chronicles his lifelong battle with weight in a voice that combines the urgency of Roxane Gay’s Hunger with the intimacy of Rick Bragg’s All Over but the Shoutin’. He also hits the road to meet other members of the plus-sized tribe in an attempt to understand how, as a nation, we got to this point. From buying a Fitbit and setting exercise goals to contemplating the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas, America’s “capital of food porn,” and modifying his own diet, Tomlinson brings us along on a candid and sometimes brutal look at the everyday experience of being constantly aware of your size. Over the course of the book, he confronts these issues head-on and chronicles the practical steps he has to take to lose weight by the end. “What could have been a wallow in memoir self-pity is raised to art by Tomlinson’s wit and prose” (Rolling Stone). Affecting and searingly honest, The Elephant in the Room is an “inspirational” (The New York Times) memoir that will resonate with anyone who has grappled with addiction, shame, or self-consciousness. “Add this to your reading list ASAP” (Charlotte Magazine).


The Fate of the Elephant
  • Author : Douglas H. Chadwick
  • Publisher : Sierra Club Books for Children
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Category: Science
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN Code: 9780871564955

Summary: Through visits to India, Siberia, Botswana, Thailand, Kenya, and even an American zoo the author examines the pivotal role the elephant plays in balancing the ecosystems, and how it has been brought close to extinction


The Elephant in the Brain
  • Author : Kevin Simler,Robin Hanson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018
  • Category: Cognitive psychology
  • Pages : 397
  • ISBN Code: 0190495995

Summary: Human beings are primates, and primates are political animals. Our brains, therefore, are designed not just to hunt and gather, but also to help us get ahead socially, often via deception and self-deception. But while we may be self-interested schemers, we benefit by pretending otherwise. The less we know about our own ugly motives, the better - and thus we don't like to talk or even think about the extent of our selfishness. This is "the elephant in the brain." Such an introspective taboo makes it hard for us to think clearly about our nature and the explanations for our behavior. The aim of this book, then, is to confront our hidden motives directly - to track down the darker, unexamined corners of our psyches and blast them with floodlights. Then, once everything is clearly visible, we can work to better understand ourselves: Why do we laugh? Why are artists sexy? Why do we brag about travel? Why do we prefer to speak rather than listen? Our unconscious motives drive more than just our private behavior; they also infect our venerated social institutions such as Art, School, Charity, Medicine, Politics, and Religion. In fact, these institutions are in many ways designed to accommodate our hidden motives, to serve covert agendas alongside their "official" ones. The existence of big hidden motives can upend the usual political debates, leading one to question the legitimacy of these social institutions, and of standard policies designed to favor or discourage them. You won't see yourself - or the world - the same after confronting the elephant in the brain.


Where the Crawdads Sing
  • Author : Delia Owens
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2018-11-08
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN Code: 1472154630

Summary: *The multi-million copy bestseller* Soon to be a major film A Number One New York Times Bestseller 'Painfully beautiful' New York Times 'Unforgettable . . . as engrossing as it is moving' Daily Mail 'A rare achievement' The Times 'I can't even express how much I love this book!' Reese Witherspoon ------------------------------------------------- For years, rumors of the 'Marsh Girl' have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl. But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved. When two young men from town become intrigued by her wild beauty, Kya opens herself to a new life - until the unthinkable happens. ------------------------------------------------- '[It] will reach a huge audience though the writer's old-fashioned talents for compelling character, plotting and landscape description' The Guardian 'For sheer escapism pick up Where The Crawdads Sing . . . there is writing that takes your breath away' The Times 'All is not as it seems in this heartbreaking coming-of-age bestseller' The i newspaper


Tua and the Elephant
  • Author : R.P. Harris
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2012-04-06
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN Code: 1452116539

Summary: Ten-year-old Tua—Thai for "peanut"—has everything she needs at home in Chiang Mai, Thailand, except for one thing she's always wanted: a sister. In the market one day, Tua makes an accidental acquaintance—one with wise, loving eyes, remarkable strength, and a very curious trunk. And when Tua meets Pohn-Pohn, it's clear this elephant needs her help. Together, the unusual team sets off on a remarkable journey to escape from Pohn-Pohn's vile captors. From the bustling night market to the hallowed halls of a Buddhist temple and finally, to the sanctuary of an elephant refuge, this clever girl and her beloved companion find that right under their noses is exactly what each has been searching for: a friend.


Small as an Elephant
  • Author : Jennifer Richard Jacobson
  • Publisher : Candlewick Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-08
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 0763654566

Summary: Jack’s mom is gone, leaving him all alone on a campsite in Maine. Can he find his way back to Boston before the authorities realize what happened? (Ages 10-14) Ever since Jack can remember, his mom has been unpredictable, sometimes loving and fun, other times caught in a whirlwind of energy and "spinning" wildly until it’s over. But Jack never thought his mom would take off during the night and leave him at a campground in Acadia National Park, with no way to reach her and barely enough money for food. Any other kid would report his mom gone, but Jack knows by now that he needs to figure things out for himself - starting with how to get from the backwoods of Maine to his home in Boston before DSS catches on. With nothing but a small toy elephant to keep him company, Jack begins the long journey south, a journey that will test his wits and his loyalties - and his trust that he may be part of a larger herd after all.


The Elephant Scientist
  • Author : Caitlin O'Connell,Donna M. Jackson
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 70
  • ISBN Code: 0547053444

Summary: Describes the work and observations of American scientist Caitlin O'Connell during her studies of the African elephant in Etosha National Park in Nambia.


The Last Elephants
  • Author : Don Pinnock
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN Code: 1588346633

Summary: "First published in 2019 by Struik Nature, an imprint of Penguin Random House South Africa (Pty) Ltd"--Copyright page.



Elephant Memories
  • Author : Cynthia Moss
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN Code: 9780226542379

Summary: Cynthia Moss has studied the elephants in Kenya's Amboseli National Park for over twenty-seven years. Her long-term research has revealed much of what we now know about these complex and intelligent animals. Here she chronicles the lives of the members of the T families led by matriarchs Teresia, Slit Ear, Torn Ear, Tania, and Tuskless. With a new afterword catching up on the families and covering current conservation issues, Moss's story will continue to fascinate animal lovers. "One is soon swept away by this 'Babar' for adults. By the end, one even begins to feel an aversion for people. One wants to curse human civilization and cry out, 'Now God stand up for the elephants!'"—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times "Moss speaks to the general reader, with charm as well as scientific authority. . . . [An] elegantly written and ingeniously structured account." —Raymond Sokolov, Wall Street Journal "Moss tells the story in a style so conversational . . . that I felt like a privileged visitor riding beside her in her rickety Land-Rover as she showed me around the park." —Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, New York Times Book Review "A prose-poem celebrating a species from which we could learn some moral as well as zoological lessons." —Chicago Tribune




For to See the Elephant: A Novel in Verse
  • Author : Tammi J. Truax
  • Publisher : Piscataqua Press
  • Release Date : 2019-04-16
  • Category: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 214
  • ISBN Code: 9781950381050

Summary: In a variety of voices, Truax tells the never-before-told story of the first two elephants to come to America and their enslaved keeper, William. In the autumn of 1795 on board a ship from Salem, Massachusetts an enslaved boy named William finds himself tasked with caring for the first elephant to be brought to America. Upon arrival in the city of New York, he and the elephant are sold together. They walk back and forth across the growing country for years so that everyone may see the elephant. A second elephant and owner replace the first and again William is with the elephant every hour of every day, until she too dies. Now a grown man, William has a fleeting moment to decide if he will remain a bondman, or walk off on his own. Tammi Truax has worked as a teacher in a variety of settings from preschool to prison, always with an emphasis on literacy. She has lived and worked throughout New England and Germany. Her writing has appeared in ten anthologies, including The Widows' Handbook: Poetic Reflections on Grief and Survival, edited by J. Lapidus and L. Menn, with a foreword by Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg (Kent State University Press, 2014) Truax is a writer, teacher, and historian with a passion for truth telling. She is serving as the Maine Beat Poet Laureate 2018-2020 and resides in Eliot, Maine, not far from where the elephant once walked.


An Elephant in My Kitchen
  • Author : Françoise Malby-Anthony,Katja Willemsen
  • Publisher : Thomas Dunne Books
  • Release Date : 2019-11-05
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN Code: 1250220157

Summary: THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER "Malby-Anthony offers a book of great inspiration and wide appeal to nature-loving readers." —Publishers Weekly A heart-warming sequel to the international bestseller The Elephant Whisperer, by Lawrence Anthony's wife Françoise Malby-Anthony. A chic Parisienne, Françoise never expected to find herself living on a South African game reserve. But then she fell in love with conservationist Lawrence Anthony and everything changed. After Lawrence’s death, Françoise faced the daunting responsibility of running Thula Thula without him. Poachers attacked their rhinos, their security team wouldn’t take orders from a woman and the authorities were threatening to cull their beloved elephant family. On top of that, the herd’s feisty new matriarch Frankie didn’t like her. In this heart-warming and moving book, Françoise describes how she fought to protect the herd and to make her dream of building a wildlife rescue center a reality. She found herself caring for a lost baby elephant who turned up at her house, and offering refuge to traumatized orphaned rhinos, and a hippo called Charlie who was scared of water. As she learned to trust herself, she discovered she’d had Frankie wrong all along. Filled with extraordinary animals and the humans who dedicate their lives to saving them, An Elephant in My Kitchen is a captivating and gripping read.


Elephant Reflections
  • Author : Karl Ammann,Dale Peterson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN Code: 9780520253773

Summary: Presents a pictorial celebration of the elephant, moving from the informative to the purely aesthetic, and introduces the natural history and conservation of the animal as well as the politics of the ivory trade.


Does the Elephant Dance?
  • Author : David Malone
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-04-07
  • Category: Political Science
  • Pages : 425
  • ISBN Code: 0199552029

Summary: Surveys the main features of contemporary Indian foreign policy.


The Elephant to Hollywood
  • Author : Michael Caine
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2010-10-26
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 9781429982863

Summary: Charming, engaging, and surprisingly forthright, Michael Caine gives us his insider's view of Hollywood and the story of his brilliant second act When he was in his late fifties, Michael Caine believed his glamorous, rags-to-riches Hollywood career had come to an end. The scripts being sent his way were worse and worse. When one script really disappointed, he called the producer to complain about the part. The producer said, "No, no, we don't want you for the lover, we want you for the father." Salvation came in the unlikely form of his old friend Jack Nicholson, who convinced him to give acting one more shot. What followed was not only an incredible personal transformation but also one of the most radical comebacks in film history. Learning to accept his new role both on camera and in his own life, Caine went on to win his second Oscar, be knighted by the queen, and deliver some of his best performances to date. Now he shares the spectacular story of his life, from his humble upbringing in London's poverty-stricken Elephant and Castle, his military service, touching marriage and family life, and lively adventures with friends, to legendary meetings with fellow stars, forays as a restaurateur, and hilarious off-screen encounters from his glittering five-decade career. Caine's The Elephant to Hollywood brings his gift for storytelling and his insider's view to a tale that is funny, warm, and deeply honest.


The Elephant's Secret Sense
  • Author : Caitlin O'Connell
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Category: Nature
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 0226616746

Summary: From an internationally renowned field scientist comes this fascinating story of her unexpected discovery of a RsecretS new mode of elephant communication. This unforgettable journey takes readers into the wilds of Africa where naturalists do their difficult work in a troubled land.


Ivory
  • Author : Keith Somerville
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Category: African elephant
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN Code: 184904676X

Summary: "Despite the 1989 global ivory trade ban, poaching and ivory smuggling have not abated. More than half of Tanzania's elephants have been killed for their ivory since 2007. A similarly alarming story can be told of the herds in northern Mozambique and across swathes of central Africa. But why the new upsurge? The popular narrative blames a meeting of two evils -- criminal poaching and terrorism. But the answer is not that simple. Since ancient times, large-scale killing of elephants for their tusks has been driven by demand beyond Africa's range states from the Egyptian pharaohs through the industrialising West to the new wealthy business class of China. Elephant hunting in Africa is also governed by human-elephant conflict, traditional hunting practices and the impact of colonial exploitation and criminalisation. Ivory follows this complex history of the tusk trade in Africa, and explains why it is corruption, crime and politics, rather than insurgency, that we should worry about. In this ground-breaking work, Somerville argues that regulation -- not prohibition -- of the ivory trade is the best way to stop uncontrolled poaching."--Publisher's description.


The Elephant Road
  • Author : Nicola Davies
  • Publisher : Walker
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Category: Adventure
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN Code: 9781406340877

Summary: When elephants stray off their forest road into the village, everyone is scared. Can Wilen find a way to help the animals and sill keep people safe?


Just Me
  • Author : Sheila Hancock
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2008-11-03
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN Code: 1408801590

Summary: 'Well now, prove it, Sheila. As John would say, "Put your money where your mouth is." Be a depressed widow boring the arse off everyone, or get on with life. Your choice.' In The Two of Us Sheila Hancock relived her life with John Thaw - years packed with love and family, work and houses, delight and despair. And then she looked ahead. What next? Gardening, grannying and grumbling, while they all had their pleasures, weren't going to fill the aching void that John had left. 'Live adventurously', a piece of Quaker advice, was hovering in her mind. So, putting her and John's much-loved house in France on the market - too many memories - she embarked, instead, on a series of journeys. She tried holidaying alone, contending with invisibility and budget flights. She tried travelling in a group, but the questions she wanted to ask were never the ones the guide wanted to answer. She tried relaxing - harder than you might think. Finally, heading out of her comfort zone, she found her travels and new discoveries led her back to her past: to consider her generation - the last to experience the Second World War - and the kind of person it made her. Just Me is a book about moving on, but it is also about looking back, and looking anew. Sheila, whether facing down burglars and easyJet staff (cross her at your peril) or making friends with waiters and taxi drivers, whether unearthing secrets in Budapest, getting arrested in Thailand, exulting in the art of Venice or mingling with the Mafia in Milan, is never less than stimulating company. Honest - because if you can't say what you think at seventy-five, when can you? - insightful and wonderfully down-to-earth, she is a woman seizing the future with wit, gusto and curiosity - on her own.


The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm
  • Author : Nancy Farmer
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Category: Blacks
  • Pages : 311
  • ISBN Code: 9780531068298

Summary: In 2194 in Zimbabwe, General Matsika's three children are kidnapped and put to work in a plastic mine while three mutant detectives use their special powers to search for them.


The True History of the Elephant Man
  • Author : Peter Ford,Michael Howell
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN Code: 1626367728

Summary: Due to horrible physical deformities, he spent much of his life as a fair-ground freak. He was hounded, persecuted, and starving, until his fortune changed and he was rescued, housed, and fed by the distinguished surgeon, Frederick Treves. The subject of several books, a Broadway hit, and a film, Joseph Merrick has become part of popular mythology. Here, in this fully revised edition containing much fresh information, are the true and unromanticized facts of his life.


Years of the Elephant
  • Author : Willy Linthout,Theo Linthout
  • Publisher : Ponent Mom S L
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN Code: 9788492444304

Summary: 'Madame...Sir...May we come in?' This was the prelude to some dreadful news in the Germonprez household. No parent should ever have to bury a child, especially not after a suicide. The chalk outline on the pavement is a constant reminder - even when it is no longer there. Linthout draws an almost tangible pain with his immediate, rudimentary art and strong script - combined with his own personal experience.


The Ant and the Elephant
  • Author : Vince Poscente
  • Publisher : Vince Poscente - Author
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN Code: 1893430146

Summary: Of all the animals the elephant rescues, only the tiny ant returns the favor.


Elephant Secret
  • Author : Eric Walters
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2018-08-28
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN Code: 1328476774

Summary: We Bought a Zoo meets Jurassic Park in a gripping story featuring the evergreen appeal of human-animal friendships and set in an elephant sanctuary, about a thirteen-year-old girl, a cast of elephants, and a surprising new arrival—a woolly mammoth. Sam was born and raised in an elephant sanctuary. When a beloved elephant dies giving birth, Sam develops a connection with baby Woolly—who isn't actually an elephant but was cloned from woolly mammoth DNA. And the billionaire genius behind the cloning experiment will stop at nothing to protect his investment. Smart, determined, and loving, Sam stands up to this powerful adversary to protect the sanctuary and her herd. In the best tradition of child-animal friendship stories, Elephant Secret explores the strong and complex bond between Sam and her elephants while offering a fascinating, authentic glimpse into elephant—and human—behavior.


The Elephant in the Room
  • Author : Eviatar Zerubavel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2007-10-01
  • Category: Psychology
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN Code: 0195332601

Summary: The Elephant in the Room looks at how, why, and with what consequences it is possible for things to be known and 'not known' at the same time by individuals in a group. Zerubavel marshals a host of examples - from families that avoid discussing a member's cancer to the military's 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy - to identify the common features of conspiracies of silence at all levels of society. He unravels the normative as well as political underpinnings of silence and denial, as well as the social dynamics of conspiracies of silence. Noting how each 'conspirator's' actions are symbiotically complemented by the others', he shows that silence is usually more intense when there are more people conspiring to maintain it and especially when there are significant power differences among them. He concludes by showing that the longer we ignore 'elephants' the larger they loom in our minds, as each avoidance typically triggers an indefinitely recursive spiral of denial.



Mrs Bibi's Elephant
  • Author : Reza Dalvand
  • Publisher : Nobrow Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 9781912497164

Summary: A heartwarming story with a message as big as an elephant, this is a fanciful tale of friendship between an eccentric lady and her beloved pet elephant. When Mrs Bibi is told her pet elephant has to go, she reluctantly packs her bags and heads off somewhere where they can live together in happiness. But what they both leave behind is far bigger than the other people in the town could have ever imagined.


The Elephant in the Boardroom
  • Author : A. Furnham
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-30
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 283
  • ISBN Code: 0230281222

Summary: This book from the acclaimed management writer Adrian Furnham, explores the dark side of leadership and how and why leaders can have a negative impact upon their companies and organisations. It asks why too often people do not speak out but instead ignore the problems they are causing.


How to Raise an Elephant
  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2020-09-03
  • Category: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN Code: 1408712806

Summary: The latest instalment from the beloved THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY series Catch up on the latest from Mma Ramotswe, Mma Makutsi and other favourites in this new instalment of Alexander McCall Smith's The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency series. As the temperature rises in Gaborone, Precious Ramotswe, founder of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, wonders whether the heat could be the reason that business is particularly slow. Luckily, a slower pace in life is her natural preference, unlike her colleague Mma Makutsi, who is alert to every passing observation and inclined to making snap decisions. With fewer cases to handle, Precious has time to contemplate her new neighbours, a couple who, by the sounds of it, have a rather volatile relationship . . . But then a distant cousin of Mma Ramotswe's comes to the agency with a plea for help, and the ladies decide to pursue the issue together. Armed with Mma Ramotswe's circumspection and Mma Makutsi's sharp eye, they proceed with confidence and open hearts. What, after all, could be more straightforward than a family matter? Meanwhile, their colleague Charlie is behaving oddly, borrowing Mma Ramotswe's van and returning it in an unusual condition. Digging a little deeper, the explanation is both strange and extraordinary, and takes Charlie, along with Mma Ramotswe's husband, Mr J. L. B. Matekoni, on a hair-raising night-time expedition. In the end, Precious is reminded of the need to view a picture from every angle, to accept the imperfections in people and situations, and then find a solution - preferably over a delicious slice of her friend Mma Potokwani's fruit cake. 'Irresistible' The Times 'Every page contains a gem of wit and insight' Scotsman


She Leads
  • Author : June Smalls
  • Publisher : Familius
  • Release Date : 2020-04
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN Code: 9781641702324

Summary: She is the Queen. The matriarch. She leads her daughters and their daughters. Inspiring text and striking illustrations follow the empowering journey of an elephant matriarch as she leads her family through the wilds of Africa. With facts about African elephants on every spread and a message that will encourage young girls to be the trailblazers of their generation, She Leads offers an incredible story and an unforgettable tribute to the strength of a true leader. Open your eyes, princess. One day you will lead.