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THE FATE OF THE ELEPHANT
DOUGLAS H. CHADWICK

THE FATE OF THE ELEPHANT by Douglas H. Chadwick
4 reviews (1993) (p)
New York TimesĀ® Best Nonfiction Books

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Book Description
Noted wildlife biologist and author Chadwick provides a comprehensive exploration of the natural history and modern fate of the world's elephants, centered around the theme that "we are discovering a creature greater in many ways--and more like us--than we had ever imagined it to be. Even as we are destroying it." Annotated bibliography.


Amazon.com Review
It's no longer news that animals are being driven to extinction at an astonishing rate, with some scientists now estimating that 1,000 species disappear each year. What is news is that the species are increasingly familiar to us: lions, grizzly bears, gorillas, whales, black terns--and elephants. In the 19th century, writes Douglas Chadwick in this superb journalistic study, Africa boasted more than 10 million of the giant pachyderms; there are fewer than half a million today, a situation mirrored in Asia. The slaughter is largely the result of the illegal ivory trade, conducted through such nations as Japan and Singapore, which ignore international conventions to keep the barbarous supply rolling. Sanctions on those nations are needed, says Chadwick--but so is much more. This sobering book offers an encyclopedic look at the life history of the African and Asian elephants, which, unless something is done now, may not be long for the world.


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