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African Elephants: A Celebration of Majesty Hardcover – March 1, 1998


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 168 pages
  • Publisher: Abbeville Press (March 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0789203898
  • ISBN-13: 978-0789203892
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 10.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,078,697 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Handsome book. . . . The pictures are exquisitely detailed . . . their photographic skills are first rate. -- The Picture Professional, Issue 2, 1998

In this stunning showcase, photographers Daryl and Sharna Balfour present a celebration of the most magnificent awe-inspiring land animal on earth. This incredible collection of over 200 photographs, reveals the fascinating lives of African elephants, their individual behavior, and even their intriguing social relationships. AFRICAN ELEPHANTS is truly a remarkable chronicle of this majestic creature, a book that is only surpassed by the incredible photography exhibited here. -- African Sun Times, April 13-19, 1998

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36 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Angel Lee HALL OF FAME on August 13, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This is a most impressive book on the African Elephant, with page after page of fabulous photos of these mighty beasts. It would make a great coffee table book just for the pictures but it is much more than that.
The main focus is on preservation of the species in the face of shrinking habitats and the poaching for ivory that continues today. The efforts of 16 African wildlife preserves and parks are fully described here.
Each region is profiled with information on its elephants and several photos of the elephants specific to that area. The mature huge tuskers of Kruger National Park are truly awesome.
There is also plenty of information on elephant history, physiology and social interaction. This is a beautiful and significant book on the life and challenges facing the African Elephant.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 16, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book moved me beyond what feelings I have ever known. I learned a great deal of facts from this book and hope to share them with others. I urge other readers to cherish this book...as I do.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By C. Anderson on March 27, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Full of pictures, this coffee table book is exactly what I wanted. It shows elephants in all areas of life, in poses I had never seen before. It truly is beautiful!
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