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Exploring the World of Elephants

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The ancestors of the elephant once roamed across much of the planet, but today, only two species survive: the African elephant and the Asian elephant. In this colorful introduction, young readers learn about the physical attributes and life history of the largest land mammal on Earth. With a massive body and huge ears that serve as built-in air-conditioning, a six-foot-long trunk with "fingers" that help it forage for food and water, tough, protective skin and outsized tusks used as tools and weapons, the elephant is a force to be reckoned with. Just as fascinating is the elephant's complex social structure. While adult males make their own way, the herd's oldest female nurtures and protects her extended family with the assistance of the other females. Guiding family members on lengthy migrations to find food and water, she teaches them life skills, organizes search parties for lost members and defends against hostile approaches. Together, the family forages and plays, welcomes new life, builds and maintains relationships and mourns its dead. In Exploring the World of Elephants, young readers also discover the value of ensuring that these intelligent, engaging mammals don't suffer the fate of their ancestors. The Exploring the World of... nature series was created for young readers who are eager to learn more about the wild creatures of the world. Each title contains beautiful photographs of the animals in their natural habitats and the highly readable text explores their daily lives and physical characteristics, how they make their homes, how they raise their young and what they eat. "This series has a different approach than typical animal books and goes beyond a basic introduction. The books provide the reader with another perspective and focus on different forms of survival tactics. Diagrams of the animals are presented describing different body parts and their functions. Another chapter discusses the natural talents of the animal... An extensive index is included. Recommended." --Library Media Connection, of the previous books in the series

The Animals of the World

Author : Alfred Edmund Brehm
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The World of Elephants

Author : Larry D. Agenbroad
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Wild sports of the world

Author : James Greenwood (journalist.)
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The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World

Author : John George Wood
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The Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World

Author : John George
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Uncivilized Races of Men in All Countries of the World

Author : John George Wood
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Wild Sports of the World

Author : James Greenwood
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A Pictorial History of the World Ancient and Modern

Author : Samuel Griswold Goodrich
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Weekly World News

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Rooted in the creative success of over 30 years of supermarket tabloid publishing, the Weekly World News has been the world's only reliable news source since 1979. The online hub www.weeklyworldnews.com is a leading entertainment news site.

All the World Over

Author : Edwin Hodder
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Features the most famous and unusual extinct or endangered underwater plants and animals, explaining when and how certain ones became extinct.

The Secret Elephants

Author : Gareth Patterson
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The elephants of the Knysna forest have long been the subject of mystery and conjecture. Over the years they have taken on an almost mythical quality, with many doubting whether they existed at all. In 1994 the local forestry department maintained that there was only one surviving Knysna elephant, the seldom seen female known as The Matriarch. The Knysna elephant was thus described as 'functionally extinct'. This was the official stance until September 2000 when forest guard Wilfred Oraai encountered and photographed a young bull from a distance of some thirty metres. The question arose: who was its mother? And, indeed, who was its father? In 2001 Gareth Patterson began an independent study of the Knysna elephant. For the next seven years he covered thousands of kilometres on foot, following ancient elephant paths through the dense Afromontane forest and the surrounding mountain fynbos. He found abundant signs to suggest that, far from dying out, the Knysna elephants are, quietly and secretly, holding their own. Patterson's fieldwork, and his dna research in collaboration with conservation geneticist Lori Eggert, established that at least five young females exist, lending support to Patterson's growing evidence that the Knysna forest and its surroundings are home to a small herd of young elephants. The Secret Elephants is the story of these remarkable animals that fought their way back from the brink of extinction without any help from humankind.

The Wonders of the World

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The Wonders of the World in Nature Art and Mind

Author : Robert Sears
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Great Cities of the World

Author : John Frost
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Around the World Stories

Author : Olive Risley Seward
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Great Cities of the World in Their Glory and in Their Desolation

Author : John Frost
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The Last Elephants

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

Narrative Of A Voyage Round The World During The Years 1835 36 And 37

Author : William S. W. Ruschenberger
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The world of wonders a record of things wonderful in nature science and art Publ in pts With Correspondence publ in 11 suppls Wanting the wrappers

Author : World
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