Near Very Good in Fair jacket. 8vo. 189pp, bw ills. Or brown cloth in jacket. Endpapers toned, bookseller label on front pastedown, prev owners name on rear blank. Jacket price-clipped, jacket lacks half of spine panel with some other chipping at edges. Many unforgettable tales of capturing wild elephants, an attack by a disorganised herd, and many hair-breadth escapes from the forest giants. Along with a fascinating report on the Lake Chad elephants are vivid accounts of the hardships and complications of travel and life in Central Africa.
Very Good/Fair. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall Hardback Hardback. First Edition. Old village library stamp to inside cover. Small mark to front D/J from removal of old label. Wear and tear to edges of D/J. Tiny piece of D/J. missing. The author has come as close as any human being to understanding elephants. Oblivious to discomfort and fatigue, reckless and obstinate, he has followed the wild elephants of the Lake Chad region of Central Africa, trailing them to their most remote retreats. He has observed their life and habits in every season, caught their young and tried to rear them, often with heart-breaking results. If he has not solved all the riddles posed by these mysterious creatures, he gives a great many plausible explanations of their behaviour, their system of communication, the code of their heard-and-family life. he communicates the tremendous excitement generated by the presence of an elephant herd-the sounds and smells, the atmosphere of tension and threat, the overhwleming quality of the powerful, intelligent, unpredictable beasts. Along with this fascinating report on the Lake Chad elephants are vivid descriptions of the hardships and complications of travel and life in Central Africa, of Oberhohann's native helpers-he was the only white man in his expedition-and of the horses, all of whom the author prefers to the company of 'civilized man'. Illustrated. 189 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions, and all types of Academic Literature. )
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