The elephant is abundantly represented in African culture. In this anthology, 18 scholars pay homage to both the African elephant and African creativity. The elephant's natural history is the starting point for this collection. Other essays discuss the animal's place in religious imagery, local economies and regional cultures. The global appetite for ivory and the consequences of the ivory trade are the focus of two essays and of the epilogue, which also discusses the elephant as an endangered species.
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Doran H. Ross is Deputy Director and Curator of African Collections at the Fowler Museum of Cultural History.
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Book Description Univ of California Museum of, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. 415 pages. Clean unmarked text. approx. 2" tear to the bottom area of the cover at the spine nearly through, but still attached. Makes a clean reading copy with typical edge wear, and bumping. Priced accordingly with secure boxed packaging!. Bookseller Inventory # 008381
Book Description Fowler Museum / University of California, 1992. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Fine in a Fine dust jacket. Bound in gray faux elephant skin boards, with black textured endpapers. A lovely, well-produced volume. 415 pages. Hundreds of illustrations. Bookseller Inventory # 41521
Book Description Univ of California Museum of, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0930741250
Book Description Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Illustrated with color and black-and-white photographs, drawings, facsimiles and maps. The dust jacket is protected by a Brodart mylar cover and is not clipped. Not an ex-library copy. No remainder marks. Most books shipped within 24 hours. All books mailed with Delivery Confirmation. Previous owner's embossed seal near the bottom of the title page. The dust jacket has some closed tears (a couple of pieces of tape are on the exterior of the jacket) as well as minor wear at the extremities. Near fine condition in very good dust jacket. ; Color and black-and-white illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; xxi, 415 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 38288