A classic Hercule Poirot investigation, Agatha Christie’s Elephants Can Remember has the expert detective delving into an unsolved crime from the past involving the strange death of a husband and wife.
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: Harper Collins
A classic Hercule Poirot investigation, Agatha Christie’s Elephants Can Remember has the expert detective delving into an unsolved crime from the past involving the strange death of a husband and wife. Hercule Poirot stood on the clifftop. Here, many years earlier, there had been a fatal accident followed by the grisly discovery of two bodies—a husband and wife who had been shot dead. But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder? Poirot delves into the past and discovers that “old sins leave long shadows.”
Elephants use 'paths' to remember how to reach their food sources. These paths
are followed by herds for generations. In India during the 1950s, a house was
built over an elephant path. Every year the people who lived in the house had to
Author: Guy Campbell
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Do Elephant's Ever Forget contains over fifty of the most important questions kids have ever asked (and a couple of quite silly ones, too). From 'what would happen if a meteorite hit the Earth?' and 'how deep will the oceans be if the ice caps melt?' to ' would my eyeballs pop out if I sneezed with my eyes open?' and 'why can't I tickle myself?'
Researchers have spent years studying memories of elephants and have
concluded that elephants really do have exceptional memories. Researchers
have conducted a number of studies to see how much elephants can remember.
Author: Isabel L. Beck
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Grasping the meaning of a text enables K-8 students to appreciate its language and structure through close reading, which in turn leads to deeper comprehension. This book explains the relationship between comprehension and close reading and offers step-by-step guidelines for teaching both of these key elements of literacy. Reproducible lessons are shared for eight engaging texts (excerpts from fiction, nonfiction, and poetry), complete with discussion tips, queries that scaffold comprehension, close reading activities, and connections to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The authors model lesson development and guide teachers in constructing their own lessons. Ten additional text selections are provided in the Appendix. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print all 18 texts in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
Perhaps most extraordinary are elephants' memories and sense of hearing, both
of which outperform humans'. Elephants can remember places that they visited
decades ago, and can hear and interpret the calls made by family members up to
Author: Margo DeMello
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Considering that much of human society is structured through its interaction with non-human animals, and since human society relies heavily on the exploitation of animals to serve human needs, human–animal studies has become a rapidly expanding field of research, featuring a number of distinct positions, perspectives, and theories that require nuanced explanation and contextualization. The first book to provide a full overview of human–animal studies, this volume focuses on the conceptual construction of animals in American culture and the way in which it reinforces and perpetuates hierarchical human relationships rooted in racism, sexism, and class privilege. Margo DeMello considers interactions between humans and animals within the family, the law, the religious and political system, and other major social institutions, and she unpacks the different identities humans fashion for themselves and for others through animals. Essays also cover speciesism and evolutionary continuities; the role and preservation of animals in the wild; the debate over zoos and the use of animals in sports; domestication; agricultural practices such as factory farming; vivisection; animal cruelty; animal activism; the representation of animals in literature and film; and animal ethics. Sidebars highlight contemporary controversies and issues, with recommendations for additional reading, educational films, and related websites. DeMello concludes with an analysis of major philosophical positions on human social policy and the future of human–animal relations.
Googal tells Ulf that elephants never forget anything because they have terrific
memories. Ulf's impressed. He wants to know if an elephant can remember how
to spell 'elephant'. Googal reminds Ulf that the best way to spell a long word like ...
Author: Andy Seed
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
All the essentials of spelling covered thoroughly in a light-hearted and accessible style. The books act as a genuinely useful tool for children who want or need to improve their English and grasp areas that they have perhaps not understood at school or missed out on. Each page covers a key point, shows lots of examples to demonstrate correct usage, and has a handy summary at the bottom of the page. Comic-strip style illustrations and the group of characters that make up the Odd Mob make learning fun and easy, with puns, jokes and cartoons.
The Pale Horse A priestâe(tm)s death leads to sinister goings-on in an old country inn. This bonus novel featured Mrs Oliver for once without Poirot and was one of Christieâe(tm)s darkest stories, blending witchcraft and murder.
Author: Agatha Christie
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The final POIROT omnibus, featuring the last four appearances of the detective's side-kick, the sleuthing crime novelist Ariadne Oliver: Third Girl, Hallowe'en Party, Elephants Can Remember and The Pale Horse. Poirot and Mrs Oliver continue their sleuthing in the 1960s in four uncharacteristically 'modern' novels with an added twist of danger...Third Girl Poirot finally admits he is growing old as a perplexed girl thinks she may have killed someone. Here Christie dragged Poirot into the swinging 60s and effectively squared him up against a world featuring sex, drugs and hippies. Hallowe'en Party A teenage murder witness is drowned in a tub of apples. This was only the second time Christie wrote about the death of a child, and is all the more engrossing for it. Elephants Can Remember An old husband and wife double murder has never been solved -- until now. This was the very last Poirot story that Agatha Christie wrote, and garnered good reviews. The Pale Horse A priest's death leads to sinister goings-on in an old country inn. This bonus novel featured Mrs Oliver for once without Poirot and was one of Christie's darkest stories, blending witchcraft and murder.
Mind you, in this study, the elephants never saw the cloth. They relied solely on
olfactory clues, which ... I'd think, given all those examples, the question isn't
whether elephants can remember. Maybe we need to ask: What won't they forget
Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Ballantine Books
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A deeply moving, gripping, and intelligent page-turner about a daughter’s search for her mother, Leaving Time is Jodi Picoult at the height of her powers. Includes the novella Larger Than Life Throughout her blockbuster career, Jodi Picoult has seamlessly blended nuanced characters, riveting plots, and rich prose, brilliantly creating stories that “not only provoke the mind but touch the flawed souls in all of us” (The Boston Globe). Now, in Leaving Time, she has delivered a book unlike anything she’s written before. For more than a decade, Jenna Metcalf has never stopped thinking about her mother, Alice, who mysteriously disappeared in the wake of a tragic accident. Refusing to believe she was abandoned, Jenna searches for her mother regularly online and pores over the pages of Alice’s old journals. A scientist who studied grief among elephants, Alice wrote mostly of her research among the animals she loved, yet Jenna hopes the entries will provide a clue to her mother’s whereabouts. Desperate to find the truth, Jenna enlists two unlikely allies in her quest: Serenity Jones, a psychic who rose to fame finding missing persons, only to later doubt her gifts, and Virgil Stanhope, the jaded private detective who’d originally investigated Alice’s case along with the strange, possibly linked death of one of her colleagues. As the three work together to uncover what happened to Alice, they realize that in asking hard questions, they’ll have to face even harder answers. As Jenna’s memories dovetail with the events in her mother’s journals, the story races to a mesmerizing finish. Praise for Leaving Time “Piercing and uplifting . . . a smart, accessible yarn with a suspenseful puzzle at its core.”—The Boston Globe “Poignant . . . an entertaining tale about parental love, friendship, loss.”—The Washington Post “A riveting drama.”—Us Weekly “[A] moving tale.”—People “A fast-paced, surprise-ending mystery.”—USA Today “In Jenna, [Jodi] Picoult has created an unforgettable character who will easily endear herself to each and every reader. . . . Leaving Time may be her finest work yet.”—Bookreporter “[A] captivating and emotional story.”—BookPage
His results suggested that while it's not literally true that elephants never forget,
they do have excellent memories. Rensch started with a ... Would she remember
that the box with the cross on its lid always contained food? It took her a while, ...
Author: Alex Boese
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
The Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller Have you ever wondered if a severed head retains consciousness long enough to see what happened to it? Or whether your dog would run to fetch help, if you fell down a disused mineshaft? And what would happen if you were to give an elephant the largest ever single dose of LSD? The chances are that someone, somewhere has conducted a scientific experiment to find out... 'Excellent accounts of some of the most important and interesting experiments in biology and psychology' Simon Singh If left to their own devices, would babies instinctively choose a well-balanced diet? Discover the secret of how to sleep on planes Which really tastes better in a blind tasting - Coke or Pepsi?
The name of these apartments changes twice: to Whitehouse Mansions (
CatAmong the Pigeons, 1959), then Whitefriars Mansions (Elephants Can Remember, 1972). His telephone number is TRA(falgar) 8137 (Dead Man's Folly,
Author: Mark Campbell
Publisher: Oldcastle Books
Category: Literary Criticism
The Pocket Essential Guide To Agatha Christie provides an informed introduction to the whole Christie phenomenon; a biography of Dame Agatha Christie; in-depth profiles of ten of her most popular characters together with an analyses of the stories in which they appeared; a look at her espionage thrillers and non-crime titles; a section on film, TV and stage adaptations; appendices that include an exhaustive bibliography and an overview of the best Agatha Christie websites around.
An alterna- ELEPHANT tive explanation is that eating symbolizes quali-
Psychological Meaning Elephants can symbolties that ... The egg could also ing , remember not to lose touch with your symbolize inner potential that is developing
Author: Craig Hamilton-Parker
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Discusses the psychological and mystical meanings of specific symbols in dreams and provides experiments to help remember and analyze dreams
... none that even the elephants can remember So of course they had to have a
leader who was courageous and with it and confident and clever and conceited
and all that Shrewdly assessing the Lion's compassion for the weak they picked a
Author: Linda Goodman
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
The influence of the constellations of the zodiac on human experience is reflected in astrological poetry
“Like The sTuff elephanTs do aT a carnival. I remember seeing an elephanT do
Tricks aT a carnival my Dad Took me To when I was liTTle." “I have a beTTer idea
." Jasmine said proudly. “Elijah, you should Train Elle To help wiTh chores and ...
Author: Sheila Riedl
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Elijah and the Elephant is a dream I had one night. It was a fun movie my mind played as I was sleeping. When I woke up the next morning, I could not stop thinking about the dream. I had prayed the night before for God to give me a new project to work on. I decided writing this book must be the project. I began to write down as much of the dream as I could remember. When my kids asked me what I was doing, I told them. They asked me to tell them the story. They liked it and wanted me to finish the story. My husband and kids encouraged me to turn the story into a book to share with others. I hope others will enjoy this fun story. It is a story about a adventurous young girl, friendship, and helping others.
Can the child recall the missing items? Show thechild a word. Ask him/her to look
at it and try to rememberall the letters. ... Other mnemonics often help childrento rememberparticular words: 'Big elephants can alwaysuse small exits'isa ...
Author: Sylvia Edwards
Sylvia Edwards' book concentrates on enhancing the spelling skills of the pupils whom you support; analyzing how you can develop their spelling skills, offering advise and guidance on a variety of learning styles, and a breakdown of spelling principles.
Elephants can do it all! They communicate, use tools, do jobs, and remember
things. Elephants talk to one another by making low rumbling sounds and
trumpeting with their trunks. Elephants do not have hands, so they use their
trunks as tools ...
Author: Ginjer L. Clarke
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Did you know that the European eel can migrate far distances simply from memory? Did you know that chimpanzees can learn sign language? Far Out! is packed with interesting facts about animals that can do amazing and humanlike things, such as the dolphin, silverback gorilla, Egyptian vulture, and monarch butterfly.
It can remember the meanings of all these sounds , how to make them , and
when to use them . The elephant can store a large amount of information , such
as where to find water in a drought or where there is a good supply of food .
Author: J. Lou Barnes
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Describes the habitat, physical characteristics, behaviors, and life cycle of elephants.
Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel's geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story.
Author: James Zemboy
Category: Literary Criticism
The most popular mystery writer of all time concocted a rich recipe of intrigue, character, and setting. All of Agatha Christie’s 66 detective novels are covered here in great detail. Each chapter begins with general comments on a novel’s geographical and historical setting, identifying current events, fashions, fads and popular interests that relate to the story. A concise plot summary and comprehensive character listing follow, and each novel is discussed within Christie’s overall body of work, with an emphasis on the development of themes, narrative technique, and characters over the course of her prolific career. An appendix translates Poirot’s French and defines the British idiomatic words and phrases that give Christie’s novels so much of their flavor.
“I can't believe you remember that.” “Elephant,” he said. “I told you.” “Ah,” I said. I
felt the first cold drip hit my fingers clutching the cone. My ice cream was melting
fast, and since I was holding my dad's ice cream in my other hand, I couldn't do ...
Author: Morgan Matson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Taylor Edwards family might not be that close - everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled, but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor's dad gets some devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend on last summer together at their old lake house in the Pcocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again, but as the summer progresses they're more aware than ever that they're battling a ticking clock. And as Taylor tries to deal with the drama at home, she is faced with the fact that the friends she thought she'd left behind haven't actually gone anywhere. Her former summer best friend is still living across the lake and still as mad with Taylor as she was five years ago, and her first boyfriend has moved in next door… but he's much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve. Can one summer be enough time to get a second chance - with family, friends, and love?