Love, Life, and Elephants

An African Love Story

Author: Daphne Sheldrick

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429942711

Category: Nature

Page: 352

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Daphne Sheldrick, whose family arrived in Africa from Scotland in the 1820s, is the first person ever to have successfully hand-reared newborn elephants. Her deep empathy and understanding, her years of observing Kenya's rich variety of wildlife, and her pioneering work in perfecting the right husbandry and milk formula have saved countless elephants, rhinos, and other baby animals from certain death. In this heartwarming and poignant memoir, Daphne shares her amazing relationships with a host of orphans, including her first love, Bushy, a liquid-eyed antelope; Rickey-Tickey-Tavey, the little dwarf mongoose; Gregory Peck, the busy buffalo weaver bird; Huppety, the mischievous zebra; and the majestic elephant Eleanor, with whom Daphne has shared more than forty years of great friendship. But this is also a magical and heartbreaking human love story between Daphne and David Sheldrick, the famous Tsavo Park warden. It was their deep and passionate love, David's extraordinary insight into all aspects of nature, and the tragedy of his early death that inspired Daphne's vast array of achievements, most notably the founding of the world-renowned David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and the Orphans' Nursery in Nairobi National Park, where Daphne continues to live and work to this day. Encompassing not only David and Daphne's tireless campaign for an end to poaching and for conserving Kenya's wildlife, but also their ability to engage with the human side of animals and their rearing of the orphans expressly so they can return to the wild, Love, Life, and Elephants is alive with compassion and humor, providing a rare insight into the life of one of the world's most remarkable women.
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An African Love Story

Love, Life and Elephants

Author: Daphne Sheldrick

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141966777

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Daphne Sheldrick's best-selling love story of romance, life and elephants, An African Love Story: Love, Life and Elephants is an incredible story from Africa's greatest living conservationist. A typical day for Daphne involves rescuing baby elephants from poachers; finding homes for orphan elephants, all the while campaigning the ever-present threat of poaching for the ivory trade. An African Love Story is the incredible memoir of her life. It tells two stories - one is the extraordinary love story which blossomed when Daphne fell head over heels with Tsavo Game Park and its famous warden, David Sheldrick. The second is the love story of how Daphne and David, who devoted their lives to saving elephant orphans, at first losing every infant under the age of two until Daphne at last managed to devise the first-ever milk formula which would keep them alive. 'Compulsively readable', Mail on Sunday 'An enchanting memoir', Telegraph Daphne Sheldrick has spent her entire life in Kenya. For over 25 years, she and her husband, David, the famous founder of the the giant Tsavo National Park, raised and rehabilitated back into the wild orphans of misfortune from many different wild species. These included elephants, rhinos, buffaloes, zebra, eland, kudu, impala, warthogs and many other smaller animals. In 2006 she was made Dame Commander of the British Empire by the Queen.
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Elephant Sense and Sensibility

Author: Michael Garstang

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128024879

Category: Nature

Page: 152

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Elephant Sense and Sensibility is a comprehensive treatment of the full range of elephant behavior. Beginning with chapters on evolution and the elephant’s brain, this book is an integrated presentation of the elephant’s capacity for memory, morality, emotion, empathy, altruism, language, intelligence, learning and teaching. Grounded primarily in scientific research, the book also draws upon anecdotal and visual evidence showing elephants thinking, acting, feeling and behaving in ways that we, as humans, recognize. This complete treatment of elephant behavior supported by the extensive literature, along with anecdotal and photographic material, provides an overview not available in any other text. Covers a variety of aspects that relate to behavior, ranging from brain function and sensory input to communication, learning, and intelligence Features a comprehensive treatment of elephant behavior supported by the extensive literature, anecdotal information, and striking photographic material, providing an overview not available in any other text Features an interdisciplinary approach to behavior, with vital information included and integrated from several key disciplines
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50 Ways to Save the Elephants (and change the world)

Author: Isabel Abrams

Publisher: Cider Mill Press

ISBN: 1604337990

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Discover the simple and considerate things YOU can do to save the elephant- and the world! In recent years, the global elephant population has diminished rapidly in recent years. Both Asian and African elephants face a number of grave threats, including poaching and loss of habitat. African elephant numbers are estimated to have dropped by 30% in the past decade alone. These beautiful creatures need your help more than ever, but it’s never been so easy to make a difference. 50 Ways to Save the Elephants is packed with steps you can take to help elephant populations recover and protect elephants in captivity. Whether it’s engaging in online activism from your home, helping to reduce climate change, or being a conscientious consumer and traveler, these simple contributions will benefit more than just the elephants - they also help make a difference in our community and the world!
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The Best of Life, Love, and Levity

Condensed Poems

Author: William Spencer Jr.

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469118556

Category: Poetry

Page: 332

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This clever collection of poems offers the reader an inspiring start to the day, or delightful prose to close a trying day in a light-hearted way. Upon opening the cover, you may be drawn it to sit and absorb the entire book in one sitting. Over time, many poems will speak to you, and are sure to be revisited and reflected upon by the thinking reader.
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Measured by Soul: The Life of Joseph Carey Merrick (also known as 'The Elephant Man')

Author: Jeanette Sitton & Mae Siu-Wai Stroshane

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1300457252

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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Joseph Merrick, the Elephant Man, was a 19th century Englishman who suffered disfigurement from an extremely rare disorder, which is believed to be Proteus Syndrome. Though his physical and mental suffering was great, he remained courageous. 'Measured by the Soul, ' is lavishly illustrated with never-seen-before photographs of Joseph's life and Victorian times. This book also features interviews with modern patients who live with Proteus Syndrome, as well as exciting news from Dr. Leslie Biesecker of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. Thanks to Dr. Biesecker's research, there is hope for new treatment of Proteus Syndrome and its ultimate cure. Proceeds from this book will benefit Proteus Syndrome treatment and research.
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Still Life with Elephant

A Novel

Author: Judy Reene Singer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061893668

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The way to a cheating man's heart is through . . . an elephant? Professional horse trainer Neelie Sterling somehow missed the fact that her veterinarian husband, Matt, was having an affair with his blonde, pretty business partner. Neelie often misses things. (When Matt originally told her he was getting a colleague to help with the practice, she thought he said collie—and Neelie likes dogs.) Now the blonde is saying she's pregnant, and Neelie's life is in a tailspin. But she sees an opportunity to patch up the holes in her disintegrating marriage when she learns that Matt is leaving for Zimbabwe to rescue a badly injured elephant. Foolishly optimistic, she joins the expedition. On a dangerous, revealing, exhilarating trip through Africa, Neelie comes to learn a lot about herself as a woman and a wife. But it isn't until they return home with their pachyderm patient that her eyes are truly opened to what is going on around her. And with the help of a very large and very special animal, she may even discover how to love again.
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The Elephant In The Bed; What's Blocking Your Sex Life?

How to Recognize and Stop Problems Affecting Your Relationship So You Can Get Back to Having Sex Again!

Author: Johanna Sparrow

Publisher: Johanna Sparrow

ISBN: 1500286486

Category: Self-Help

Page: 112

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Most, if not all, of my friends have heard of the old saying about the elephant in the room or even the pink elephant or white elephant in the room. But, did you know that they are all addressing a problem that no one wants to acknowledge, not even you? In relationships, the elephant in the room seems to be out of control. So, what do you do when the elephant leaves the room and climbs into your bed? I can surely tell you that when I had an elephant in my bed, it was awkward as hell, and my sex life was nonexistent. No matter what size bed you have, you will never have enough room to fit you and your significant other in comfortably. This book will help you to recognize what’s blocking your sex life and affecting your relationship as a whole. Now that you’ve got your eyes on the elephant in your bed, I want you to walk its big ass right out your front door and out of your life forever.
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Think of an Elephant: Combining Science and Spirituality for a Better Life

Author: Paul Bailey

Publisher: Duncan Baird Publishers

ISBN: 1780283490

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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Too often, it seems that science and spirituality are irreconcilable but Paul Bailey shows that hard fact and direct spiritual experience can come together harmoniously, and only when they do will the true nature of the universe be revealed to us. What he has to say will inspire mind-shifts and alter our perception of the universe. Bailey's revolutionary approach emerged from a whimsically phrased, but ultimately serious question that scientists tried to answer: If an elephant were sucked into a black hole, where would its matter go? Astonishingly, they realized that the elephant's fate altered depending on each person's particular viewing position. And that's what Bailey allows us to do: see reality and our lives from a different perspective. By linking the apparently unrelated fields of quantum physics, holistic health, cosmology, theology, neuroscience, evolutionary theory, and consciousness studies, Bailey proves that each is a facet of a greater, unified reality, and that science and spirituality are two sides of the same coin. With this knowledge, we will finally understand our place in the universe and gain new insights into some of the most challenging questions facing the world today.
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