The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild Paperback – May 22 2012
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“Anthony has made a difference in the lives of many magnificent animals who otherwise would have been lost to the world. When you're feeling down and out and defeated and ready to give up, read this inspiring book and share it widely with others.” ―Marc Bekoff, author of The Emotional Lives of Animals
“In my thirty-five years of studying man/animal communication I have met only a few individuals who have the ability to enter into the metaphysical realm of the exotic animal. Lawrence Anthony has been there and back. His wonderfully written book The Elephant Whisperer is a true reflection of his ability to be one of the pachyderms.” ―Ralph Helfer, author of Modoc
“A lovingly written tale of close encounters, some beautiful and some frightening, with humans and nonhumans alike. Anthony's story of his trials and tribulations in preserving a herd of African elephants is a parable for the continent.” ―Irene M. Pepperberg, author of Alex & Me
“An engaging and vividly personal account, The Elephant Whisperer invites you in, as confidant and confederate, from the first page and holds you rapt to the very last. A compelling reminder of the power and mysteries of the natural world, Thula Thula's elephants are lucky to have a friend like Lawrence Anthony.” ―Amelia Thomas, author of The Zoo on the Road to Nablus
“The Elephant Whisperer is every bit as much a page-turner as a novel. … Anyone who remembers Born Free, a personal story of tamed East African lions, will hope this book, too, is destined for the screen.” ―San Francisco Book Review
About the Author
LAWRENCE ANTHONY is an acclaimed conservationist and founder of The Earth Organization. He received the UN's Earth Day award for his work in Baghdad. He lives in Zululand, South Africa.
GRAHAM SPENCE is a journalist and editor. Originally from South Africa, he lives in England. Together they also wrote Babylon's Ark: the Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo.See all Product Description
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I won't add any plot details as this could only diminish the wealth of unexpected joys waiting to unfold in this book. (And anyway,... how can anyone participate in a real adventure if they already know in advance where it's leading ?)
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I loved this book. I was born and raised in southern Africa and am familiar the landscape of Thula Thula, having visited neighbouring Umfolozi Game Reserve many times. Mr. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
100% enjoyable. Loved it. Bought copies for my sister, for my brother, for my step-daughter... it was that good!Published 26 days ago by Sherry F.
Non-Fiction. Written in a conversational tone. Gives insight into the intimate world of the elephant and trust between elephant and a human. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Dena Jantzen
After seeing so many elephants in both Tarangire Park and in the Serengheti in Tanzania, I was in love with these beautiful animals. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Laurie Mueller
Such a fantastic, entertaining and moving book! I can't wait to read the other books by Lawrence Anthony. Read morePublished 8 months ago by N. Heredia
Great book well written, both serious and witty! Any animal lover of Africa wilderness will enjoy it!Published 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
This was one of those books that I was compelled to keep reading. It was full of adventure as Lawrence strove to understand and relate to the beautiful beasts.Published 8 months ago by Debra Walsh
This book along with Anthony's book on the Baghdad Zoo really shows just how talented and sensitive he was to creating a place where all animals can co-exist
Anthony was... Read more
This is an amazing, heart-melting beautiful Story! Humans finding peace for the wild and wildlife comes from the power of Love . Lawrence definitely has that power ! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Sherri Schroeder
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