The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild Paperback – Illustrated, May 22 2012
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- Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin; Illustrated edition (May 22 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 125000781X
- ISBN-13 : 978-1250007810
- Item Weight : 372 g
- Dimensions : 14.15 x 2.64 x 21.03 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: #89,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
“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.
Top reviews from Canada
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So, I wanted to read the book about how all of this started.
Throughout his years with them, Lawrence would find them waiting for him whenever he returned from a trip abroad. How did they know?
I just loved reading how he tried to calm the elephants down, well, the matriarch first, so they would not break down the fence and be killed by the hunters waited for them outside the preserve.
It is just a heart warming book about a man who believed in what he was doing and did everything he could to protect what he wanted for his animals.
I am rereading it, I loved it so much.
What a wonderful man!
Top reviews from other countries
The loss of Lawrence Anthony to the world earlier this year is so tragic and there are few so dedicated, understanding, respectful and caring towards wildlife and humans as he was.
I can't wait to read his other two books.