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The Resource The elephant's secret sense : the hidden life of the wild herds of Africa, Caitlin O'Connell

The elephant's secret sense : the hidden life of the wild herds of Africa, Caitlin O'Connell

Label
The elephant's secret sense : the hidden life of the wild herds of Africa
Title
The elephant's secret sense
Title remainder
the hidden life of the wild herds of Africa
Statement of responsibility
Caitlin O'Connell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"While observing a family group of elephants in the wild, Caitlin O'Connell, a young field scientist, noticed a peculiar listening behavior. A matriarch she had been watching for months turned her massive head and lifted her foot off the ground. As she scanned the horizon, the other elephants followed suit, all facing the same direction. O'Connell soon made a groundbreaking discovery: the elephants were "listening through limbs," feeling the ripples of the earth's surface for approaching friends and enemies. Through their feet, toenails, trunks, and other, subtler modes of communication, these enormous animals were communicating to one another, demonstrating the vital importance of social relationships in their lives." "An unforgettable journey of scientific discovery, The Elephant's Secret Sense takes you deep into the wilds of Namibia, from the tops of isolated, desert observation towers to the jaws and claws of ravenous lions to aerial expeditions and dusty highways, where the naturalists do their difficult work in a troubled land threatened by expanding human populations and unstable politics. Resonant with the powerful calls of the mysterious elephant, this is a story about the resilience of nature and the inspiring, astonishing, and often heartbreaking places where humans and wild animals come together."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
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1965-
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O'Connell, Caitlin
Dewey number
599.67/415
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.P98
LC item number
O26 2007
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African elephant
  • African elephant
  • Animal communication
Label
The elephant's secret sense : the hidden life of the wild herds of Africa, Caitlin O'Connell
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
76967155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743284417
Lccn
2006052189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)76967155
Label
The elephant's secret sense : the hidden life of the wild herds of Africa, Caitlin O'Connell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
76967155
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780743284417
Lccn
2006052189
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)76967155

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