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by Lyall Watson

eBook Elephantoms: Tracking the Elephants download ISBN: 0143024531
Author: Lyall Watson
Publisher: The Penguin Group (SA) (Pty) Ltd (May 31, 2004)
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Lyall Watson is a naturalist and the author of over twenty books, including Jacobson's Organ.

Lyall Watson is a naturalist and the author of over twenty books, including Jacobson's Organ. He is based in a cottage on the West Coast of Ireland.

Elephantoms: tracking the elephant. Prolific naturalist Watson (Jacobson's Organ) spent his childhood summers in South Africa exploring the countryside with his young companions

Elephantoms: tracking the elephant. Prolific naturalist Watson (Jacobson's Organ) spent his childhood summers in South Africa exploring the countryside with his young companions. His life changed forever when he observed his first wild.

Elephantoms: Tracking the Elephant Lyall Watson has sadly passed, but his books (to me. . As a child in South Africa, spending summers exploring the wild with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first elephant Lyall Watson has sadly passed, but his books (to me) are like putting a seashell against my ear and listening to the Universe whispering its wisdom. Sep 03, 2014 Sharon Baxter rated it it was amazing.

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Lyall Watson's newest book, "Elephantoms, Tracking the Elephant," begins with a scenario slightly reminiscent of.

Lyall Watson's newest book, "Elephantoms, Tracking the Elephant," begins with a scenario slightly reminiscent of the novel, "Lord of the Flies. A troupe of bright, but rebellious, ten through thirteen-year-old boys has a month's unsupervised living at the southern edge of the African continent. In an emergency, a distant farmhouse phone could be used to summon help. For those who have never read any of this author's twenty-odd books, Lyall Watson holds degrees in a number of scientific disciplines alongside a pair of doctorates in anthropology and ethology.

Elephantoms: Tracking the Elephant, libro electrónico escrito por Lyall Watson

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Lyall Watson (12 April 1939 – 25 June 2008) was a South African botanist, zoologist, biologist, anthropologist, ethologist, and author of many books, among the most popular of which is the best seller Supernature. Lyall Watson tried to make sense of natural and supernatural phenomena in biological terms.

This "entertaining and enchanting" work (Washington Post Book World) chronicles how Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong quest to understand the nature and behavior of this impressive creature. From that moment on, Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong obsession with understanding the nature and behavior of this impressive creature.

As a child in South Africa, spending summers exploring the wild with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first elephant. This "entertaining and enchanting" work (Washington Post Book World) chronicles how Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong quest to understand the nature and behavior of this impressive creature.

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As a child in South Africa, spending summers exploring the world with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first elephant. From that moment on, Watson's fascination grew into a lifelong obsession with understanding the nature and behaviour of this impressive creature. Around the world, the elephant - at once a symbol of spiritual power and physical endurance - has been worshipped as a god and hunted for sport. In this captivating portrait of the elephant, Watson draws from scientific research, anthropological studies and personal experience to document the animal's wide-ranging capabilities to remember and to mourn. He reminds us of its rich mythic origins, its evolution and its devastation at the hands of poachers in recent history. Part meditation on an elusive animal, part evocation of the power of place, Elephantoms presents an alluring mix of the mysteries of nature and the wonders of childhood.
Comments: (7)
Brajind
I have had this book awhile, and have read, and reread it often. I know a lot about elephants through years of reading. There has not yet been a book written yet on elephants that is of such high literary quality as this one, in addition to providing us with many facts, and also a descriptive narrative of his journey. In some spots, it is almost poetry. How lucky the author was able to experience firsthand what he writes about. The best part was the end, when the whale, down in the ocean (in a part whales seldom, if ever, frequent) meets up with the elephant standing above, and they both trumpet their greetings, or some kind of communication. It remains for me one of the most special animal encounters of which I have ever heard. I bought this book for a friend also because I was so moved by it. Great work here---R-E-A-L-L-Y Great work!
Jesmi
ELEPHANTOMS is biologist Lyall Watson's homage to one of the most significant influences in his life: the African elephant. The book is an inspiring compilation of elephant lore and scientific insights, served up in vintage Watson style.
One of the most attractive qualities of Watson's work is his willingness to honor the world's great mysteries, such as the nature of consciousness and its role in the world. What is real and what is illusion? Does the mind participate in generating what we call facts? In his elephant encounters, this question recurs again and again. Watson faces these mysteries as few scientists are willing to do. The result is an enchanting display of erudition and intition, which recall's Aristotle's observation that wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Watson vividly describes the appalling stupidity and cruelty we humans have displayed toward one of the planet's most majestic creatures. Thus ELEPHANTOMS evokes in the reader a range of emotions, from ecstasy to rage.
ELEPHANTOMS meets my requirements as a reader. It educates, inspires, and challenges. It is anchored in science and spirit, head and heart.
Thank you, Lyall Watson.
-- Larry Dossey, MD
Author: HEALING WORDS, REINVENTING MEDICINE, and HEALING BEYOND THE BODY
Dorilune
Mr. Watson is a delightful writer and his stories about his childhood summer experiences camping with other children on the Cape beach makes me wish for similar experiences for today's children. What a great way to learn independence and cooperation. And his lifetime experiences and education have him cross paths with many elephants, to our great delight. He makes them understandable, approachable, peaceful, and oh so intelligent. I am going to read more by Lyall Watson.
Danskyleyn
I started this book thinking it was not what I’d imagined. I was right! Turns out it was much more. The author has a great heart and hope for the survival of our most outrageous favorite animal: the elephant. Very information and very, very readable.
Zolorn
Not quite what I had in mind, but still and interesting read. I particularly loved the biological and evolutionary bits. The writing style was smooth and steady.
PanshyR
I loved this book. I loved the scientific analysis and the sentimental accounts from the author's early experiences. I particularly loved the image presented at the end of the book - wonderful to think of the greater connection between the great creatures on the planet. I think animals aren't given enough credit in their ability to "think", and this book presents information that supports that idea.
Kulwes
I like elephants and found this work of non-fiction fascinating. If you've been 'up close', i.e. with no zoo bars between you and the elephant you will find the story believable and thrilling. If you haven't.....you should do so while you can.
What is it that connects us to each other, and perhaps connects us across time. Lyall Watson is a gifted scientist who suggests some provocative possibilities in simple prose. If you don't want to think about his speculations you will still be entertained by his biographical adventures about South African Bushmen and Elephants. The only reason I didn't give it five stars is that the author spends a lot of time telling the history of various Elephant herds and the men who slaughtered so many of them, and that's really a separate tale (or is it tail?)