Merrell Publishers, Quarto, dustwrapper, black and white photographs.
One of the most majestic creatures on Earth, The African elephant faces an uncertain future. This book is a superb tribute to the remarkable beauty of these endangered animals. Striking duotone images by award-winning photographers Cyril Christo and Marie Wilkinson capture not only the formidable strength and size of the African elephant, but also its gentleness and human-like emotions. Accompanying the photographs are quotations, myths and stories from the past 400 years, from folklore and from explorers and tribal members, presenting both Western and indigenous perspectives. At once entrancing and thought-provoking, this is the perfect book for anyone passionate about the conservation of our planet.