Publisher description for The African elephant : twilight in Eden / Roger L. DiSilvestro ; Christopher N. Palmer, executive editor ; Page Chichester, photographer.

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Counter From The National Audubon Society, an internationally known organization working on behalf of environmental and wildlife conservation causes, comes this exquisite photographic essay on the African elephant. Using dozens of full-color photographs, it depicts the life and struggles of these majestic beasts--from their significance in Roman, Greek and Victorian society to Africa's current fight to save its elephants. Examines all facets of the African elephant's life and provides in-depth coverage of one of the most widely covered conservation issues of today: the poaching and slaughtering of African elephants for their ivory.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: African elephant, Wildlife conservation