Elephants: A Cultural and Natural History by Karl Gröning, Martin Saller


Elephants – their ancestral line going back over 50 million years – have been on the endangered species list since 1989. This book is dedicated to the plagued giants. Generously illustrated, it traces the footsteps of the pachyderm through the many thousands of years of its natural and cultural history: through the savannahs and rain forests of Asia and Africa, where the herds live together according to an astonishing social order; through the history of the elephant as man’s servant and the victim of his greed; through its symbolism in myths and religions, and its iconography in art and commerce.

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