Elephant's Secret Sense by Caitlin O'Connell
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Elephant's Secret Sense
By Caitlin O'Connell

The Elephant's Secret Sense

The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa

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Elephant's Secret Sense by Caitlin O'Connell

Book Description

While observing a family of elephants in the wild, Caitlin O'Connell noticed a peculiar listening behavior in which the matriarch lifted her foot and scanned the horizon, causing the other elephants to follow suit, as if they could 'hear' the ground. "The Elephant's Secret Sense" is O'Connell's account of her path-breaking research into seismic listening and communication, chronicling the extraordinary social lives of elephants over the course of fourteen years in the Namibian wilderness.This odyssey of scientific discovery is also a frank account of fieldwork in a poverty-stricken, war-ravaged country. In her attempts to study an elephant community, O'Connell encounters corrupt bureaucrats, deadly lions and rhinos, poachers, farmers fighting for arable land, and profoundly ineffective approaches to wildlife conservation. "The Elephant's Secret Sense" is ultimately a story of intellectual courage in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226616742
ISBN-10: 0226616746
Format: Paperback
(230mm x 165mm x 14mm)
Pages: 264
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 17-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Caitlin O'Connell

Bridge to the Wild by Caitlin O'Connell Bridge to the Wild, Hardback (October 2016)

"With stunning photographs and exemplary narrative nonfiction, the Sibert Honor-winning creators of The Elephant Scientist, Caitlin O'Connell and Timothy Rodwell, give readers a heartwarming insider's look into a day in the life of a zoo curator and the meaningful bonds that she forms with her menagerie."--

Elephant Scientist by Caitlin O'Connell Elephant Scientist, Paperback (May 2016)

American scientist Caitlin O'Connell could not believe what she was seeing from these African elephants: as the mighty matriarch scanned the horizon, the other elephants followed suit, stopped midstride, and stood as still as statues. This observation would guide the scientist to a ground-breaking discovery about elephant communication.

Baby Elephant in the Wild by Caitlin O'Connell Baby Elephant in the Wild, Hardback (June 2014)

With rare, stunning in-the-field photographs, this nonfiction photo essay brings young children to the Africa scrub desert to witness a baby elephant surviving in the wild.

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Author Biography - Caitlin O'Connell

Caitlin O'Connell is assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery at Stanford University. Her discoveries have been published in various periodicals, including Science, Science News, Natural History, National Geographic, the Economist, and Discover.

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