The Resource Elephant Don : the politics of a pachyderm posse, Caitlin O'Connell

Elephant Don : the politics of a pachyderm posse, Caitlin O'Connell

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Elephant Don : the politics of a pachyderm posse
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Elephant Don
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the politics of a pachyderm posse
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Caitlin O'Connell
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eng
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Meet Greg. He's a stocky guy with an outsized swagger. He's been the intimidating, yet sociable don of his posse of friends--including Abe, Keith, Mike, Kevin, and Freddie Fredericks--but one arid summer the tide begins to shift and the third-ranking Kevin starts to get ambitious and seeks a higher position within this social club. But this is no ordinary tale of gangland betrayal--Greg and his entourage are bull elephants in Etosha National Park, Namibia, where, for the last twenty years, Caitlin O'Connell has been a keen observer of their complicated friendships. In Elephant Don, O'Connell, one of the leading experts on elephant communication and social behavior, takes us inside the little-known world of African male elephants, a world that is steeped in ritual, where bonds are maintained by unexpected tenderness punctuated by violence. Elephant Don tracks Greg and his group of bulls as O'Connell tries to understand the vicissitudes of male friendship, power struggles, and play. A frequently heart-wrenching portrayal of commitment, loyalty, and affection between individuals yearning for companionship, it vividly captures the incredible repertoire of elephant behavior and communication. Greg, O'Connell shows, is sometimes a tyrant and other times a benevolent dictator as he attempts to hold on to his position at the top. Though Elephant Don is Greg's story, it is also the story of O'Connell and the challenges and triumphs of field research in environs more hospitable to lions and snakes than scientists. Readers will be drawn into dramatic tales of an elephant society at once exotic and surprisingly familiar, as O'Connell's decades of close research reveal extraordinary discoveries about a male society not wholly unlike our own. Surely we've all known a Greg or two, and through this book we may come to know them in a whole new light
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Title
Elephant Don
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In Elephant Don, O’Connell, one of the leading experts on elephant communication and social behavior, offers a rare inside look at the social world of African male elephants.Elephant Don tracks Greg and his group of bulls as O’Connell tries to understand the vicissitudes of male friendship, power struggles, and play. A frequently heart-wrenching portrayal of commitment, loyalty, and affection between individuals yearning for companionship, it vividly captures an incredible repertoire of elephant behavior and communication
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Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
Dewey number
599.6715
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.P98
LC item number
O256 2015
Literary form
non fiction
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adult
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the politics of a pachyderm posse
Elephant Don : the politics of a pachyderm posse, Caitlin O'Connell
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Elephant Don : the politics of a pachyderm posse, Caitlin O'Connell
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Includes index
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Contents
Kissing of the ring -- Journey to Mushara -- The head that wears the crown -- Introduction to the boys' club -- Dung diaries -- Teenage wasteland -- Coalitions and a fall from grace -- Male bonding -- The domino effect -- Capo di tutti capi -- Of musth and other demons -- The emotional elephant -- The Don back in the driver's seat -- Closure -- Sniffing out your relatives -- Where are the boys in gray? -- A case for dishonest signaling -- The Don under fire -- Black Mamba in camp -- Baying at a testosterone-filled moon -- Relentless wind -- A deposed Don -- The Don returns -- Scramble for power -- The royal family -- Wee hours -- The politics of family -- A new beginning
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9780226106113
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014036405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
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cat13rev
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illustrations
System control number
  • ocn887849373
  • (OCoLC)887849373

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