ELEPHANT MEMORIES: THIRTEEN YEARS IN THE LIFE OF AN ELEPHANT FAMILY
At the time of writing, Cynthia Moss had studied the elephants in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park for over twenty-seven years. This book chronicles the lives of the members of the T families led by matriarchs Teresia, Slit Ear, Torn Ear, Tania, and Tuskless.
“One is soon swept away by this ‘Babar’ for adults. By the end, one even begins to feel an aversion for people. One wants to curse human civilization and cry out, ‘Now God stand up for the elephants!’“—Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times
“Moss speaks to the general reader, with charm as well as scientific authority. . . . [An] elegantly written and ingeniously structured account.” —Raymond Sokolov, Wall Street Journal
“Moss tells the story in a style so conversational . . . that I felt like a privileged visitor riding beside her in her rickety Land-Rover as she showed me around the park.” —Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, New York Times Book Review
“A prose-poem celebrating a species from which we could learn some moral as well as zoological lessons.” —Chicago Tribune
PORTRAITS IN THE WILD: ANIMAL BEHAVIOR IN EAST AFRICA
Cynthia’s first book is a vivid synthesis of the study of animal behaviour in East Africa. Each chapter is devoted to one species or group of species, and describes the research carried out on those animals, and the scientists themselves. As well as elephants (of course) the book covers giraffes, black rhinos, zebras, antelopes, baboons, big cats and hyenas.
AFRICA FOR KIDS: EXPLORING A VIBRANT CONTINENT
Africa is brought to life in this imaginative look at the plants, animals, and people that make it such a fascinating continent. Studies of both traditional tribes and modern African cities showcase Africa’s diversity, and authentic activities allow kids to dive into the rich culture by making a Maasai bivouac shelter, writing a fable in the African style, working as a field biologist, making a ritual elephant mask, and learning to tie an African Kanga dress. This cross-cultural study also shows kids what challenges Africa faces today while giving them a look at what it is like to live on this interesting continent.
COMING OF AGE WITH ELEPHANTS
Joyce Poole’s memoir of her time working with Cynthia is a rich story of the people and the elephants that make Amboseli such a special place.
ECHO OF THE ELEPHANTS: THE STORY OF AN ELEPHANT FAMILY
A photographic and textual record of eighteen months in the lives of the EB family, to accompany the BBC film.
Laurence Pringle tells how Cynthia Moss came to study the elephant families in Kenya’s Amboseli National Park and how each family is led by a wise and experienced old matriarch, who guides her group as they forage for food and water
LITTLE BIG EARS: THE STORY OF ELY
Ely’s birth was immortalised in the BBC documentary Echo of the Elephants. Born handicapped by crooked front legs, Ely struggled to survive, and won the battle thanks to the devotion of his mother Echo. This book tells Ely’s story, enhanced by full-color photographs.
PYRAMIDS OF LIFE
Pyramids of Life opens a window on nature taking Africa with its unique richness in pattern, structure and process as a focus. It explains as no other book has ever done how the laws of ecology work. Examining every level of existence and taking into account the recent interference of man in the emerging science of adaptive systems, biologist and ecologist Harvey Croze has joined forces with the renowned photojournalist John Reader to offer a fascinating perspective on the natural world. This definitive book is indispensable guide for all those with an interest in ecology as well is a beautiful portrait of wildlife in Africa and indeed every other wild region of the world.
THE GREAT MIGRATION
The vast grasslands of the Serengeti and the golden plateau of the Masai Mara are a sanctuary for wildlife and the stage for one of the most extraordinary natural phenomena on earth: the wildebeast migration. The sheer scale of this event is both awesome and unimaginable—1,500,000 wildebeasts joined by hundreds of thousands of zebras, gazelles, elephants, and their predators.
Photographer Carlo Mari has followed these animals for ten years and watched them stampeding relentlessly from one horizon to another in vast unbroken columns. His photographs portray the dynamism and courage of the herds, their rhythms, their conquest of new spaces, and their struggle to live and perpetuate themselves. Set within the context of the whole of African wildlife, these images, accompanied by Harvey Croze’s authoritative text, stretch beyond the migration itself and provide a glimpse into a journey without end, a perpetual circle of passage. A safari through the pages of this memorable book is the next best thing to being there.