Books and literature about elephants in English and German

Books in English

African Elephants: A Celebration of Majesty by Daryl Balfour, Sharna Balfour, Iain Douglas-Hamilton, John Hanks, Daphne Sheldrick In this stunning showcase, photographers Daryl and Sharna Balfour present a celebration of the most magnificent awe-inspiring land animal on earth. This incredible collection of over 200 photographs, reveals the fascinating lives of African elephants... Click for More info?

Anatomy and Histology of the Indian Elephant by D. Mariappa One of the few books that shows the anatomy of elephants. Dr Mariappa is a well known Indian veterinary who gives an insight into the asian elephant in this book. Click for More info?

Battle for the Big Top: P.T. Barnum, James Bailey, John Ringling, and the Death-Defying Saga of the American Circus by Les Standiford In Battle for the Big Top, New York Times–bestselling author Les Standiford brings to life a remarkable era when three circus kings—James Bailey, P. T. Barnum, and John Ringling—all vied for control of the vastly profitable and influential Amer... Click for More info?

Becoming Charlemagne: Europe, Baghdad, and the Empires of A.D. 800 by Jeff Sypeck Sypeck affectionately peers behind the legends surrounding Charlemagne and magnificently chronicles four significant years in the emperor's life. From 796 to 800, Charlemagne, the king of the Franks, consolidated his kingdom through military exploits... Click for More info?

Biology, Medicine and Surgery of Elephants by Murray Fowler and Susan Mikota Elephants are possibly the most well-known members of the animal kingdom. The enormous size, unusual anatomy, and longevity of elephants have fascinated humans for millenia. Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants serves as a comprehensive text o... Click for More info?

Cleopatra's Journey by Iain Macdonald Cleopatra is an elephant and matriarch. The journey is her endeavour to keep her precious family alive against enormous odds. All the events contained in this book take place between 1966 and 1994, a tumultuous period for the region. The most tra... Click for More info?

Elephant Book: For the Elefriends Campaign by Ian Redmond Biologist Ian Redmond pays tribute to the pachyderm in The Elephant Book, with breathtaking photos of the African landscape. Divided into sections such as "The Architect of Africa," "Trunks and Tusks" and "Peaceful Coexistence," and peppered with quo... Click for More info?

Elephant Dawn: The inspirational story of thirteen years living with elephants in the African wilderness by Sharon Pincott In 2001, Sharon Pincott traded her privileged life as a high-flying corporate executive to start a new one with the Presidential Elephants of Zimbabwe. She was unpaid, untrained, self-funded and arrived with the starry-eyed idealism of most foreigner... Click for More info?

Elephant Memories : Thirteen Years in the Life of an Elephant Family by Cynthia Moss First Sentence:
In the early morning light, the large gray forms moved slowly, deliberately, and nearly silently along a well-worn path amongst lava boulders and small thorny Balanites trees.
Cynthia Moss has studied the elepha... Click for More info?

Elephant Speak: A Devoted Keeper's Life Among the Herd by Melissa Crandall When Roger Henneous first dons his keeper uniform and sets foot in the Oregon Zoo, he doesn't know what to expect. Over Roger's thirty-year career, he discovers the joys, pains, and dangers of life in a zoo, all the while maintaining an unwavering de... Click for More info?

Elephant Trails: A History of Animals and Cultures by Nigel Rothfels From prehistoric cave drawings in Europe and ancient rock art in Africa and India to burning pyres of confiscated tusks, our thoughts about elephants tell a story of human history. In Elephant Trails, Nigel Rothfels argues that, over millennia, we ha... Click for More info?

Elephant's Ancestors by M. J. Cosson Click for More info?

Elephantoms: Tracking the Elephant by Lyall Watson A scientific safari and personal memoir celebrating the enigmatic dignity of the world's largest land animal. As a child in South Africa, spending summers exploring the wild with his boyhood friends, Lyall Watson came face to face with his first el... Click for More info?

Elephants (Animals Attack!) by Kris Hirschmann Elephants are not always gentle giants. They are dangerous animals that sometimes attack - and kill - humans. In the wild, they attack when people get too close; in captivity, they attack because they are bored or angry. They may even attack to get r... Click for More info?

Elephants (Nature Fact Files) by Barbara Taylor and Dr Lister Adrian Elephants are the gentle giants that inhabit the continents of Africa and Asia. This fascinating guide with over 180 stunning color photographs of these amazing, intelligent creatures offers insight into their lives. Click for More info?

Elephants and Their Diseases by Griffith H. Evans Click for More info?

Elephants of Thailand : Myth, Art, and Reality by Rita Ringis This beautifully illustrated book surveys a wide range of elephant lore in Thailand, past and present. It looks at the religious, artistic, and literary background to Thai attitudes toward the elephant and assesses the role of the elephant in present... Click for More info?

Eyewitness: Elephant by Ian Redmond, Dave King Discover the world of elephants -- their natural history, behavior and how humans have changed their lives. Here is a spectacular and informative guide to the fascinating world of elephants. Superb color photographs of Asian and African elephants, ... Click for More info?

Faithful Elephants : A True Story of Animals, People, and War by Yukio Tsuchiya A zookeeper narrates the story of how there came to be graves at the zoo: when Tokyo was showered with bombs during the bleak days of World War II, the authorities feared that if the zoo were destroyed, the animals might accidentally be freed and wre... Click for More info?

Hannibal : The Elephant-Riding General by Joseph Tal The legacy and legend surrounding Carthaginian general Hannibal are brought to life in this historical account of how his mythical military prowess nearly collapsed the Roman empire. Anecdotes and writings provide insight into the life and decisions ... Click for More info?

Hansa: The True Story of an Asian Elephant Baby by Clare Hodgson Meeker, Linda Feltner, Woodland Park Zoo Gray, fuzzy, a little wrinkled, and waving around one helluva snout, Hansa the baby elephant was born at Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle -- and is now a star! Hansa, which means “supreme happiness” in Thai, is a rare and endangered Asian elephant bo... Click for More info?

I Loved Rogues by George Washington Lewis "Slim" Lewis loved the "bad boys" of the zoo and circus: the elephants that no one else could handle, the most dangerous and unpredicatable creatures in captivity. Elephants are uncanny animals, sometimes gentle and compassionate, sometimes dangerous... Click for More info?

Jumbo Ghosts: The Dangerous Life of Elephants in the Zoo by Michael Schmidt Jumbo Ghosts is about both the ancient and mysterious bond we have with elephants, and why/how we've broken that bond in our modern zoos. Jumbo Ghosts is divided into three sections. Each chapter begins with bad news for elephants--followed by some ... Click for More info?

Jumbo: This Being the True Story of the Greatest Elephant in the World by Paul Chambers British author Chambers (A Sheltered Life: The Unexpected History of the Tortoise) tells the colorful story of a magnificent animal. Captured in Africa in 1862, the young elephant, later called Jumbo, languished in Paris's Jardin des Plantes until 18... Click for More info?

Just for Elephants by Carol Buckley Most elephants in America live in circuses and zoos, and their lives are very different from what they would be in the wild. But there's a very special place in Tennessee called the Elephant Sanctuary, where elephants can finally have the freedom to ... Click for More info?

Kandula Elephant Story by Discovery Channel On a seemingly ordinary day in November, 2001, something amazing happens at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C.  Baby Kandula is born. His birth marks a rare success and huge scientific milestone for the zoological community: The 320-po... Click for More info?

Life is a Circus: Das leben ist ein Zirkus by Hugh Schmitt Hugh Schmitt was born in Hamburg, Germany on February 26, 1938, growing up under the dictatorship of Adolph Hitler and a war torn country. Running to bomb shelters, losing a house and possessions to bombs, and traveling Europe and abroad with his par... Click for More info?

Love, War, and Circuses: The Age-Old Relationship Between Elephants and Humans by Eric Scigliano For millennia, people all over the world have revered, adored, and exploited elephants. In Thailand, a pregnant woman ducks under an elephant's belly in hopes of having an easy delivery; a tycoon builds an elephant-shaped skyscraper; and pirate logge... Click for More info?

Notes on the Mode of Capture of Elephants in Assam by Archibald Superintendent of D Campbell Click for More info?

Proboscidean and Paleoindian Interactions by John W. Fox, Calvin B. Smith, Kenneth T. Wilkins Click for More info?

Ruby: The Painting Pachyderm of the Phoenix Zoo by Dick George The story of an elephant named Ruby and her life at the Phoenix Zoo, where she creates paintings (with a brush on canvas) that are displayed around the country. An introductory section describes her artistic activities; George then provides chronolog... Click for More info?

Solitary Elephants In Japan by Keith Lindsay This report comes one year after the death of Hanako, the solitary elephant at Inokashira Park Zoo, who died in May 2016. It is intended to survey and document the living conditions of many of the elephants who are currently living a solitary life in... Click for More info?

Systema naturae by Carl Linnaeus Systema naturae: sive regna tria naturae systematice proposita per classes, ordines, genera, & species, is one of the major works of the Swedish botanist, zoologist and physician Carl Linnaeus (1707–1778) and introduced the Linnaean taxonomy. Click for More info?

The Asian Elephant: An Action Plan for Its Conservation by Charles Santiapillai, Peter Jackson, Iucn, Ssc Asian Elephant Specialist Group The Asian elephant is unique, being the only species of wild animal that, after a few months of teaching by man, behaves towards him with patience and understanding. This touching relationship between man and elephant in Asia from time immemorial sen... Click for More info?

The Day They Hung the Elephant by Charles Edwin Price There is no doubt that in 1916 a five-ton circus elephant was lynched from a 100-ton Clinchfield railroad crane car in the little town of Erwin, Tennessee. The details of the execution and the tragic events leading up to it, however, are clouded in n... Click for More info?

The Elephant Doctor of India by Janie Chodosh Early on a January morning in 2015, a young bull elephant touched a sagging electric line in the Paneri Tea Plantation in the Udalgari District of Assam, India. The elephant’s soft-padded feet conducted the current and the animal fell, kicking in t... Click for More info?

The Elephant in Sri Lanka by Jayantha Jayewardene Jayantha Jayewardene is the Managing Trustee of the The Biodiversity & Elephant Conservation Trust (BECT), a trust registered for the express purpose of conserving Sri Lanka’s biodiversity, and especially, their elephants. Click for More info?

The Elephant Keeper's Daughter by Julia Drosten Ceylon, 1803. In the royal city of Kandy, a daughter is born to the king’s elephant keeper—an esteemed position in the court reserved only for males. To ensure the line of succession, Phera’s parents raise her as a boy. As she bonds with her... Click for More info?

The Elephant Keeper: A Novel by Christopher Nicholson England, 1766: After a long voyage from the East Indies, a ship docks in Bristol, England, and rumor quickly spreads about its unusual cargo. In the final two crates is a pair of young elephants, in poor health but alive. Seeing a unique opportuni... Click for More info?

The Elephant's Foot: Prevention and Care of Foot Conditions in Captive Asian and by Blair A. Csuti, Eva Lee Sargent, Ursula S. Bechert Based on the presentations given at the First North American Conference on Elephant Foot Care and Pathology, held in Beaverton, Oregon, March 19-21, 1998. The conclusions and recommendations of the conference are reviewed and supported by a number of... Click for More info?

The Elephant's Secret Sense: The Hidden Life of the Wild Herds of Africa by Caitlin O'Connell Naturalist O'Connell's memoir of her 14 years researching the complexities of elephant behavior is a successful combination of science and soulfulness, explaining her groundbreaking theory of how elephants use seismic communication; she also sympathe... Click for More info?

The Fate of the Elephant by Douglas H. Chadwick It's no longer news that animals are being driven to extinction at an astonishing rate, with some scientists now estimating that 1,000 species disappear each year. What is news is that the species are increasingly familiar to us: lions, grizzly bears... Click for More info?

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Elephants: From Their Origins and Evolution to T by S. K. Eltringham, David Ward Smithmark Publishers - NY - 1991, 1997 Salamander Books Ltd. - London Click for More info?

The Indian elephant: Endangered in the land of Lord Ganesha by Ajay Desai On behalf of the Bombay Nature History Museum, Ajay Desai started to study asian elephants behaviour and ecology at Mudumalai in south India in the 80´s. A task as much difficult as dangerous. Since then he is known as one of the best experts ... Click for More info?

The Living Elephants: Evolutionary Ecology, Behaviour, and Conservation by Raman Sukumar The Living Elephants is the authoritative resource for information on both Asian and African elephants. From the ancient origins of the proboscideans to the present-day crisis of the living elephants, this volume synthesizes the behavior, ecology and... Click for More info?

The Pope's Elephant by Silvio A. Bedini In early 16th century Rome, at the height of the Italian Renaissance, when artists such as Raphael, Michelangelo, and Leonardo thrived in the Holy City, the decadent court of Pope Leo X was a place where visitors could find pleasures and entertainmen... Click for More info?

The Proboscidea: Evolution and Palaeoecology of Elephants and Their Relatives by Jeheskel Shoshani, Pascal Tassy Though only two elephant species remain alive today, the Proboscidea were one of the great mammalian orders of the Cenozoic. Their success through the ages is reflected by their morphological and taxonomic diversity, their nearly worldwide distributi... Click for More info?

The Wild Beasts, Birds And Reptiles Of The World: The Story Of Their Capture by P. T. Barnum The Fascinating First Hand Account Of Barnum's Big Game Hunting And His Bring Them Back Alive Exploits. Click for More info?

The Wild Elephant and the Method of Capturing and Taming it in Ceylon by Sir Tennent, James Emerson "During my residence in Ceylon, I had on two occasions opportunities of witnessing the operation on a grand scale, of capturing wild elephants, intended to be trained for the Government service in the establishment of the Civil Engineer and Commissio... Click for More info?

Travels With Tarra by Carol Buckley Tarra, an Asian elephant raised in captivity, is the subject of this tender photo-essay by Tarra's elephant-advocate owner. College student Buckley's courses in the care of exotic animals sprang to life when a local merchant obtained an infant elepha... Click for More info?

Trunk Call by Gösta Kruse Swedish elephant trainer Gösta Kruse tells about his long life working with elephants on circuses in Europe. Click for More info?

Untamed: Autobiography of Gunther Gebel-Williams by Gunther Gebel-Williams Having dazzled American circus audiences for 20 years, Gebel-Williams attributes his success as an animal trainer to patience and respect--his for the animals and theirs for him. He grew up in WW II Germany, where at age 13 he was inexplicably sold b... Click for More info?

Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen Life is good for Jacob Jankowski. He's about to graduate from veterinary school and about to bed the girl of his dreams. Then his parents are killed in a car crash, leaving him in the middle of the Great Depression with no home, no family, and no car... Click for More info?

When Elephants Paint by Komar & Melamid, David Eggers For centuries elephants in Thailand have been revered as a national symbol, worshiped as living gods and employed as beasts of burden in the nation's thriving timber industry. But when logging was banned in Thailand in 1990, these noble animals fell ... Click for More info?

Why Elephants Have Big Ears: And Other Riddles from the Natural World by Chris Lavers Why Elephants Have Big Ears is the result of one man's lifelong quest to understand why the creatures of the earth appear and act as they do. In a wry manner and personal tone, Chris Lavers explores and solves some of nature's most challenging evolut... Click for More info?

Wild Orphans by Gerry Ellis Wild Orphans tells the emotional tale of eight baby elephants living in the nursery of the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust Orphanage at the Nairobi National Park in Kenya, East Africa. It chronicles their story over two long years, including memorable... Click for More info?

Books in German

100 Jahre KNIE Elefanten by Franco Knie Franco Knie, owner of Circus Knie has written a book about the elephants on the circus during 100 years Click for More info?

111 Dinge über Elefanten, die man wissen muss by Theodor B. Pagel, Brian Batstone Elefanten sind die größten Landtiere unseres Planeten, und mit ihnen verbindet den Menschen eine jahrhundertelange Tradition der Elefantenhaltung. Doch durch illegale Jagd und Lebensraumschwund stehen diese wunderbaren Tiere, die Menschen seit jehe... Click for More info?

Abenteuer Zoo: Die 550 schönsten Tierparks, Aquarien und Reptilienhäuser. Der Zo by Dirk Petzold u Silke Sorge Dieser umfassende Reisebegleiter zu den vielfältigen zoologischen Einrichtungen des deutschen Sprachraums stellt neben den großen, bekannten Parks auch die vielen kleineren, oft noch als Geheimtipp geltenden Tierhaltungen vor. Die übersichtlich... Click for More info?

Afrikas Elefanten by Reinhard Künkel Elefanten aus nächster Nähe zeigt Reinhard Künkel - von lustvollen Bädern in Staub, Schlamm und Wasser bis zu Kinderpflege und Rivalenkämpfen. zusammen mit dem informativen, spannenden Text entstand ein in Wort und Bild mitreißendes Plädoyer f... Click for More info?

Arbeitsplatz Zoo by Reiner Kaltenegger Click for More info?

Auch Elefanten weinen by Mark Shand Nur ein exzentrischer Engländer kommt wohl auf die romantische Idee, Indien auf dem Rücken eines Elefanten zu erkunden. Mark Shand setzte seinen Traum in die Realität um, und verlor weder durch die Tücken indischer Gebräuche, noch durch die viel... Click for More info?

Circus Krone by Klaus-Dieter Kürschner Click for More info?

Das Elefantenbuch. Wie Asiens letzte Riesen leben by Fred Kurt Click for More info?

Das Jahr der Elefanten by Cynthia Moss 18 Monate lang zogen Cynthia Moss und Martyn Colbeck durch den riesigen Amboseli-Nationalpark in Kenia, um eine Elefantenherde zu beobachten. Sie wurden Zeuge von Geburt und Tod, Werbung und Paarung, Spielen und Kämpfen. Immer wieder verblüffte sie... Click for More info?

Der Elefant in Natur und Kulturgeschichte by Karl Gröning, Martin Saller Klappentext Der Elefant mit einer über 50 Millionen Jahre zurückreichender Ahnenreihe steht seit 1989 auf der Liste der vom Aussterben bedrohten Arten. Dieses Buch ist dem bedrängten Reisen gewidmet: In einer umfassenden Bilddokumentation führt ... Click for More info?

Dicke Haut und zarte Seele by Ruedi Tanner Der mehrjahrige Elefantenpfleger von Zuerich, Ruedi Tanner schriebt über die riesen und sein lebend in das beruf. Click for More info?

Die Dressur der Thiere by Pierre Hachet-Souplet Die Tierdressur ist seit langer Zeit ein fester Bestandteil jeder Zirkusvorstellung. Aber schon aus dem antiken Athen ist uns die Pferdedressur überliefert. Bis in die frühe Neuzeit hinein basierte die Tierdressur auf Gewalt - die Herrschaft des Me... Click for More info?

Die Tierpflegerausbildung by Robert Pies-Schulz-Hofen Das ausbildungsbegleitende Lehrbuch liefert neben den Grundkenntnissen zur Ethologie, Okologie, Evolution, Tiergeographie, Anatomie, Morphologie und Physiologie Einblicke auf aktuellstem Wissensstand, um eine artgemäße Haltung, Pflege und Versorgun... Click for More info?

Die Zoo-Werkstatt by Karolin Willems Click for More info?

Elefanten by Steve Bloom Click for More info?

Elefanten - Mein Leben by Karl Kock Der ehemalige Elefantenchef in Hagenbecks Tierpark erzählen über seine lebend mit die graue Riesen. Click for More info?

Elefanten in Zoo und Circus: Dokumentation Teil 1: Europa by EEG: Alexander Haufellner, Fred Kurt, Jürgen Schilfarth, Georg Schweiger Die vorliegende Dokumentation wurde in den einzelnen Bereichen - Elefantenzucht Elefantenbestände, Haltungskonzeptionen in Zoo und Zirkus - in den letzten 10 Jahren erarbeitet. Erfahrungswerte, Meinungen, Daten basieren zum Großteil auf der Sammlu... Click for More info?

Elefanten sind einfach riesig by Shana Alexander Sie reiste durch die ganze Welt um jene Menschen zu befragen, die für das Überleben dieser großen, faszinierenden Tiere kämpfen. "Der Elefant ist in seiner Existenz bedroht. Wenn wir es zulassen, dass er von unserer Erde verschwindet, zerstören ... Click for More info?

Geräusche im Zoo by Carola Preuß 1 Audio-CD mit 28 Bildkarten Click for More info?

Geschichte des Tierparks Walding by Siegrid Hirsch
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Im Garten der Tiere by Henning Wiesner Wer schon einmal im Münchner Tierpark Hellabrunn war, kennt die Schautafeln, vor denen mittlerweile fast ebenso viele Menschen stehen wie vor den Tiergehegen. Diese Tafeln, die so ganz anders sind als die üblichen "Tier-Steckbriefe", erzählen span... Click for More info?

Krankheiten der Zootiere und Wildtiere by Heinz-Georg Klös Click for More info?

Mongu & Abu : Die Elefantenkinder aus Schönbrunn by Jutta Kirchner Die beiden Elefantenkinder Mongu und Abu vom Tiergarten Schönbrunn stellen ihre Elefantenfamilie vor. Viele schöne bilder und Seiten zum Malen. Click for More info?

Parasitus Rex by Carl Zimmer Schauderhaftes Buch, das, meint Monika Offenberger. Doch in diesem Fall ist das zweifelsohne als Lob gemeint. Was könnte schließlich Besseres über ein Buch gesagt werden, das alles daransetzt, dem Leser "abstruse Geschichten aus der wirklichen Wel... Click for More info?

PONS Wörterbuch für Schule und Studium Lateinisch-Deutsch by Rita Hau, Eberhard Kulf Wenn man die "vollständige Neubearbeitung" eines längst eingeführten und über Jahrzehnte bewährten Wörterbuchs einer alten Sprache vorgelegt bekommt, erwartet man sich sicher eines: die Verbesserung der Handhabbarkeit. Und keine Frage: Die Neub... Click for More info?

Rettet die Elefanten Afrikas by Vitus B. Dröscher Elefanten sind kraftvoll und intelligent, sensibel, zärtlich und friedlich. Dröscher plädiert für die Erhaltung ihres Lebensraumes. Click for More info?

Stiller Donner by Katy Payne Click for More info?

Warum Elefanten große Ohren haben. Dem genialen Bauplan der Tiere auf der Spur. by Chris Lavers "Warum hat der Elefant einen so langen Rüssel?", fragen Kinder im Zoo. "Weil er sonst keine Chance hätte, mit dem Kopf den Boden zu erreichen", antwortet der britische Ökologe und Hochschuldozent Chris Lavers durchaus kindgerecht. Aber dieses Buch... Click for More info?

Wo die Elefanten sterben by Tarquin Hall Eine Liebeserklärung an die Dickhäuter Indiens! Ein Arbeitselefant im Nordosten Indiens wird von seinem Besitzer grausam gequält, bricht aus und tötet auf seiner Flucht Dutzende von Menschen. Der britische Journalist Tarquin Hall nahm an der Ja... Click for More info?

Ökologische Tierhaltung. by Hans H. Sambraus Click for More info?

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