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Aliya: Stories of the Elephants of Sri Lanka

Cannon, Teresa

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ISBN 10: 064621408X / ISBN 13: 9780646214085
Editorial: Blue Dolphin Publishing 1996-07-01, US, 1996
Condición: Very Good Encuadernación de tapa dura
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179 pages, illustrated throughout in color. Light shelf-wear and rubbing to dust jacket. Clean, tight copy. Record # 463974. N° de ref. de la librería 463974

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Título: Aliya: Stories of the Elephants of Sri Lanka

Editorial: Blue Dolphin Publishing 1996-07-01, US

Año de publicación: 1996

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro: Very Good

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good

Edición: 1st Edition

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This beautifully designed and photographed book will open your eyes to the magnificence and fragile destiny of the elephants of Sri Lanka. See them: Involved in human activities: for ten nights, just at dusk, drummers, horn blowers, dancers, fire walkers and whip crackers accompany elaborately adorned elephants in procession from the temple.

In the wild: peering into the dense scrub, we could just make outtheir grey bulk. Within seconds, and in absolute silence, they vanished.


Aliya: Stories Of The Elephants Of Sri Lanka is extensively researched and lavishly illustrated. The authors take the reader from the ancient beliefs through the colonial periods and into modern times. In the mythology, elephants had wings and are still associated with clouds and rains so essential to prosperous harvests. . Then there is the Hindu deity Ganesha, the elephant headed god and remover of obstacles. Buddha spoke frequently about elephants, employing their image and characteristics as powerful metaphors in his teachings. There are many fascinating stories from the colonial period and about individual elephants. Solid information is presented on how the elephants constitute a keystone species in that their survival is crucial to the survival of entire ecosystems. Aliya combines information from the literature of science and history with anecdotal material and the authors own experiences. The result is a highly informative, richly entertaining and visually stunning account of the Sri Lankan elephant, past and present. Aliya will appeal to anyone with an interest in cultural and environmental studies, mythology, and, of course, elephants. Aliya is a recommended addition to all wildlife bookshelves! -- Midwest Book Review

An expansive and exquisitely produced large-format book which places the rich mythology ofthe Sri Lankan elephant in the context of a long and fascinating relationship with human societies which have, through the centuries, ussed the elephant for war, sport and work. The book leaves no aspect of elephant life and lore unexplored and leaves one with a deep respect for these giant beasts and the authors who have represented them in such an atractive and interesting way. - -- Robert Hefner, the Canberra Times

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