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29 Aug 2019 16:30 GMT

Marais, John and Hadaway, David

Great Tuskers of Africa

A Celebration of Africa's Large Ivory Carriers

Published: Penguin Books, South Africa, 2007

Edition: Reprint

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There was a time when the African elephant roamed the entire continent at will and was able to ive out its long life in harmony with its environment. The bull elephants who became known as great tuskers, the hundred pounders of colonial times, were plentiful. But throughout the ages man has relentlessly hunted these majestic beasts for their ivory and this, combined with the loss of its habitat to ever-increasing human populations, brought the African elephant to the brink of extinction in many parts of the continent.

In the twenty-first century a great tusker will only be found in a conservation area, and it will be a rare and unforgettable sighting.

Illustrated endpapers,Half- Title,  Frontispiece, Title, Dedication, Contents, Author's Note, Forewords, Acknowledgements. 222 pages text with superb colour photographs, sketches and notations.


  • Jacket Condition: Fine
  • Binding Condition: Fine
  • Overall Condition: Fine
  • Size: 31 X 28cm ISBN 9780143025061
  • Sold By: Quathlamba Winds Books
  • Contact Person: Ian & Yvonne Halford
  • Country: United Kingdom
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  • Trade Associations: SABDA

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