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Walker takes the reader on a journey that traces the ivory trade through human history, and shows how exchange in this much-desired material came to shape human--and animal--history.
John Frederick Walker is a veteran journalist and conservationist who has been traveling and reporting on Africa since 1986. His work has appeared in The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Africa Geographic, Wildlife Conservation, and numerous other publications.
Table of Contents
|Prologue: 1898||p. 1|
|Shapes in Tusks|
|Mammoth Teeth||p. 9|
|Tribute and Treasure||p. 25|
|The Master Carvers' Medium||p. 49|
|Ivory Under the Saw|
|Piano Keys and Billiard Balls||p. 83|
|"A Tooth of Ivory and a Slave to Carry It"||p. 107|
|Ivory Hunters||p. 136|
|The Elephant Dilemma|
|Researchers and Poachers||p. 157|
|The Ivory Ban||p. 183|
|Elephant Dreams, Elephant Realities||p. 221|
|Epilogue: 2007||p. 249|
|Illustration Credits||p. 295|
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