Ivory's Ghosts The White Gold of History and the Fate of Elephants

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  • Copyright: 2010-02-02
  • Publisher: Grove Press
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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.

Author Biography

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: 1898p. 1
Shapes in Tusks
Mammoth Teethp. 9
Tribute and Treasurep. 25
The Master Carvers' Mediump. 49
Ivory Under the Saw
Piano Keys and Billiard Ballsp. 83
"A Tooth of Ivory and a Slave to Carry It"p. 107
Ivory Huntersp. 136
The Elephant Dilemma
Researchers and Poachersp. 157
The Ivory Banp. 183
Elephant Dreams, Elephant Realitiesp. 221
Epilogue: 2007p. 249
Notesp. 259
Acknowledgmentsp. 291
Illustration Creditsp. 295
Indexp. 297
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