To the Elephant Graveyard

Etukansi
Grove Press, 2001 - 260 sivua
On India's northeast frontier, a killer elephant is on the rampage, stalking Assam's paddy fields and murdering dozens of farmers. Local forestry officials, powerless to stop the elephant, call in one of India's last licensed elephant hunters and issue a warrant for the rogue's destruction. Reading about the ensuing hunt in a Delhi newspaper, journalist Tarquin Hall flies to Assam to investigate. To the Elephant Graveyard is the compelling account of the search for a killer elephant in the northeast corner of India, and a vivid portrait of the Khasi tribe, who live intimately with the elephants. Though it seems a world of peaceful coexistence between man and beast, Hall begins to see that the elephants are suffering, having lost their natural habitat to the destruction of the forests and modernization. Hungry, confused, and with little forest left to hide in, herds of elephants are slowly adapting to domestication, but many are resolute and furious. Often spellbinding with excitement, like "a page-turning detective tale" (Publishers Weekly), To the Elephant Graveyard is also intimate and moving, as Hall magnificently takes us on a journey to a place whose ancient ways are fast disappearing with the ever-shrinking forest.

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Many elephants, wild and domesticated, are still found on the northeastern frontier of India known as Assam. Their numbers, however, are being significantly reduced by poachers and a shrinking natural ... Lue koko arvostelu

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The Hit
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The Game Is Afoot
30
The Elephant Wars
59
Bruiser Harry
83
The Horse Might Talk
106
Shoot to Kill
126
The Plot Thickens
151
The Pool of Ganesha
171
Death of a Mahout
188
A Rendezvous with Terrorists
198
The Rogues Last Stand
219
To the Elephant Graveyard
233
Authors Note
256
Bibliography
258
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Tarquin Hall is a British author and journalist who lived for many years in India. He now lives in Bath, England with his wife Anu Anand and two children. He is the author of five Vish Puri mysteries, and two other works of non-fiction.

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