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Entertaining Elephants

Author : Susan Nance
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Consider the career of an enduring if controversial icon of American entertainment: the genial circus elephant. In Entertaining Elephants Susan Nance examines elephant behavior—drawing on the scientific literature of animal cognition, learning, and communications—to offer a study of elephants as actors (rather than objects) in American circus entertainment between 1800 and 1940. By developing a deeper understanding of animal behavior, Nance asserts, we can more fully explain the common history of all species. Entertaining Elephants is the first account that uses research on animal welfare, health, and cognition to interpret the historical record, examining how both circus people and elephants struggled behind the scenes to meet the profit necessities of the entertainment business. The book does not claim that elephants understood, endorsed, or resisted the world of show business as a human cultural or business practice, but it does speak of elephants rejecting the conditions of their experience. They lived in a kind of parallel reality in the circus, one that was defined by their interactions with people, other elephants, horses, bull hooks, hay, and the weather. Nance’s study informs and complicates contemporary debates over human interactions with animals in entertainment and beyond, questioning the idea of human control over animals and people's claims to speak for them. As sentient beings, these elephants exercised agency, but they had no way of understanding the human cultures that created their captivity, and they obviously had no claim on (human) social and political power. They often lived lives of apparent desperation.

Amazing Alligators and Other Story Hour Friends

Author : Maxine Riggers
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A whole language extravaganza starring favorite read-aloud stories plus songs, action verse, fingerplays, games, crafts.

SuperFreakonomics Illustrated edition

Author : Steven D. Levitt
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Superfreakonomics—the smash hit follow-up to the remarkable New York Times bestselling phenomenon Freakonomics—is back in a new full-color, fully illustrated and expanded edition. The brainchild of rogue economist Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner that once again brilliantly challenges our view of the way the world really works is presented with a new, visual, superfreaky dimension added, enhancing the already provocative thinking about street prostitutes, hurricanes, heart attacks, and other seemingly mundane matters that made Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics part of the national zeitgeist.

SuperFreakonomics

Author : Steven D. Levitt
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Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics—the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times Notable blockbuster. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge our view of the way the world really works.

The English Cyclopaedia

Author : Charles Knight
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Endangered Elephants

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Los Angeles Magazine

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Elephant Haunts Being a Sportsman s Narrative of the Search for Doctor Livingstone with Scenes of Elephant Buffalo and Hippopotamus Hunting

Author : Henry Faulkner
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The Lila Guide by Parents for Parents

Author : Oli Mittermaier
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This pocket-sized guide provides ratings and reviews of over 1,000 baby-friendly stores, activities, restaurants, playgrounds and much more in the LA & Orange County Area (includes LA, West LA, Pasadena & San Gabriel Valley, The Beaches and OC). Each listing in the guide provides contact information in addition to parent ratings and quotes/commentary. Alphabetical city/neighborhood, product and activity indexes make finding relevant information easy and fun.

The American Bookseller

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