Silent Thunder

Silent Thunder : Hidden Voice of Elephants

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What is the explanation behind the sensitive awareness showed by elephants within their own particular tribes? Katy Payne tells how, on one occasion, a group of elephants she was observing appeared restless. They looked around them, as if searching for someone missing. Then, after a while, from over the horizon, an elephant lumbered into view. Once he arrived, the whole group calmed down, and then, amicably set off for a waterhole together. Payne discovered, through the use of high-frequency recorders, that elephants emit sounds that humans cannot hear. By her account, at least 50 sq/km can be filled by an elephant call. She also discovered that an elephant's delicate perception can detect calls with different meanings. Her extremely well-written book ends with an appeal for the conservation of elephants, whose numbers are falling.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 20mm | 267g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 16pp b&w photographs
  • 0753807378
  • 9780753807378

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