The Resource Ivory's ghosts : the white gold of history and the fate of elephants, John Frederick Walker

Ivory's ghosts : the white gold of history and the fate of elephants, John Frederick Walker

Label
Ivory's ghosts : the white gold of history and the fate of elephants
Title
Ivory's ghosts
Title remainder
the white gold of history and the fate of elephants
Statement of responsibility
John Frederick Walker
Title variation
White gold of history and the fate of elephants
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A historical examination of the ivory trade, its significance in cultures around the world, and the ban instituted in the 1980s to save the African elephant looks at what is to be done with the growing stockpile of ivory recovered from elephants who have died from natural causes
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, John Frederick
Dewey number
599.67/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QL737.P98
LC item number
W36 2009
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
QL737.P98
NAL item number
W35 2009
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elephants
  • Ivory
  • Ivory industry
  • Ivory industry
  • Poaching
  • Wildlife crimes
  • Wildlife conservation
Label
Ivory's ghosts : the white gold of history and the fate of elephants, John Frederick Walker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. 1898 -- Part 1. Shapes in tusks. Mammoth teeth -- Tribute and treasure -- Master carvers' medium -- Part 2. Ivory under the saw. Piano keys and billiard balls -- "Tooth of ivory and a slave to carry it" -- Ivory hunters -- Part 3. Elephant dilemma. Researchers and poachers -- Ivory ban -- Elephant dreams, elephant realities -- Epilogue 2007 -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Illustration credits -- Index
Control code
ocn276221948
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139955
Lccn
2009284054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)276221948
Label
Ivory's ghosts : the white gold of history and the fate of elephants, John Frederick Walker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 259-290) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue. 1898 -- Part 1. Shapes in tusks. Mammoth teeth -- Tribute and treasure -- Master carvers' medium -- Part 2. Ivory under the saw. Piano keys and billiard balls -- "Tooth of ivory and a slave to carry it" -- Ivory hunters -- Part 3. Elephant dilemma. Researchers and poachers -- Ivory ban -- Elephant dreams, elephant realities -- Epilogue 2007 -- Notes -- Acknowledgments -- Illustration credits -- Index
Control code
ocn276221948
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780871139955
Lccn
2009284054
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)276221948

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