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

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

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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Long before gold and gemstones held allure, humans were drawn to the "jewels of the elephant"- its great tusks. Ivory is a supreme organic treasure, prized throughout the world for its pale, lustrous beauty and ability to be finely carved. In Ivory's Ghosts, John Frederick Walker layers rich history and firsthand reportage to tell the fascinating and sometimes savage story of ivory's enormous impact on both human history and that of its most important source: the majestic African elephant
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Characteristic
sound
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, John Frederick
Dewey number
599.67/4
LC call number
QL737.P98
LC item number
W355 2008ab
PerformerNote
Read by David Colacci
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Colacci, David
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elephants
  • Ivory
  • Ivory industry
  • Ivory industry
  • Wildlife conservation
Label
Ivory's ghosts : the white gold of history and the fate of elephants, John Frederick Walker, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A4BABB34-283D-4597-B2B6-DF987AC4C7B2
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 10:45:07
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Library ed.
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781423378037
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
A4BABB34-283D-4597-B2B6-DF987AC4C7B2
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o455328661
  • (OCoLC)455328661
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 154576 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Ivory's ghosts : the white gold of history and the fate of elephants, John Frederick Walker, (electronic resource)
Link
http://goldcoast.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=A4BABB34-283D-4597-B2B6-DF987AC4C7B2
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 10:45:07
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Library ed.
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781423378037
Isbn Type
(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
A4BABB34-283D-4597-B2B6-DF987AC4C7B2
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o455328661
  • (OCoLC)455328661
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 154576 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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