The Last Giants by Levison Wood audiobook

The Last Giants: The Rise and Fall of the African Elephant

By Levison Wood
Read by Levison Wood

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Ever since he was young, Levison Wood has been fascinated by elephants and their fight for survival. Whilst trekking the Nile he saw these beasts up close, and in The Last Giants, he finally satisfies his desire to learn more about the majestic African elephant. These giants trek through some of Africa's most magnificent landscapes as they go in search of life-giving waters and pastures. El Nino's droughts and an insatiable ivory trade have cut African elephant numbers by a third in the last decade. If elephants disappear entirely, Africa's entire ecosystem could collapse. But Botswana has become a safe haven, where one-sixth of the world's elephants now reside. Each year their numbers grow and an incredible migration takes place, which Levison has now witnessed and recorded. In The Last Giants, he teams up with local trackers to gain insight into how this iconic species survives, camps out in the wild, meets the people and tribes living on the migration's path, and joins the park rangers whose job it is to protect these land goliaths.

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Summary

Summary

Ever since he was young, Levison Wood has been fascinated by elephants and their fight for survival. Whilst trekking the Nile he saw these beasts up close, and in The Last Giants, he finally satisfies his desire to learn more about the majestic African elephant.

These giants trek through some of Africa's most magnificent landscapes as they go in search of life-giving waters and pastures. El Nino's droughts and an insatiable ivory trade have cut African elephant numbers by a third in the last decade. If elephants disappear entirely, Africa's entire ecosystem could collapse. But Botswana has become a safe haven, where one-sixth of the world's elephants now reside. Each year their numbers grow and an incredible migration takes place, which Levison has now witnessed and recorded.

In The Last Giants, he teams up with local trackers to gain insight into how this iconic species survives, camps out in the wild, meets the people and tribes living on the migration's path, and joins the park rangers whose job it is to protect these land goliaths.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Wood's voice is enthusiastic and energetic as he speaks for the elephants, outlining his ideas to prevent their extinction. AudioFile
“A smart, inviting portrait of elephants from a keen-eyed observer.” Kirkus Reviews
“Comprehensively yet accessibly conveying Wood’s lifelong fascination with African elephants, his discussion will appeal to anyone keen on learning more about them.” Publishers Weekly
“Levison Wood’s book is both an entertaining summary of what we know about the elephant, and a call to change our behavior to ensure its survival.” Daily Mail (London)
“Levison Wood brings personal experiences to his call for helping to conserve elephants. Listeners share his awe at seeing them on canvas in an artist’s exhibition as a child and hear of his exciting encounters with actual elephants as an adult…Wood’s voice is enthusiastic and energetic as he speaks for the elephants, outlining his ideas to prevent their extinction.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Levison Wood

Author Bio: Levison Wood

Levison Wood is a writer, photographer, and explorer. He is the author of several books, including Walking the Americas, which won the 2016 Edward Stanford Adventure Travel Book of the Year Award. He served in the British Army Parachute Regiment and is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and an international fellow of the Explorers Club. His work has been featured in publications around the world, including National Geographic and Discovery Channel Magazine and on CNN, Channel 4, and the BBC.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Nature
Runtime: 7.34
Audience: Adult
Language: English