Elephant Woman: Cynthia Moss Explores the World of Elephants

by Laurence Pringle and Cynthia Moss

From the time she was a small child, Cynthia Moss has been interested in animals... read more

From the time she was a small child, Cynthia Moss has been interested in animals and nature. As an adult, she became especially interested in elephants and since 1967 she has been studying them in the wild in Tanzania and Kenya. Through the years, her astute observations have revealed that female elephants live in small groups led by a single matriarch and that they have a complex social order based on familial relationships. Moss's own color photographs accompany this fascinating picture of a scientist at work. (Ages 7-11)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 1997

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