Softcover. Very scarce. Thailand, Fao Regional Office For Asia And The Pacific, 1997, 4th printing. Clean, tight 4to, 300 pp. It is suggested that one purchase "The Elephant in Thai Life" (our #17737) as well as it is a wonderfully photo-illustrated accompaniment to Gone Astray. Small bend tip on back right cover. Very Good +. Item #17736
Elephants are probably the only animals employed by man that have never been bred selectively, and being for all intents and purposes wild animals, they shoud receive greater consideration than more domesticated animals. This tome comprehensively covers just about anything one might wish to know about elephants in history and in present days; Legal status, role of domesticated elephants in wild conservation, the animal's physical attributes, temperament, and history. Mahouts and their role in elephant domestication and labor. Country profiles and conclusions , domesticated elephant data in Thailand and other areas.