Elephants: A Partial Bibliography

Best Elephant References:

Carrington, Richard. 1958 Elephants (a great, well-researched, book) (DPL, Tech & Sci; 599.6 C235e)

Groning, Karl and Saller, Martin. Elephants: A Cultural and Natural History (DPL Tech &Sci; 599.67 G898e).

Kipling, Rudyard. Moti Guj. In: Mine Own People (WSU Purdy; PR 4850 .F12; also available online: ) (a wonderful, and accurate, short story of an elephant).

Moss, Cynthia. 1988 Elephant Memories. (WSU Science QL737 .P98 M67 1988).

Pool, Joyce. 1997. Elephants. (DPL, Tech & Sci,599.67 P787e )

Rensch, Bernhard. 1957. The Intelligence of Elephants. Scientific American. vol. 196:44-9 (available at the journal section, WSU Science Library).

Shoshani, J. (Ed.) 1992. Elephants: Majestic Creatures of the Wild (DPL Tech & Sci; 599.61 E39). (An excellent compilation by a Wayne State University professor)

Williams, J. H. (1950). Elephant Bill (Another timeless, wonderful book) (WSU Science SF401 .E3 W5 1950).

Factual Books:

Alexander, Shana. 2000. The Astonishing Elephant (WSU Undergraduate QL737 .P98 A43 2000)

Armand Denis. 1963. On Safari (Ecellent book: WSU Purdy-Kresge Library, Juvenile Collection 591.5 D416o)

Bernhard, Grzimek. 1970. Among Animals of Africa.

Brody, Jean. 1993. Elephants (DPL Tech & Sci; 599.61 B785e).

Buss, Irven O. 1990. Elephant Life: Fifteen years of high population density. (WSU Science QL737 .P98 B87 1990).

Chadwick, D. 1992 The Fate of the Elephant

Douglas-Hamilton, Iain & Oria. 1975. Among the Elephants. (DPL, Technology, 599.61 D747a)

Eltringham, S. K. 1982 . Elephants. (WSU Science QL737 .P98 E47 1982).

Gucwa, David and Ehmann, James. 1985. To Whom it May Concern (a touching, thoughtful book; WSU Science, QL 737 .P98 G83 1985).

MacMillan, Dianne M. 1993. Elephants

Markowitz, H. 1982. Behavioral Enrichment in the Zoo. (WSU Science & Engineering Library QL77.5 M38 1982 )

Masson, J. M. and McCarthy, S. 1995. When Elephants Weep (Excellent, well-reasoned bk; WSU Undergrad QL785.27 .M37 1995).

Moss, Cynthia and Clobeck, Martyn. 92 Echo of the Elephants (DPL Tech &Sci; 599.61 M855el).

Orenstein. 1991. Elephants: The Deciding Decade

Payne, Katy. 1998. Silent Thunder.

Sanderson, Ivan T. 1962. The Dynasty of Abu (DPL Tech &Sci; 599.6 S216d).

Scullard, H.H. 1974. The Elephant in the Greek and Roman World (DPL Tech &Sci; 599.61 S437e).

Shebbeare, E. O. 1958. Soondar Mooni: The Life of an Indian Elephant (Purdy, Juvenile Collection, J599.61 Sh32s).

Stevens, V.J. 1978. Basic operant research in the zoo. In: Markowitz (ed) Behavior of Captive Wild Animals, pp. 209-246. (WSU Science & Engineering Library QL751 .B364)

Williams, Barbara. 1978. Seven True Elephant Stories(WSU Purdy-Kresge Library, Juvenile Collection 599.61 W67se)


Aiken, Joan. Elephant Ear. In: Strangeness (A lady inherits an elephant, in Europe, who then proceeds to change her life for the better).

Durrell, Gerald 1968. Rosy is my Relative.

Kipling, Rudyard, My Lord the Elephant (a short story).

Elephants as Symbols:

Orwell, George. Shooting an Elephant.

Saxe (available online at: www.cll.wayne.edu/isp/mnissani/elephant/eleph.htm

Best Published Book about Creativity:

Koestler, A. 1964. Act of Creation (WSU Purdy BF 408 .K6).

Classic Study of Insight and creativity in Chimpanzees:

Kohler, W. 1925. The Mentality of Apes (WSU Storage MP 113555).