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Elephant Dance

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It's the middle of the night in the Namibian desert when zoologist Tammie Matson wakes with a start to find two elephants standing beside her tiny tent. She makes a promise: "If you just let me survive tonight I will give up Africa. I'll give it all up. Just don't let them stand on me."

It's not a promise she will easily keep. At 29, Tammie has spent nearly half her life in
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Published October 1st 2009 by Pan Macmillan Australia
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Sue Hoddinott
Mar 15, 2016 Sue Hoddinott rated it really liked it
Very enjoyable read. Inspiring, informative and well written
Oct 26, 2013 Kadi rated it liked it
I love reading the parts about the elephants and wildlife, I read the next book first (elephant planet) which repeats some of the story again. I do enjoy reading about how solutions are being trialed to combat the elephant-human conflict and I do enjoy the conservation side though.
Apr 17, 2011 Alethea rated it liked it
An interesting autobiography and look at the author's study into human elephant conflict in Africa and India and her love of the African bush.
Saturday's Child
Jun 30, 2010 Saturday's Child rated it really liked it
Tammie is a dedicated person who is passionate about wildlife conservation. Her story is one that really engages the reader.
Nov 09, 2010 Lisa rated it liked it
It was great to ready about Tammie's experience with elephants and trying to find solutions to Elephant/Human conflict.
Feb 12, 2012 Anne rated it it was amazing
Very interesting book by a very interesting lady. Highly recommend to anyone interested in Elephants and Africa.
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Tammie Matson is an Australian wildlife conservationist with a grand passion for Africa and all its wildlife, especially elephants. She worked for many years in southern Africa, before becoming the head of WWF Australia's species program in 2007, and a voice for threatened species worldwide.

Having worked on human-elephant conflict in Namibia and India, she moved to Singapore in 2012 where she is
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