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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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3,100 words
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[This case study focuses on the threats to elephants as a result of heavy hunting, human density, and land ...

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Current Version:
2005

For prehistoric and ancient Egypt, there are records of the presence of the African elephant (Loxodonta africana) on ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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366 words

(sing. ἐλέφας). The Byz. knew both the African and Indian elephant; Kosmas Indikopleustes (3:353–54) distinguished between the Indians, who domesticated ...

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
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186 words

Largest land animal, the only surviving member of the mammal order Proboscidea, which included the mammoth and the mastodon. ...

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The Encyclopedia of Mammals (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Life Sciences
Length:
6,457 words
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Modern elephants are the largest extant land mammals; they have the biggest brains in the animal kingdom, live as long ...

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The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences
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3,385 words

Cave and rock pictographs and petroglyphs of mammoths and elephants dated to 30,000–10,000 years ago show these large animals have ...

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John F. Lazenby

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Classical studies, History
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553 words

Although *ivory was known to the prehistoric Greeks and is mentioned in *Homer, they first encountered war-elephants at ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006
the elephant is the largest living land animal, and is taken as a type of something of great size and weight. The Indian elephant was traditionally used as a beast of burden and in the ... More

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