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Elephant complex

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Elephant complex: Travels in Sri Lanka by John Gimlette. Published by Quercus. 2015. Paperback in very good condition.

Sri Lanka is a small island with a long, savage and enthralling history. Home to thousands of wild elephants, this is a place where natural beauty and majesty have endured, indifferent to the pain of its people. Journeying for a year through its many regions - some loved by tourists, some haunted by war, many rarely seen by our eyes - award-winning travel writer John Gimlette intersperses tales from its past with the encounters he has en-route: meeting the elephant herders of its many reserves, the Vedda tribespeople of the wild east, and the Sinhalese and Tamil enemies. He raises the ghosts of old Portuguese colonies, speaks to survivors of the tsunami and treads through the thorny battlegrounds of a civil war that has shaped Sri Lanka anew.

Item details

Author(s):
Gimlette John
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23x15x4cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1782067973
ISBN-13:
9781782067979
Number of pages:
516
Publisher:
Quercus
Title:
Elephant complex

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Elephant complex: Travels in Sri Lanka by John Gimlette. Published by Quercus. 2015. Paperback in very good condition.

Sri Lanka is a small island with a long, savage and enthralling history. Home to thousands of wild elephants, this is a place where natural beauty and majesty have endured, indifferent to the pain of its people. Journeying for a year through its many regions - some loved by tourists, some haunted by war, many rarely seen by our eyes - award-winning travel writer John Gimlette intersperses tales from its past with the encounters he has en-route: meeting the elephant herders of its many reserves, the Vedda tribespeople of the wild east, and the Sinhalese and Tamil enemies. He raises the ghosts of old Portuguese colonies, speaks to survivors of the tsunami and treads through the thorny battlegrounds of a civil war that has shaped Sri Lanka anew.

Author(s):
Gimlette John
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
23x15x4cm
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1782067973
ISBN-13:
9781782067979
Number of pages:
516
Publisher:
Quercus
Title:
Elephant complex

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