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By Gale on 03-12-15
Historical and Even Handed
If you could sum up Ivory's Ghosts in three words, what would they be?
What other book might you compare Ivory's Ghosts to and why?
I was surprised at how many similarities the Ivory trade has to the illicit drug trade.
What does David Colacci bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
The narrator was efficient.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I enjoyed the stories of some of the old tuskers and even old-time hunters.
Any additional comments?
This book seemed to be an interesting blend of the history of the ivory trade and an analysis of the pro and con of different ways of addressing elephant conservation. Early on I found it a bit tedious to slog through all the details of the ivory trading statistics, but later when he got into a discussion about the pro and con of different management strategies, I thought the book really picked up steam. I felt the author was not faction driven as is so often the case when it comes to the management of elephants. He genuinely seemed like a scholar intent or educating people about the issues and history. Overall, it was a worthwhile listen.