"This book will be an excellent addition to the library of anyone interested in elephants or in large-mammal ecology and conservation. Sukumar has done a superb job of researching the topics, and his enthusiasm for the subject is obvious. His writing style is clear and readable, and this volume is destined to become and important source of information on elephant ecology and conservation for years to come." -- Journal of Mammalogy "Professor Raman Sukumar's latest book, The Living Elephants: Evolutionary Ecology, Behaviour, and Conservation, perhaps his magnum opus, attempts to bring together the recent advances in the study of both African and Asian elephants. There are few biologists in Asia studying elephants who have the depth of knowledge, or even the courage, to attempt to present such a broad overview of both extinct and extant elephants. This is a welcome and, by any standards, remarkable book that succeeds admirably in its purpose of synthesising the evolution, behaviour, ecology, conservation and management of elephants, while dealing with the history of the interactions between humans and elephants." -- Quarterly Review of Biology, and Conservation and Society Product Description This book pulls together the available information on both Indian and African elephants, synthesizing the biology, ecology, behavior, evolution, and conservation of elephants and covering the history of human interactions with elephants. There is no other braod treatment of the subject.