by Caitlin O'Connell & Donna M. Jackson - In the sprawling African scrub desert of Etosha National Park, they call her "the mother of all elephants." Camouflaged, holding binoculars closely to her eyes, Caitlin O'Connell--the American scientist who traveled to Namibia to study African elephants in their natural habitat--could not believe what she was seeing: as the mighty matriarch scanned the horizon, the other elephants followed suit, stopping midstride and standing as still as statues.
Extraordinarily, this observation would be one of many to guide the scientist to a groundbreaking, crucial discovery. A major break-through in the study of elephant communication was afoot.
Journey to the Namibian desert and witness through the eyes of an exacting and innovative scientist one of nature's largest, most complex, and most intelligent mammals living today on this earth.