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The Resource Last chain on Billie : how one extraordinary elephant escaped the big top, Carol Bradley

Last chain on Billie : how one extraordinary elephant escaped the big top, Carol Bradley

Label
Last chain on Billie : how one extraordinary elephant escaped the big top
Title
Last chain on Billie
Title remainder
how one extraordinary elephant escaped the big top
Statement of responsibility
Carol Bradley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Against the backdrop of a glittering but brutal circus world, this book charts the history of elephants in America, the story of the Elephant Sanctuary, and the tale of a resilient elephant who defied the system even as she struggled to conquer her past, who never lost sight of the life she was meant to have
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bradley, Carol
Dewey number
639.97/96
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
SF408.6.E44
LC item number
B73 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Captive elephants
  • Elephants
  • Circus animals
  • Animal welfare
  • Animal rescue
Label
Last chain on Billie : how one extraordinary elephant escaped the big top, Carol Bradley
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Capturing elephants -- Losing a family ; Tracking the elusive beasts -- Drawn to the big top ; Rounding up the elephants -- Learning the ropes ; Fooling the elephant -- One-legged stands ; Long voyage to America -- The Hawthorn Five ; Seesaws, grass skirts, and water skis -- Life on the road ; Forcing elephants to perform -- Acting out ; Block and tackle and chains -- A sanctuary takes shape ; Coercion, not kindness -- Trouble for Cuneo ; "Bad" elephants -- Space and silence ; Conquering an elephant -- The crackdown begins ; Going rogue -- Mired in bureaucracy ; Hollywood comes calling -- Setbacks in Illinois ; The tale of Baby Boo -- Caravan to freedom ; Big Mary's tragic fate -- The start of a new life ; The short life of Baby Hatch -- The conundrum of zoos ; The plight of Ziggy -- Spotlight on abuse ; A new wave of elephants -- Bad days, good days ; Chains, hooks, and hot shots -- Unchained at last
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250025692
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014008568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn857982356
  • (OCoLC)857982356
Label
Last chain on Billie : how one extraordinary elephant escaped the big top, Carol Bradley
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-308) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Capturing elephants -- Losing a family ; Tracking the elusive beasts -- Drawn to the big top ; Rounding up the elephants -- Learning the ropes ; Fooling the elephant -- One-legged stands ; Long voyage to America -- The Hawthorn Five ; Seesaws, grass skirts, and water skis -- Life on the road ; Forcing elephants to perform -- Acting out ; Block and tackle and chains -- A sanctuary takes shape ; Coercion, not kindness -- Trouble for Cuneo ; "Bad" elephants -- Space and silence ; Conquering an elephant -- The crackdown begins ; Going rogue -- Mired in bureaucracy ; Hollywood comes calling -- Setbacks in Illinois ; The tale of Baby Boo -- Caravan to freedom ; Big Mary's tragic fate -- The start of a new life ; The short life of Baby Hatch -- The conundrum of zoos ; The plight of Ziggy -- Spotlight on abuse ; A new wave of elephants -- Bad days, good days ; Chains, hooks, and hot shots -- Unchained at last
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 320 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781250025692
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2014008568
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn857982356
  • (OCoLC)857982356

Library Locations

    • Vancouver Public Library, Central Library (Open with Limited Services - Children’s Library, Level 2 and Level 3)Borrow it
      350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 6B1, CA
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