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Elephants and low frequency sound communication

Subject: Elephants and low frequency sound communication
From: Syd Curtis <>
Date: Fri, 12 Apr 2002 23:07:37 +1000
Has anyone on Naturerecordists read the book "Silent Thunder: The Hidden
Voice of Elephants"?  (Or written it? Are you a naturerecordists subscriber,
Katy Payne?)

Australian booksellers Clouston & Hall (in Canberra) specialise in acquiring
the unsold copies of books that are being remaindered by the publishers and
selling them at reduced cost.  Of the above, (reduced from A$60 to A$20)
they write in their April '02 list:

    "She spent 12 years in Kenya, Namibia and Zimbabwe studying elephants
and the way they communicate with powerful, low frequency sound.  She has
gathered evidence on how elephants express their concern for one another,
and how these sounds coordinate their behaviour."

Does the author, I wonder, cover in any detail, the equipment and technique
for recording and studying these low frequency sounds?


Syd Curtis in Brisbane Australia

PS   If anyone wishes to buy the book, I can give you the booksellers  email
address.  An Australian dollar is presently worth approx. 52 cents US, so
for someone in the US of A, the greater cost will be packing and shipping
charges.  "Overseas credit card customers will be charged actual postage."


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