The Flexible Giant

Craig Holdrege


Craig Holdrege has studied the elephant for many years. In this booklet he introduces readers to this remarkable animal and, at the same time, to the methods of a qualitative, holistic biology. You will be able to experience how the elephant is a unique being that expresses itself in every aspect of its anatomy, physiology, and behavior. The whole lives in every part. This kind of approach shows the grave limitations of simplistic Darwinian "explanations" of animal life, while also demonstrating that a rigorous scientific approach can build up a living picture of an animal that enhances our sense of awe and responsibility for our fellow creatures on earth. The written portrayal of the elephant is accompanied by numerous drawings and photographs. It also contains a bibliography of books and articles on elephants.