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The Resource Elephant complex : travels in Sri Lanka, John Gimlette

Elephant complex : travels in Sri Lanka, John Gimlette

Label
Elephant complex : travels in Sri Lanka
Title
Elephant complex
Title remainder
travels in Sri Lanka
Statement of responsibility
John Gimlette
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Gimlette takes us from Sri Lanka's exuberant capital city of Colombo to the dry interior where more than 5,300 wild elephants congregate around its ancient reservoirs; from the Portuguese-built forts of cinnamon country to the tsunami-ravaged south-east; from the tea plantations of the highlands and the Shangri-la-ish city of Kandy to the desiccated Jaffna Peninsula in the north. He examines Sri Lanka's colonial history (Portuguese, British, Dutch and Arab); the centuries-old strife between Sinhalese and Tamils; and the most recent civil war, which lasted from 1983 to 2009. He describes his encounters with world-class cricketers, terrorists, a former president, ancient tribesmen, British expats, survivors of the civil war massacres, and with the island's amazing flora and fauna, including the world's greatest concentration of leopards. He discovers a place of both extravagant beauty and profound devastation, a place capable of being both heavenly and hellish at the same time
Summary
John Gimlette takes us from Sri Lanka's exuberant capital city of Colombo to the dry interior where more than 5,300 wild elephants congregate around its ancient reservoirs; from the Portuguese-built forts of cinnamon country to the tsunami-ravaged south-east; from the tea plantations of the highlands and the Shangri-la-ish city of Kandy to the desiccated Jaffna Peninsula in the north. He examines Sri Lanka's colonial history (Portuguese, British, Dutch and Arab); the centuries-old strife between Sinhalese and Tamils; and the most recent civil war, which lasted from 1983 to 2009. He describes his encounters with world-class cricketers, terrorists, a former president, ancient tribesmen, British expats, survivors of the civil war massacres, and with the island's amazing flora and fauna, including the world's greatest concentration of leopards
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10471559
Cataloging source
TnLvILS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gimlette, John
Dewey number
915.49304/32
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS489
LC item number
.G515 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sri Lanka
  • Gimlette, John
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka
  • Historic sites
  • Natural history
  • TRAVEL / Asia / Southeast
  • TRAVEL / Essays & Travelogues
  • HISTORY / Asia / Southeast Asia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
travels in Sri Lanka
Label
Elephant complex : travels in Sri Lanka, John Gimlette
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map -- Colombo Jumbo -- All Quiet Among the Reservoir Giants -- The Cinnamon Forts -- A State of Perpetual Vacation -- The Garden in the Sky -- Kandy -- Land of Hope and Tea -- The Wild East -- Trinco, Trinco, Little Star -- Multi-barrel Love Enforcer -- The Jaffna Peninsula -- The Shoes on the Shore -- Green As Ever -- Afterword
Control code
in901574685
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Vintage Departures edition.
Extent
xx, 399 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780345806994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)909925239
Label
Elephant complex : travels in Sri Lanka, John Gimlette
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Map -- Colombo Jumbo -- All Quiet Among the Reservoir Giants -- The Cinnamon Forts -- A State of Perpetual Vacation -- The Garden in the Sky -- Kandy -- Land of Hope and Tea -- The Wild East -- Trinco, Trinco, Little Star -- Multi-barrel Love Enforcer -- The Jaffna Peninsula -- The Shoes on the Shore -- Green As Ever -- Afterword
Control code
in901574685
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Vintage Departures edition.
Extent
xx, 399 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780345806994
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
(OCoLC)909925239

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