John Frederick Walker

Ivory’s Ghosts named one of Barnes and Noble’s Best Science and Nature Books of 2009

Posted in elephant and ivory news by JFW on January 20, 2010

In his article in the Barnes and Noble Review, Brendan Borrell picked Ivory’s Ghosts as one of the best science and nature books of 2009—out of a total list of five.  “In this provocative book,” he writes, “journalist John Frederick Walker tells the gaudy and irresponsible history of the elephant ivory trade in Africa — from billiard balls to piano keys — but he makes a powerful plea that ending the ban on ivory is in fact the only way to save elephants in the long term.” Read the complete article here.