February 19th, 2020 - 2:00 pm
On Wednesday, February 19 at 2 pm, Jacob Shell will join in via Skype to discuss his book, Giants of the Monsoon Forest: Living & Working with Elephants, which was included in the 2019 History Book Festival. This event is free and will be held at the Lewes Public Library.
People have worked with elephants for eons to log the mountainous rainforests of Burma and India, where some of the world’s last stands of wild teak grow. This book takes readers on a historical journey, exploring the lives of these extraordinarily intelligent creatures and their close relationships with the mahout, the men who ride them. Shell presents new perspectives on animal intelligence, describing, for example, large-scale rescues by elephants during wars and after floods.
About the History Book Discussion Group
A partnership of the History Book Festival and the Lewes Public Library, this monthly discussion group primarily focuses on books featured at last year’s festival or those to be featured at the 2020 Festival. The group is open to all lovers of history and meets at the Lewes Public Library on the third Wednesday of the month at 2 pm.