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Giraffe

Author: Edgar Mark Williams
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2010.
Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Their extraordinary long necks, distinctive camouflage, graceful movements, and friendly nature have made giraffes one of the most fascinating and beloved animals on the planet.  But while giraffes once roamed the Great Plains of Africa in huge herds, their numbers have greatly diminished, and they are now entirely dependent on humanity for their survival. In Giraffe, Edgar Williams explores not only the biology of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Williams, Edgar Mark, 1960-
Giraffe.
London : Reaktion Books, 2010
(OCoLC)587198932
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar Mark Williams
ISBN: 9781861898890 1861898894
OCLC Number: 726743257
Description: 1 online resource (174 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
Contents: The global giraffe --
The giraffe inside and out --
The ancient giraffe from the Stone Age to Victoria --
The giraffe returns to Europe --
The modern giraffe --
The cultural giraffe.
Series Title: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Responsibility: Edgar Williams.

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Giraffe is a comprehensive, twenty-first-century view of the giraffe in human and natural history that contains new insights into the giraffe's genetics, evolution and unique biology and also looks  Read more...

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