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The pygmy hippo story : West Africa's enigma of the rainforest

Author: Phillip T Robinson; Gabriella L Flacke; Knut M Hentschel
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
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A species account and a natural history of the pygmy hippopotamus, a flagship species of West Africa's Upper Guinea Forest Region.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Robinson, Phillip T.
Pygmy hippo story.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2016046441
(OCoLC)962442376
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Phillip T Robinson; Gabriella L Flacke; Knut M Hentschel
ISBN: 9780190611866 0190611863
OCLC Number: 973223117
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 413 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps
Contents: Cover; The Pygmy Hippo Story; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; Authors' Introduction; PART I DISCOVERY, HISTORY, AND CAPTURE; 1. What Is a Pygmy Hippopotamus? The Small Details That Define Them; 2. Hippos in Popular Culture and Folklore; 3. Looking for Enigmas in the Forest: A Chronicle of Travelers, Trappers, and Researchers; 4. The Use and Abuse of Hippos in Nature: No Peace Treaty in Sight; 5. Heslop's Pygmy Hippopotamus: The Nigerian Extinction; 6. Hans Schomburgk: Hunter, Trapper, Bush Bicyclist; 7. Frans Van den Brink: The Master Hippo Catcher PART II WORKING IN PYGMY HIPPO COUNTRY8. Arriving in West Africa: The Parable of the Dog in Heat; 9. Just Getting There Is Most of the Journey: The Education of Greenhorn Field Biologists; 10. Wrestling the Town Chief in Pygmy Hippo Country; 11. Journeys Without Destinations: Working in Forests of Eternal Twilight; 12. Going Bush in Sierra Leone: Leaving Ranger Bayoh Behind; 13. Traveling Hammocks and Piggyback Rides: Bush Travel and Roadside Views in Pygmy Hippo Country; 14. A Six-​to-​Six Walk: In Elephant Country; 15. Small Planes: Blessings and Curses 16. Navigating Pygmy Hippo Country: "Five Cold Fantas, Please"17. Pygmy Hippo Research on Tiwai Island: Conflicts and Cooperation; 18. Living the Dream: First Stop, Abidjan; 19. Pygmy Hippo Research in the Ivory Coast: Difficult, Daunting, and Sometimes Dirty Work; 20. The Hippo Hotel of Ivory Coast: Getting Ready for the Guests; PART III BIOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY; 21. The Flora and Fauna of Pygmy Hippo Country: Meet the Neighbors; 22. Pygmy Hippo Feeding Behavior and Nutrition; 23. The Pygmy Hippo Hunters: Our Guides in the Forest 24. Common Ground for Hippos in West Africa: Their Overlapping Occurrence in Nature25. Sly, Shy, or Focused? The Origins of Elusiveness; 26. Husbandry, Health, and Pathology of Pygmy Hippos: Optimizing Well-​Being in Captivity; PART IV CONSERVATION WORK DURING WARTIME; 27. Staying Alive During the War: Escape from Liberia; 28. The Disruptions and Setbacks of Civil War in Pygmy Hippo Country; 29. The Shortcut from Master Sergeant to President: Executive Decisions and National Parks; PART V CONSERVATION AND THE FUTURE; 30. A Very Sad Story of Greed: The Timber and Wildlife Poachers 31. Conservation Genetics and Fragmented Populations: Managing the Pygmy Hippo Archipelago32. Distribution and Population Estimates: Counting Pygmy Hippos; 33. Conservation Planning and Priorities: What's Next?; Afterword: The Shared Trajectories of Hippos and People; Index
Responsibility: Phillip T. Robinson, Gabriella L. Flacke, and Knut M. Hentschel ; with contributions by Waldemar Bülow, April L. Conway, Henk Dop, Alexander L. Peal, Klaus and Annette Scheurich, Charles Steiner, and Frans G. van den Brink.

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