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Giraffe

Author: Edgar Mark Williams
Publisher: London : Reaktion Books, 2010.
Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A natural history of the giraffe. Also looks at giraffes in social, cultural, and artistic contexts.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edgar Mark Williams
ISBN: 9781861897640 1861897642
OCLC Number: 587198932
Description: 174 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm.
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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'Williams presents a strong history of giraffes in the human context ... Williams's book has tremendous warmth, and illustrations from prehistory to the present reinforce our evolving sense of wonder Read more...

 
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