Coupon
Giraffe
by Edgar Williams


Overview -

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.  Read more...


 
Paperback
  • $19.95
  • Members Save 10% Club Price
    $ 17.95

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

If you order this item now, it will not delay the rest of your order.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 22 copies from $7.66
 
eBook
Retail Price: $9.99
$6.68

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

Download

 
 
 

More About Giraffe by Edgar Williams
 
 
 
Overview

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 the tallest animals on earth, but also their impact on human history including in ancient Egypt, where giraffes were kept as exotic pets; the Middle Ages, when giraffes were considered mythical beasts as improbable and mysterious as the dragon; and the Victorian era, in which giraffe hunting was considered an exhilarating sport.

Giraffe is the first book to provide a comprehensive, twenty-first-century view of the giraffe in art, literature, film, and popular culture, as well as its natural history from prehistory to modern times. With new insights into the giraffe s genetics and evolution, this book will appeal to those interested in the giraffe s unique biology and to anyone who admires the majestic giraffe.

"

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9781861897640
  • ISBN-10: 1861897642
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books
  • Publish Date: January 2011
  • Page Count: 174

Series: Animal (Reaktion Books)

Related Categories

Books > Nature > Animals - Mammals

 
BAM Customer Reviews