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Giraffe : Biology, ecology, evolution and behaviour (Hardcover) (Bryan Shorrocks)

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The giraffe is one of nature's most loved mammals. Evolving over 8 million years, there are nine recognized subspecies of this iconic African creature. While giraffes have long fascinated humans, their placid nature has ensured that the relationship with humans has often been to their own detriment. Two of the nine subspecies are currently listed as endangered and conservation work is hampered by war, civil unrest, habitat destruction and poaching.

The Giraffe: Biology, Ecology, Evolution and Behaviour reviews the fossil history, taxonomy, genetics, physiology, biomechanics, behaviour, ecology, and conservation of the giraffe. Topics include:

The origin and evolution of modern giraffes

Present distribution and geographical races

Anatomy and physiology

Individual behaviour

Social networks and 'loose' giraffe groups

Population movement and regulation


Suitable for senior undergraduate and graduate students and researchers in zoology, wildlife management, population genetics, behavioural ecology and conservation, as well as amateur naturalists and conservationists.
Number of Pages: 223.0
Genre: Science
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
Author: Bryan Shorrocks
Language: English
Street Date: October 31, 2016
TCIN: 51739646
UPC: 9781118587478
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-6519

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