The Giraffe - Shorrocks, Bryan
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Provides a comprehensive overview of one of nature's most engaging mammals Covers fossil history, taxonomy, genetics, physiology, biomechanics, behavior, ecology, and conservation Includes genetic analysis of five of the six subspecies of modern giraffes Includes giraffe network studies from Laikipia Kenya, Etosha National Park, Namibia andSamburu National Reserve, Kenya…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Provides a comprehensive overview of one of nature's most engaging mammals Covers fossil history, taxonomy, genetics, physiology, biomechanics, behavior, ecology, and conservation Includes genetic analysis of five of the six subspecies of modern giraffes Includes giraffe network studies from Laikipia Kenya, Etosha National Park, Namibia andSamburu National Reserve, Kenya
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Wiley & Sons
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: .1W118587470
  • 1. Auflage
  • Seitenzahl: 232
  • Erscheinungstermin: 21. Oktober 2016
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 251mm x 177mm x 17mm
  • Gewicht: 609g
  • ISBN-13: 9781118587478
  • ISBN-10: 1118587472
  • Artikelnr.: 45053961
Autorenporträt
Professor Bryan Shorrocks, Environment Department, University of York, York, UK.
Inhaltsangabe
Preface, vi
1 Introduction to the giraffe, 1
2 Origins, 13
3 Present distribution and geographical races, 26
4 Anatomy, 42
5 Physiology, 60
6 Individual behaviour, 76
7 Individual ecology, 100
8 Social networks, movement and population regulation, 134
9 Conservation status and wildlife reserves, 166
References, 187
Index, 217