By Dale Peterson

The such a lot entire ebook on giraffes to seem within the final fifty years, this quantity offers an impressive portrait of a gaggle of animals who, regardless of their mythical beauty and stunning gentleness, won't completely live to tell the tale this century.

Dale Peterson’s textual content offers a average and cultural heritage of the world’s tallest and second-biggest land animals, describing intimately their biology and behaviour. He bargains a brand new viewpoint at the giraffes’ position in our global, and argues for the better safety of those enforcing but endangered creatures and their elusive wooded area kinfolk, the okapis.

Some one hundred twenty lovely images via award-winning natural world photographer Karl Ammann catch the grace and magnificence of Giraffa camelopardalis. either attractive and informative, the photographs record giraffes’ advanced interactions with one another and their environment.

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Fourth are the predatory others, with the pictures that includes the main fearsome nonhuman predator of all: lions. the mummy giraffe it seems that does what she will to fend off the lions, yet she is finally helpless opposed to younger ladies sponsored by means of an opportunistic male. there's a chilling attractiveness to lions, and naturally nature has given them, too, a huge position within the drama of lifestyles.

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