The most comprehensive book on giraffes to appear in the last fifty
years, this volume presents a magnificent portrait of a group of
animals who, in spite of their legendary elegance and astonishing
gentleness, may not entirely survive this century.
Dale Peterson's text provides a natural and cultural history of the
world's tallest and second-biggest land animals, describing in
detail their biology and behavior. He offers a new perspective on
the giraffes' place in our world, and argues for the stronger
protection of these imposing yet endangered creatures and their
elusive forest relatives, the okapis.
Some 120 stunning photographs by award-winning wildlife
photographer Karl Ammann capture the grace and elegance of
Giraffa camelopardalis. Both beautiful and informative,
the images document giraffes' complex interactions with each other
and their environment.
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