By Edgar Williams
Their awesome lengthy necks, distinct camouflage, swish hobbies, and pleasant nature have made giraffes some of the most attention-grabbing and cherished animals at the planet. yet whereas giraffes as soon as roamed the nice Plains of Africa in large herds, their numbers have significantly lowered, and they're now fullyyt depending on humanity for his or her survival. In Giraffe, Edgar Williams explores not just the biology of the tallest animals on the earth, but in addition their impression on human history—including in historical Egypt, the place giraffes have been saved as unique pets; the center a long time, whilst giraffes have been thought of legendary beasts as inconceivable and mysterious because the dragon; and the Victorian period, within which giraffe searching used to be thought of an exciting sport.
Giraffe is the 1st ebook to supply a entire, twenty-first-century view of the giraffe in paintings, literature, movie, and pop culture, in addition to its traditional background from prehistory to fashionable occasions. With new insights into the giraffe’s genetics and evolution, this ebook will entice these attracted to the giraffe’s specific biology and to an individual who admires the majestic giraffe.