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By Elizabeth S. Vrba,Mr. George B. Schaller,George B. Schaller

From the period of early cave work to the current time, ruminants - deer, antelopes, farm animals, buffalo, goats, giraffes and their family members - have captured the human mind's eye. current on each continent other than Australia and Antarctica, they've got additionally been extra very important to human subsistence than the other mammalian team. This booklet is a dialogue of the evolution, biology, relationships, and conservation of this interesting and ecologically vital crew of mammals. Eminent experts from all over the world have contributed to this ebook on ruminants, integrating info from palaeontology, molecular and inhabitants genetics, anatomy, morphology, and box experiences of behaviour, ecology, and the consequences of weather switch. additionally lined are the genetics, morphology, and behavior of the saola (one of numerous new species lately present in the Annamite Mountains among Laos and Vietnam) and different survivors from remoted and historic branches at the ruminant genealogy. a number of the dwelling species are endangered, say the authors, and information in their historical past, evolution, and simple biology is important to their conservation.

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