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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, livestock, buffalo, goats, giraffes and their kinfolk - 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 e-book is a dialogue of the evolution, biology, relationships, and conservation of this attention-grabbing and ecologically vital staff of mammals. Eminent gurus from worldwide have contributed to this booklet on ruminants, integrating info from palaeontology, molecular and inhabitants genetics, anatomy, morphology, and box experiences of behaviour, ecology, and the consequences of weather swap. additionally coated 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 historical branches at the ruminant genealogy. some of the residing species are endangered, say the authors, and data in their background, evolution, and simple biology is important to their conservation.

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