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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 staff. This publication is a dialogue of the evolution, biology, relationships, and conservation of this attention-grabbing and ecologically very important workforce of mammals. Eminent experts from world wide have contributed to this ebook on ruminants, integrating details from palaeontology, molecular and inhabitants genetics, anatomy, morphology, and box reviews of behaviour, ecology, and the results of weather swap. additionally lined are the genetics, morphology, and behavior of the saola (one of a number of new species lately present in the Annamite Mountains among Laos and Vietnam) and different survivors from remoted and old branches at the ruminant genealogy. the various dwelling species are endangered, say the authors, and data in their heritage, evolution, and easy biology is important to their conservation.

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