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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 family members - have captured the human mind's eye. current on each continent other than Australia and Antarctica, they've got additionally been extra vital to human subsistence than the other mammalian workforce. This booklet is a dialogue of the evolution, biology, relationships, and conservation of this interesting and ecologically very important workforce of mammals. Eminent specialists from worldwide have contributed to this publication on ruminants, integrating details from palaeontology, molecular and inhabitants genetics, anatomy, morphology, and box stories of behaviour, ecology, and the consequences of weather switch. 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 historic branches at the ruminant genealogy. some 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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