Giraffe Reflections

Giraffe Reflections


  • Release: 2013-09-09
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 221 page
  • ISBN: 9780520266858
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Presents a cultural, historical, and pictorial history of giraffes, describing their biology and behavior and demonstrating their grace and elegance through over one hundred photographs.

Giraffe

Giraffe


  • Release: 2014-01-23
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9781107034860
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An up-to-date portrait of giraffe, summarising current knowledge on their biology and behaviour along with current conservation efforts.

Giraffe Extinction

Giraffe Extinction


  • Release: 2019-10
  • Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books (Tm)
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 128 page
  • ISBN: 9781541532380
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Quietly, without most people noticing, the population of giraffes in the wild has decreased by nearly 40 percent since 1985. Giraffes have disappeared entirely from seven countries where they used to live. Researchers believe fewer than 98,000 exist in the wild--fewer even than endangered African elephants. In 2016, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature added giraffes to the organization's Red List of Threatened Species. What is causing their disappearance? Overpopulation of humans in giraffe habitats and illegal poaching. Learn about giraffes' physical characteristics, habitats, and life cycles; examine the dangers they face from humans and climate change; and meet the scientists working to save these gentle giants using technology and conservation efforts.

Elephant Reflections

Elephant Reflections


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 272 page
  • ISBN: 0520253779
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Presents a pictorial celebration of the elephant, moving from the informative to the purely aesthetic, and introduces the natural history and conservation of the animal as well as the politics of the ivory trade.

Before the First Word

Before the First Word


  • Release: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 80 page
  • ISBN: 9780889209183
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Lorna Crozier’s radical imagination, and the finely tuned emotional intelligence that is revealed in the clarity of her poetry, have made her one of Canada’s most popular poets. Before the First Word: The Poetry of Lorna Crozier is a collection of thirty-five of her best poems, selected and introduced by Catherine Hunter, and includes an afterword by Crozier herself. Representing her work from 1985 to 2002, the collection reveals the wide range of Lorna Crozier’s voice in its most lyrical, contemplative, ironic, and witty moments. Hunter’s introduction discusses the poet’s major themes, with particular attention to her feminist approach to biblical myth and her fascination with absence and silence as sites for imaginative revision. Crozier’s afterword, “See How Many Ends This Stick Has: A Reflection on Poetry,” is a lyrical meditation that provides an inspirational glimpse into the philosophy of a writer who prizes the intensity of awareness that poetry demands, and is tantalized by what predates speaking and all that cant be named. An engaging volume that will appeal to undergraduate students as well as general readers of poetry. Lorna Crozier’s work has won many awards, including the Governor Generals Award in 1992 (for Inventing the Hawk), the first prize for poetry in the CBC Literary Competition, the Canadian Authors Association Award for Poetry in 1992, a National Magazine Award in 1995, and two Pat Lowther Memorial Awards (1993 and 1996) for the best book of poetry by a Canadian woman. She has published fourteen books of poetry, most recently, Whetstone. Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, she now lives in British Columbia, where she is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Victoria.

Zarafa

Zarafa


  • Release: 1999
  • Publisher: Delta
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 215 page
  • ISBN: 9780385334112
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Describes how the first giraffe seen in France was captured in Africa and transported thousands of miles to Paris in a plan by the Ottoman Viceroy of Egypt, who hoped his gift would persuade Charles X not to interfere in his war with the Greeks

Smitten by Giraffe

Smitten by Giraffe


  • Release: 2016-10-01
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 256 page
  • ISBN: 9780773599758
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When Anne Innis saw her first giraffe at the age of three, she was smitten. She knew she had to learn more about this marvelous animal. Twenty years later, now a trained zoologist, she set off alone to Africa to study the behaviour of giraffe in the wild. Subsequently, Jane Goodall and Dian Fossey would be driven by a similar devotion to study the behaviour of wild apes. In Smitten by Giraffe, the noted feminist reflects on her scientific work as well as the leading role she has played in numerous activist campaigns. On returning home to Canada, Anne married physicist Ian Dagg, had three children, published a number of scientific papers, taught at several local universities, and in 1967 earned her PhD in biology at the University of Waterloo. Dagg was continually frustrated in her efforts to secure a position as a tenured professor despite her many publications and exemplary teaching record. Finally she opted instead to pursue her research as an independent “citizen scientist,” while working part-time as an academic advisor. Dagg would spend many years fighting against the marginalization of women in the arts and sciences. Boldly documenting widespread sexism in universities while also discussing Dagg’s involvement with important zoological topics such as homosexuality, infanticide, sociobiology, and taxonomy, Smitten by Giraffe offers an inside perspective on the workings of scientific research and debate, the history of academia, and the rise of second-wave feminism.

Eating Apes

Eating Apes


  • Release: 2004-09-06
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780520243323
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Details how, with the unprecedented opening of African forests by European and Asian logging companies, the traditional consumption of wild animal meat in Central Africa has suddenly exploded in scope and impact, moving from what was recently a subsistence activity to an enormous and completely unsustainable commercial enterprise. Although the three African great apes account for only about one percent of the commercial bush meat trade, today's rate of slaughter could bring about their extinction in the next few decades. Eating Apes documents the when, where, how, and why of this rapidly accelerating disaster. In bringing the facts of this crisis and these impending extinctions into a single, accessible book, Peterson takes us one step closer to averting one of the most disturbing threats to our closest relatives.--From publisher description.

Tall Blondes

Tall Blondes


  • Release: 1997-08
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 167 page
  • ISBN: 0836227697
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Traces the cultural history of the giraffe, includes ancient and contemporary descriptions, and studies the impact of giraffes on the human imagination

A Menagerie

A Menagerie


  • Release: 2014-01-21
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 368 page
  • ISBN: 9781480463851
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Russell Banks, Temple Grandin, and other renowned writers contemplate animals—and the way our own species interacts with them. Conjunctions: 61, A Menagerie gathers essays, fiction, and poetry that imagine the world of our fellow beings, animals. Cultural mythologies and pantheons are populated with snakes, monkeys, cats, jackals, whales: a cast of characters whose stories reveal how complex and wildly contradictory our species’ relationship with other animals is. They’re friends, enemies, tools, food. Descartes deliberated about whether animals have souls, deciding they didn’t. Linnaeus cataloged them. Darwin connected us to them. Wild or tame, sinless or soulless, the animal is a chimera of shifting identities, both mundane and mysterious. Featuring interviews with William S. Burroughs and Temple Grandin, essays by animal experimenters Vint Virga and Dale Peterson, fiction by Russell Banks and Joyce Carol Oates, and work by many others, this collection of imaginative new writing offers uncaged access to the lives of the nonhuman creatures that surround us.