The Giraffe s Neck

The Giraffe s Neck


  • Release: 2014-03-27
  • Publisher: A&C Black
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  • File: PDF, 224 page
  • ISBN: 9781408843789
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Longlisted for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize 2015 Adaption is everything, something Frau Lohmark is well aware of as the biology teacher at the Charles Darwin High School in a country backwater of the former East Germany. A strict devotee of Darwin's evolution principle, Lohmark views education as survival of the fittest: classifying her pupils as biological specimens and scorning her colleagues for indulging in 'favourites'. However, as people move West in search of work and opportunities, the school's future is in jeopardy and the Lohmark is forced to face her most fundamental lesson: she must adapt or she cannot survive.

Zoological Philosophy

Zoological Philosophy


  • Release: 2011-11-03
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • File: PDF, 506 page
  • ISBN: 9781108038423
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Lamarck outlined his theory of 'soft inheritance', which influenced Darwin, in this 1809 work, eventually translated into English in 1914.

Why Giraffe Has a Long Neck

Why Giraffe Has a Long Neck


  • Release: 2011
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 014133505X
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Tinga Tinga Tales is inspired by traditional animal stories from Africa and the Tingatinga artwork of Tanzania You see there was a time when Giraffe didn't have a long neck. She had short legs, short horns and a very short, stumpy neck. She was also a very fussy eater . . . So what happened when Giraffe tried to get some honey from deep inside the tree?

How Giraffe Got Such a Long Neck  and why Rhino is So Grumpy

How Giraffe Got Such a Long Neck and why Rhino is So Grumpy


  • Release: 1996
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  • File: PDF, 32 page
  • ISBN: 0440832691
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During a terrible drought in which there is nothing to eat, Man prepares a magic herb that results in Giraffe's long neck so he can reach the high leaves on the trees and a grumpy Rhino, who arrives too late for the magic.

How the Giraffe Got His Long Neck

How the Giraffe Got His Long Neck


  • Release: 2019-07-09
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  • File: PDF, 24 page
  • ISBN: 1644168170
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Ever wondered how the giraffe got his long neck? Well Giggles the Giraffe lets his curiosity and nosy side get the best of him, leaving him stretched out. It's a story about friendship and interaction and lots of giggles.

The Evolution of the Long necked Giraffe  Giraffa Camelopardalis L

The Evolution of the Long necked Giraffe Giraffa Camelopardalis L


  • Release: 2011
  • Publisher: MV-Verlag
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  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9783869914718
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"Darwin (1871) and many African folk legends before him [...] proposed a simple but powerful explanation for the large and elongated shape. Long necks allowed giraffe to outreach presumed competitors, particularly during dry-season bottlenecks when leaves become scarce; (Simmons and Scheepers). However, this old African folk legend which is still commonly taught in high schools, fails to explain, among other things, the size differences between males and females. Giraffe cows are up to 1.5 meters shorter than the giraffe bulls, not to mention the offspring. The wide migration range of the giraffe and the low heights of the most common plants in their diet likewise argue against the dominant selection hypothesis. Also: 1) The fossil "links," which according to the theory should appear successively and replace each other, usually exist simultaneously for long periods of time. 2) Evolutionary derivations based on similarities rely on circular reasoning. 3) The giraffe has eigh t cervical vertebrae. Although the 8th vertebra displays almost all the characteristics of a neck vertebra, as an exception to the rule the first rib pair is attached there. 4) The origin of the long-necked giraffe by a macromutation is, due to the many synorganized structures, extremely improbable. 5) Sexual selection also lacks a mutational basis and, what is more, is frequently in conflict with natural selection ("head clubbing" is probably "a consequence of a long neck and not a cause"; see also Mitchell et al. 2009). 6) In contrast to the thus-far proposed naturalistic hypotheses, the intelligent design theory is basically testable. 7) The long-necked giraffes possibly all belong to the same basic type inasmuch as 8) a gradual evolution from the short-necked to the long-necked giraffe is ruled out by the duplication of a neck vertebra and the loss of a thoracic vertebra. 9) Chance mutations are principally not sufficient to explain the origin of the long-necked giraffe. 10) The intelligent d

The Photo Ark

The Photo Ark


  • Release: 2017
  • Publisher: National Geographic Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 400 page
  • ISBN: 9781426217777
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This lush book of photography represents National Geographic's Photo Ark, a major cross-platform initiative and lifelong project by photographer Joel Sartore to make portraits of the world's animals-especially those that are endangered. His powerful message, conveyed with humor, compassion, and art- to know these animals is to save them.Sartore intends to photograph every animal in captivity in the world. He is circling the globe, visiting zoos and wildlife rescue centers to create studio portraits of 12,000 species, with an emphasis on those facing extinction. He has photographed more than 6,000 already and now, thanks to a multi-year partnership with National Geographic, he may reach his goal. This book showcases his animal portraits- from tiny to mammoth, from the Florida grasshopper sparrow to the greater one-horned rhinoceros. Paired with the eloquent prose of veteran wildlife writer Douglas Chadwick, this book presents a thought-provoking argument for saving all the species of our planet.

Giraffe Problems

Giraffe Problems


  • Release: 2020-06-09
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 34 page
  • ISBN: 9780593127728
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"A giraffe struggles to feel comfortable with his neck"--

Giraffe s Long Neck   children s Book about a Very Special Giraffe

Giraffe s Long Neck children s Book about a Very Special Giraffe


  • Release: 2019-02-18
  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 28 page
  • ISBN: 1728734614
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Self-Esteem Series Book 4 Why do our imperfections make us the MOST unique and special? Here's what readers are already saying about this amazing, inspiring kids book: "It's just so cool book for kids all ages, and their parents too. " -- Jen "When it comes to teaching children about bullying and kindness, this book is just the best! There's a really good moral to this story; it's a very positive, and encouraging book for kids." -- Olivia "Sweet bedtime story, well-made, very colorful and easy to read." -- Monica Our main hero is a Giraffe that likes to sing karaoke. Poor Giraffe is bullied by other animals because he looks so different. Too tall, long neck and weird ears. One night he decides to sing for other animals even if they judge him. All the animals are amazed by the power of his voice. His ''long neck'' helps him to produce the most amazing sound in the world. Warning! Cuteness overload, so be ready!This book has a great story and fantastic illustrations that will make you happier or just put a smile on your face. You and your kids will love this book...grab it now while it's still available at this discounted price.