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

Zarafa

Zarafa


  • Release: 2009
  • Publisher: Philomel
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 40 page
  • ISBN: 0399250492
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When the beautiful giraffe named Zarafa is given as a gift to the king of France from the ruler of Egypt, she travels by land and sea to reach her new home; walking the last five-hundred miles to Paris to the great delight of all those who see her along her trek.

In the Footsteps of Zarafa  First Giraffe in France

In the Footsteps of Zarafa First Giraffe in France


  • Release: 2020-08-21
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 200 page
  • ISBN: 9781538142257
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This engaging account traces the remarkable history of France's first giraffe, a diplomatic gift from Egyptian Pasha Muhammed-Ali to King Charles X in 1826. “Zarafa,” taken by boat from Egypt to Marseilles and walked all the way to Paris, was accompanied by her Arab handlers and a famous French naturalist. She drew vast crowds along her route, sparking a giraffomania that was widely documented in art and literature. Her initial journey and then long and celebrated residence in Paris encapsulates nineteenth-century French socio-political history and highlights the emerging evolutionary theories of the time. Over fifty illustrations from the period illuminate this rare encounter with a unique animal that is now endangered and deserving of our greater attention and understanding.

WildLives

WildLives


  • Release: 2020-02-04
  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 112 page
  • ISBN: 9781534454842
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From the illustrator of Herstory (a Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2018) comes a fascinating and touching book about fifty extraordinary animals that made human history! Discover these amazing true tales of wild and wonderful lives—animal lives, that is! We often read heroic stories of brave people who made their mark on history. But did you know there are some pretty courageous creatures in our world, too? This captivating collection gathers fifty heartwarming, surprising, and powerful true stories of animals around the world who displayed immense bravery, aided in groundbreaking discoveries, and showed true friendship. Featuring a range of animals—from heroes to helpers, adventurers to achievers, and many more—young readers will discover some of the most unforgettable animals of all time. Compelling and gorgeously illustrated, WildLives is the perfect introduction to some of the amazing animals whose wild lives have made history.

Good Enough

Good Enough


  • Release: 2019
  • Publisher:
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  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780674504622
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Philosopher Daniel Milo offers a vigorous critique of the quasi-monopoly that Darwin's natural selection has on our idea of the natural world. In popular thought, Darwinism has even acquired the trappings of an ethical system, focused on optimization, competition, and innovation. Yet in nature, imperfect creatures often have the evolutionary edge.

Strange and Wonderful

Strange and Wonderful


  • Release: 2020
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9780190672539
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"Ever since the creation of the world's first zoological and botanical gardens 5,000 years ago, people have collected, displayed, and depicted animals and plants from lands far beyond their everyday experience. Strange and Wonderful offers a richly illustrated journey across millennia and around the globe to explore the root of this phenomenon in art"--

Discover

Discover


  • Release: 1998-07
  • Publisher:
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  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015048135605
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Giraffe Reflections

Giraffe Reflections


  • Release: 2013-09-09
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 232 page
  • ISBN: 9780520956964
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The most comprehensive book on giraffes to appear in the last fifty years, this volume presents a magnificent portrait of a group of animals who, in spite of their legendary elegance and astonishing gentleness, may not entirely survive this century. Dale Peterson’s text provides a natural and cultural history of the world’s tallest and second-biggest land animals, describing in detail their biology and behavior. He offers a new perspective on the giraffes’ place in our world, and argues for the stronger protection of these imposing yet endangered creatures and their elusive forest relatives, the okapis. Some 120 stunning photographs by award-winning wildlife photographer Karl Ammann capture the grace and elegance of Giraffa camelopardalis. Both beautiful and informative, the images document giraffes’ complex interactions with each other and their environment.