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 very important to human subsistence than the other mammalian crew. This booklet is a dialogue of the evolution, biology, relationships, and conservation of this attention-grabbing and ecologically vital staff of mammals. Eminent experts from around the globe have contributed to this booklet on ruminants, integrating details from palaeontology, molecular and inhabitants genetics, anatomy, morphology, and box reviews of behaviour, ecology, and the consequences of weather switch. additionally coated 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. some of the dwelling species are endangered, say the authors, and information in their background, evolution, and uncomplicated biology is necessary to their conservation.

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