The Evolution of the Long necked Giraffe  Giraffa Camelopardalis L   Book
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The Evolution of the Long necked Giraffe Giraffa Camelopardalis L

  • Author : Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig
  • Publisher : MV-Verlag
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Evolution
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9783869914718

The Evolution of the Long necked Giraffe Giraffa Camelopardalis L Book Description :

"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 Giraffe Book

The Giraffe

  • Author : Bryan Shorrocks
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-10-31
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781118587478

The Giraffe Book Description :

Provides a comprehensive overview of one of nature's most engaging mammals Covers fossil history, taxonomy, genetics, physiology, biomechanics, behavior, ecology, and conservation Includes genetic analysis of five of the six subspecies of modern giraffes Includes giraffe network studies from Laikipia Kenya, Etosha National Park, Namibia andSamburu National Reserve, Kenya

Giraffe Book
Score: 5
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  • Author : Edgar Williams
  • Publisher : Reaktion Books
  • Release Date : 2011-01-15
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9781861898890

Giraffe Book Description :

Their extraordinary long necks, distinctive camouflage, graceful movements, and friendly nature have made giraffes one of the most fascinating and beloved animals on the planet. But while giraffes once roamed the Great Plains of Africa in huge herds, their numbers have greatly diminished, and they are now entirely dependent on humanity for their survival. In Giraffe, Edgar Williams explores not only the biology of the tallest animals on earth, but also their impact on human history—including in ancient Egypt, where giraffes were kept as exotic pets; the Middle Ages, when giraffes were considered mythical beasts as improbable and mysterious as the dragon; and the Victorian era, in which giraffe hunting was considered an exhilarating sport. Giraffe is the first book to provide a comprehensive, twenty-first-century view of the giraffe in art, literature, film, and popular culture, as well as its natural history from prehistory to modern times. With new insights into the giraffe’s genetics and evolution, this book will appeal to those interested in the giraffe’s unique biology and to anyone who admires the majestic giraffe.

Giraffe and Bird Together Again Book

Giraffe and Bird Together Again

  • Author : Rebecca Bender
  • Publisher : Pajama Press Inc.
  • Release Date : 2018-11-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781772780512

Giraffe and Bird Together Again Book Description :

Bird lives for adventure. He wants to swoop, soar, and explore. Giraffe is perfectly happy right where he is, thank you very much. He never worries when Bird flits off for a while. But one afternoon his friend fails to return. Giraffe has a bad feeling that something has happened to Bird. Giraffe dreads the wide world full of tangly forests, craggy mountains, and mysterious plains. But he doesn't hesitate. If Bird is in trouble, then Giraffe will find and rescue him. Award-winning author-illustrator Rebecca Bender pushes Giraffe and Bird to new heights of courage, ingenuity, and humour in Giraffe and Bird Together Again. The two unlikely companions are firmer in their friendship, but their antics are just as uproarious as ever. Readers of all ages will laugh and cheer as Giraffe and Bird discover just how far each will go for the other.

Giraffe Book
Score: 3
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  • Author : Anders Hanson
  • Publisher : ABDO Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2014-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 9781629681023

Giraffe Book Description :

Dive into this colorful title featuring one of the biggest animals on earth! This title gives kids a chance to learn all about Giraffes, like where they live, how big they are next to a human, their body characteristics, family life and more. Kids will love the engaging color photographs, simple text, and fun facts about these larger than life beings. A quick quiz is provided for additional reading and learning fun! Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. SandCastle is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Giraffe Book


  • Author : Anne Innis Dagg
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-23
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107034860

Giraffe Book Description :

An up-to-date portrait of giraffe, summarising current knowledge on their biology and behaviour along with current conservation efforts.

Seedlings  Giraffes Book

Seedlings Giraffes

  • Author : Kate Riggs
  • Publisher : Creative Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2013-03-26
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 0898127831

Seedlings Giraffes Book Description :

Hello, elephants and lions. Hello, penguins and monkeys. Hello, ... fun! The new Seedlings books offer irresistible introductions to six exotic but familiar animals, using a friendly voice and text crafted for the youngest of readers to touch upon the creatures' bodies, behaviors, habitats, and family relationships. Dynamic photos, meanwhile, provide alluring depictions of the featured animal eating, moving, growing, and playing. Put these books on your shelves and plant the seeds of knowledge!

Juma the Giraffe Book

Juma the Giraffe

  • Author : Monica Bond
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-06-04
  • Genre: Giraffe
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 0989818292

Juma the Giraffe Book Description :

What happens when Juma the giraffe sees his reflection in a waterhole? Monica Bond's story, beautifully illustrated by Kayla Harren, will touch the hearts of children everywhere who a searching for what makes them special.

The White Giraffe Book
Score: 3.5
From 24 Ratings

The White Giraffe

  • Author : Lauren St John
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2010-05-14
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444002102

The White Giraffe Book Description :

The first book in the heartwarming White Giraffe series by Lauren St John, featuring the African adventures of Martine and her magical white giraffe. At eleven years old, Martine is orphaned and sent to live with her grandmother on a game reserve in South Africa. Her grandmother seems strangely unwelcoming and Martine has a difficult time settling in at her new school. But she has an ally in Tendai - one of the keepers on the reserve, from whom she learns the lore and survival techniques of the bush, and in Grace - who instantly senses there is something special about Martine. There are secrets about Sawubona Game Reserve just waiting to be revealed, and rumours about a fabled white giraffe. One night, Martine looks out of her window and sees a young albino giraffe - silver, tinged with cinnamon in the moonlight. This is the beginning of her mysterious and magical adventures - her discovery of her gift of healing and a secret valley that she travels to with the giraffe, where she'll find clues about her past and future. Above all it's a heart-warming story, full of charm, atmosphere and Martine's sheer delight in her giraffe friend and the fantastic landscape which is theirs to explore.

Giraffe Problems Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Giraffe Problems

  • Author : Jory John
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2020-06-09
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 34
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593127728

Giraffe Problems Book Description :

"A giraffe struggles to feel comfortable with his neck"--

Giraffes Ruin Everything Book
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Giraffes Ruin Everything

  • Author : Heidi Schulz
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2016-08-16
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781681190839

Giraffes Ruin Everything Book Description :

In this mischievously funny picture book, friends come in all shapes and sizes. In case you were wondering, here's an incomplete list of things giraffes ruin: - Birthday parties - Going to the movies - Playing at the park - Hide and Seek - Everything else Yes, that's right. Giraffes ruin everything. But what happens when our narrator gets into a tricky situation? Perhaps he'll find giraffes aren't so bad after all . . .

Giraffe Asks for Help Book

Giraffe Asks for Help

  • Author : Nyasha Chikowore
  • Publisher : Magination Press
  • Release Date : 2019-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1433829460

Giraffe Asks for Help Book Description :

Clumsy Gary the Giraffe is disappointed that he still cannot reach the top leaves on trees after turning six, but his friends assure him he is not too old to ask for help.

A Giraffe and a Half Book

A Giraffe and a Half

  • Author :
  • Publisher : Harpercollins Childrens Books
  • Release Date : 1964-11-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 48
  • ISBN 10 : 0060256559

A Giraffe and a Half Book Description :

A giraffe goes through many humorous changes, but still remains the same.

Back to School Rules Book
Score: 3.5
From 5 Ratings

Back to School Rules

  • Author : Laurie Friedman
  • Publisher : Carolrhoda Books ®
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541528536

Back to School Rules Book Description :

School's in session! When it comes to surviving school, Percy's at the head of the class. If you can follow his ten simple rules, making the grade will be a piece of cake (and school will be a lot of fun). But there's more to school than showing up on time and staying awake in class. If you have any doubts, Percy also shows exactly what not to do. • No spitballs! • No running in the halls! • No bouncing off the ceiling! • No crazy scheming! See what other trouble—and tips—Percy has in mind!

Tears of the Giraffe Book
Score: 4
From 71 Ratings

Tears of the Giraffe

  • Author : Alexander McCall Smith
  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release Date : 2003-12-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1400077672

Tears of the Giraffe Book Description :

Fans around the world adore the bestselling No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series and its proprietor, Precious Ramotswe, Botswana’s premier lady detective. In this charming series, Mma Ramotswe—with help from her loyal associate, Grace Makutsi—navigates her cases and her personal life with wisdom, good humor, and the occasional cup of tea. Precious Ramotswe is the eminently sensible and cunning proprietor of the only ladies’ detective agency in Botswana. In Tears of the Giraffe she tracks a wayward wife, uncovers an unscrupulous maid, and searches for an American man who disappeared into the plains many years ago. In the midst of resolving uncertainties, pondering her impending marriage to a good, kind man, Mr. J. L. B. Matekoni, and the promotion of her talented secretary (a graduate of the Botswana Secretarial College, with a mark of 97 per cent), she also finds her family suddenly and unexpectedly increased by two.

Giraffes Are Awesome  Book

Giraffes Are Awesome

  • Author : Lisa J. Amstutz
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Release Date : 2019-05-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496625663

Giraffes Are Awesome Book Description :

Africa's wild animals are awesome! Bold, vibrant photos and engaging text bring readers up close with giraffes. Includes information on habitat, behavior, life cycle, and threats to these amazing creatures.

Giraffes Can t Dance Book

Giraffes Can t Dance

  • Author : Giles Andreae
  • Publisher : Orchard Books
  • Release Date : 2019-05-02
  • Genre: Animals
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 1408354411

Giraffes Can t Dance Book Description :

Celebrate the 20th birthday of much-loved picture book classic, Giraffes Can't Dance, with this special new edition featuring a super-shiny cover! Gerald the giraffe longs to go to the great Jungle Dance, but how can he join in when he doesn't know how to tango or two-step? Everyone knows that giraffes can't dance ... or can they? A funny, touching and triumphant story about being yourself and finding your own tune, Giraffes Can't Dance has been a family favourite for 20 years. "All toddlers should grow up reading this" Daily Mail "A modern classic" Baby & Me "A joyful read about an outsider who finds acceptance on his own terms . . . there's also a simple moral about tolerance and daring to be different" Junior "A fantastically funny and wonderfully colourful romp" Daily Telegraph

Giraffe Reflections Book

Giraffe Reflections

  • Author : Dale Peterson
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2013-09-09
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520956964

Giraffe Reflections Book Description :

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.

Cry of the Giraffe Book

Cry of the Giraffe

  • Author : Judie Oron
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 1554512727

Cry of the Giraffe Book Description :

Labeled outcasts by their Ethiopian neighbors because of their Jewish faith, Wudita and her family make the arduous trek on foot to Sudan in the hope of the promise of a better life. Instead, they are herded into a squalid refugee camp. Wudita becomes separated from her family and forced back to the Ethiopian border.

The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights Book

The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights

  • Author : David A. Ufer
  • Publisher : Sylvan Dell Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN 10 : 193435905X

The Giraffe Who Was Afraid of Heights Book Description :

In this story, a giraffe, a monkey, and a hippopatamus all overcome their fears and face a danger together.