GIRAFFES, THE SENTINELS OF THE SAVANNAS by Helen Roney Sattler
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A thoroughly detailed, affectionate look at these appealing oddities, describing giraffes' unusual evolution, anatomy, and habits as well as efforts to keep them from extinction--extended and enhanced by soft brown drawings that focus on unique features of hoof, teeth, skin patterning, and skeletal structure while capturing the giraffe's charm in its many unlikely-looking attitudes (including a sequence showing the difficult feat of arising from a recumbent position. Like Sattler's excellent The Book of Eagles (1989), Giraffes skillfully fuses a lucid, well-organized, carefully researched text with outstanding illustration and handsome format. Illustrated glossary of giraffes and their close relatives, past and present; further reading; geological timetable; classification chart; index including both scientific and common names. Outstanding.

Pub Date: May 28th, 1990
Page count: 80pp
Publisher: Lothrop, Lee & Shepard