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Author Grasset, Léo, author.

Title How the zebra got its stripes : Darwinian stories told through evolutionary biology / Léo Grasset ; [translation by Barbara Mellor].

Publication Info. New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.


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 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  570 GRA    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  570 GRASSET    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  591.748 GRA    Check Shelf
 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  591.74 GRASSET    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  591.748 GRASSET    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  576.8 GRASSET    Check Shelf
Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
Description 154 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm
Note Translation of: Le coup de la girafe : des savants dans la savane. 2015.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 125-143) and index.
Contents Part I. Evolution in its guises. 1. The female hyena's penis ; 2. The giraffe's long neck ; 3. The random flight of the gazelle ; 4. How the zebra got its stripes -- Part II. The mysteries of animal behaviour. 5. The air-conditioning of the termite mound ; 6. The impala's Mexican waves ; 7. Elephant dictatorship vs buffalo democracy ; 8. The antelope art of sexual manipulation -- Part III. Extraordinary creatures. 9. Dung beetle navigation ; 10. Seismic signalling in the elephants' sound-world ; 11. Honey badger : weapon of mass destruction ; 12. The truth about the lion king -- Part IV. The human factor. 13. How to turn a lion into a cub-killer ; 14. Catastrophic change ; 15. Human evolution and its impact -- Epilogue: The zebras and me.
Subject Savanna animals -- Africa -- Miscellanea.
Animals -- Africa -- Miscellanea.
Savanna animals -- Evolution.
Evolution (Biology)
Adaptation (Biology)
Behavior evolution.
Human evolution.
Human-animal relationships.
Nature -- Effect of human beings on.
Savanna animals. (OCoLC)fst01105937
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution.
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology.
Genre/Form Trivia and miscellanea.
Miscellanea. (OCoLC)fst01423854
Trivia and miscellanea. (OCoLC)fst01921748
Added Author Mellor, Barbara, translator.
Added Title Coup de la girafe. English
Translation Of: Translation of (expression): Grasset, Léo. Coup de la girafe. Paris : Éditions du Seuil, 2015 9782021219272 (OCoLC)907574204
ISBN 9781681774145
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