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The hippos : natural history and conservation, S.K. Eltringham ; illustrated by Priscilla Barrett

Label
The hippos : natural history and conservation
Title
The hippos
Title remainder
natural history and conservation
Statement of responsibility
S.K. Eltringham ; illustrated by Priscilla Barrett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Hippos by Keith Eltringham is the first book to present a complete coverage of hippopotamus biology and ecology. Keith Eltringham summarises the most recent studies and presents them in a style accessible to the interested general reader and the research biologist alike. Both the larger, common hippo and the smaller, and much less well-studied, pygmy hippo are described, and the similarities and differences between them discussed are unusual in being genuinely amphibious and this has a fundamental effect on their physiology and way of life. A consideration of the hippo's relationships with its human neighbours and the prospects for its long-term conservation gives an important view of current conservation concerns. The book closes with three chapters devoted to the results of the author's recent survey on the distribution and abundance of the common hippo throughout Africa. This is the first such estimate to have been made on a continent-wide basis and the total population of about 170,000, was so much smaller than many people had expected, that it resulted in the common hippo being given special protection under the CITES convention."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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Eltringham, S. K.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
T & A D Poyser natural history
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  • Hippopotamus
  • Hippopotamidae
  • Wildlife conservation
Label
The hippos : natural history and conservation, S.K. Eltringham ; illustrated by Priscilla Barrett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-178) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Anatomy and Physiology.
  • p. 8
  • 3.
  • Origins of Hippos.
  • p. 39
  • 4.
  • Social Life of Hippos.
  • p. 47
  • 5.
  • Reproduction in Hippos.
  • p. 58
  • 6.
  • Diet and Feeding Habits of Hippos.
  • p. 74
  • 7.
  • Ecology of Hippos.
  • p. 86
  • 8.
  • Diseases, Parasites and Commensals of Hippos.
  • p. 110
  • 9.
  • Hippos and Man.
  • p. 120
  • 10.
  • Distribution and Numbers of Hippo.
  • p. 134
  • 11.
  • Distribution and Numbers of Hippopotamus amphibious in East Africa.
  • p. 153
  • 12.
  • Distribution and Numbers of Hippopotamus amphibious in Southern Africa.
  • p. 162
  • References.
  • p. 173
  • Index.
  • p. 179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 184 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780856611315
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
The hippos : natural history and conservation, S.K. Eltringham ; illustrated by Priscilla Barrett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-178) and index
Contents
  • 1.
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 2.
  • Anatomy and Physiology.
  • p. 8
  • 3.
  • Origins of Hippos.
  • p. 39
  • 4.
  • Social Life of Hippos.
  • p. 47
  • 5.
  • Reproduction in Hippos.
  • p. 58
  • 6.
  • Diet and Feeding Habits of Hippos.
  • p. 74
  • 7.
  • Ecology of Hippos.
  • p. 86
  • 8.
  • Diseases, Parasites and Commensals of Hippos.
  • p. 110
  • 9.
  • Hippos and Man.
  • p. 120
  • 10.
  • Distribution and Numbers of Hippo.
  • p. 134
  • 11.
  • Distribution and Numbers of Hippopotamus amphibious in East Africa.
  • p. 153
  • 12.
  • Distribution and Numbers of Hippopotamus amphibious in Southern Africa.
  • p. 162
  • References.
  • p. 173
  • Index.
  • p. 179
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 184 p., [4] p. of plates
Isbn
9780856611315
Other physical details
ill., maps

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