eBook The Britannica Guide to Predators and Prey: Grazers, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-13: 9781615304653
  • DDC: 599.63
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 256 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released April 2012
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Overview

While they come in all shapes, textures, and sizes, animals that subsist on the Earth's natural vegetation share many common elements as well. Occupying a unique place in the food chain, grazers all over the Earth provide vital nourishment for carnivores and are often valuable to humans for meat, skins, and various domestic uses. This volume provides a colorful view of these varied and complex creatures as well as the features and behaviors that both bind them together and set them apart.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
1: Artiodactyls: Even-Toed Ungulates.
2: Abundance and Distribution.
3: Importance to Humans.
4: Natural History.
5: Migration.
6: Social Behaviour.
7: Reproduction.
8: Locomotion.
9: Food Habits.
10: Areas of Distribution.
11: Form and Function.
12: Specializations of the Head.
13: Horns, Antlers, or Neither?.
14: Limb Adaptations.
15: Skin Modifications.
16: Scent Glands.
17: Digestive System.
18: Ruminant.
19: Reproductive Specializations.
20: Deer.
21: Morphology and Behaviour.
22: Old and New World Deer.
23: Old World Deer.
24: Chevrotains.
25: Musk Deer.
26: New World Deer.
27: Antelopes.
28: Appearance and Behaviour.
29: Antelope Types.
30: Impalas (Tribe Aepycerotini).
31: Tragelaphini: The Spiral-Horned Antelope Tribe.
32: Nilgais (Tribe Boselaphini).
33: Duikers (Tribe Cephalophini).
34: Neotragini: The Dwarf Antelope Tribe.
35: Antilopini: The Gazelle Tribe.
36: Hippotragini: The Horse Antelope Tribe.
37: Reduncini: The Reedbuck and Waterbuck Tribe.
38: Alcelaphini: The Hartebeest Tribe.
39: Sheep, Goats, and Their Relatives.
40: Sheep.
41: Argalis.
42: Bighorn Sheep.
43: Mouflons.
44: Snow Sheep.
45: Urial.
46: Goats.
47: Ibexes.
48: Markhors.
49: Goat Antelopes.
50: Chamois.
51: Mountain Goats.
52: Gorals.
53: Serows.
54: Aoudads.
55: Pronghorns.
56: Musk Oxen.
57: Blue Sheep.
58: Chiru.
59: Cattle and Swine.
60: Cattle.
61: Aurochs.
62: Bantengs.
63: Bison.
64: Cape Buffalo.
65: Rinderpest.
66: Domestic Cattle.
67: Gaurs.
68: Gayals.
69: Koupreys.
70: Oxen.
71: Water Buffalo.
72: Yaks.
73: Swine.
74: Babirusas.
75: Boars.
76: Bush Pigs.
77: Domestic Pigs.
78: Peccaries.
79: Warthogs.
80: Camelids, Giraffids, and Hippopotamuses.
81: Camelidae: Camels and Their Relatives.
82: Camels.
83: Alpacas.
84: Specialty Hair Fibres.
85: Guanacos.
86: Llamas.
87: Vicuñas.
88: Giraffidae: Giraffes and Okapis.
89: Giraffes.
90: Okapis.
91: Hippopotamuses.
92: Perissodactyls: Odd-Toed Ungulates.
93: General Features.
94: Natural History.
95: Expression and Communication.
96: Feeding.
97: Social Organization and Territory.
98: Fighting.
99: Amicable Behaviour.
100: Courtship and Mating.
101: Reproduction.
102: Relations between Parent and Offspring.
103: Play.
104: Rolling and Wallowing.
105: Form and Function.
106: Integument.
107: Skeleton.
108: Teeth.
109: Digestive System.
110: Horses and Other Perissodactyls.
111: Equidae: Horses and Their Relatives.
112: Horses.
113: Przewalski's Horse.
114: Asses.
115: Kiangs.
116: Onagers.
117: Donkeys.
118: Mules.
119: Zebras.
120: Rhinoceroses.
121: White Rhinoceroses.
122: Black Rhinoceroses.
123: Indian Rhinoceroses.
124: Javan Rhinoceroses.
125: Sumatran Rhinoceroses.
126: Tapirs.
127: Proboscideans.
128: Characteristics of Order Proboscidea.
129: Elephants.
130: Form and Function.
131: Ivory.
132: Life Cycle.
133: Importance to Humans.
134: Conservation.
135: Lagomorphs and Grazing Marsupials.
136: Lagomorphs.
137: Rabbits.
138: Hares.
139: Pikas.
140: Marsupials.
141: Natural History.
142: Paleontology and Recent History.
143: Kangaroos.
144: Marsupium.
145: Wallabies.
146: Rat Kangaroos.
147: Bandicoots.
148: Koalas.
149: Marsupial Moles.
150: Marsupial Mice.
151: Numbats.
152: Phalangers.
153: Gliders.
154: Wombats.
155: Conclusion.
Glossary.
Bibliography.
Index.