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Daryl and Sharna Balfour lived and worked in the Okavango Delta for two years, observing and recording Rhinos in their natural habitat. This is a photographic document recording the life of this creature in its natural habitat. Throughout Africa, where they occur, the white and black rhinoceroses are severely threatened: this is partly because of habitat pressures, but by far the most menacing threat to these animals is from poaching, for the rhino shares with the elephant the demand for a small but valuable part of its body, the horn. The introduction to the book dwells on the whole dilemma of the rhinoceros and what is being done by various governments in Africa. The rhino horn racket is discussed, as is the natural history of these creatures. Photography is used to show the rhino in its natural surroundings throughout Africa, their habits and social behaviour, and also the animals which associate with them. The Indian, Javan and Sumatran rhino are also discussed. An appendix summarizes each of the five rhino species, giving details of the scientific and common names, size, identification characteristics, habitat and habits, food preferences, reproduction, distribution and status. A map indicates the distribution of present-day and historic populations of rhino, and agencies dedicated to helping to save the rhino are listed with a further reading list.
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Book Description Struik Publishers. Condition: Good. . Acceptable dust jacket. Seller Inventory # H08J-00760
Book Description Struik Publishers, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1868251519
Book Description Struik Publishers, 1993. Condition: Good. New Ed. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP102424865
Book Description Struik, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1868251519 > Edition/Printing: First edition | Color/BW Illus. Great photos of animals in Africa and Asia. Bumping to corners. Interior is crisp and clean. Year 1993. 76 pp. Dust jacket in poor condition. Shelf wear, corner and edge wear. Bottom of spine is torn, approx. 1 inch. | > Language: English | > Size: 4to - over 9 3/4 - 12 tall | > Media/Binding: Hardcover |. Seller Inventory # CORV-BBC-0K37800
Book Description (Cape Town: Struik, 1991) 1868251519, 1991. Cover title: Rhino: The Story of the Rhinoceros and a Plea for Its Conservation. Foreword by Ian Player. 4to; original pale grey boards, lettered in silver gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 176, incl. index; lavishly illustrated with Daryl Balfour's full-colour photographs; some monochrome illustrations. Dustwrapper partially sunned, with short tear at head of spine panel; a little foxing; small scuff to top edge of upper board. Very good condition. "Rhino are among the most magnificent and awe-inspiring creatures on earth. Massive, powerful, yet totally vulnerable to the whims of mankind, the survival of the world's few remaining rhino is one of the greatest challenges facing conservationists today. The rhino's horn, evolved as a defensive weapon, is also its Achilles' heel and the sole reason for this animal having been hunted to the brink of extinction. The unheard-of privilege accorded author/photographers Daryl and Sharna Balfour of operating unfettered by the usual restraints of vehicles, roads and park regulations and being allowed to roam at will through the greatest rhinoceros reserves in Africa has resulted in a unique, personal yet informed perspective on these animals and a collection of stunning close-up photographs. Rhino deals not only with the black and white rhino in Africa, but also with the Asian species - the severely endangered Indian, Javan and Sumatran rhino. The text discusses the dilemma of poaching and the rhino horn trade, and the efforts to curb the slaughter of this prehistoric-looking animal. But the main thrust of the text and photographs in this book is to show the animals in their natural surroundings, their habitats and social behaviour, and also the animals that associate with them. Through its well-researched and up-to-date text and its stunning photographs, Rhino forms an evocative plea for the continued existence of these creatures.". Seller Inventory # 11262
Book Description Struik, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. the jacket is a little shelf rubbed. internally clean. well bound. fine copy.[S.Nor]. Orders over $70.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Seller Inventory # adkc
Book Description Struik Publishers, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. the jacket is bit edge worn and shelf rubbed. creased. light marks. internally clean and tightly bound. [P.N.]. Orders over $70.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Seller Inventory # 67gd
Book Description Struik Publishers, 1991. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. jacket is shelf rubbed and a small clossed tear.internally clean,excellent binding.very good copy. Orders over $70.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Seller Inventory # 95pw
Book Description Struik Publishers, 1993. Hardcover. Condition: Good. New Ed. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 1868251519