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Hippopotamus

Edgar Williams

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Reaktion Books
01 November 2017
Animals & society; Mathematics & Sciences; Wildlife: mammals
This is a natural and cultural history of the hippopotamus, the well-loved, cumbersome, rotund mammal famous for lounging around semi-submerged in muddy pools.

Hippos are rotund, cumbersome, lovable mammals famous for lounging around semi-submerged in muddy pools. Gregarious herbivores, they emerge after dusk from the water into the cool night air to graze on grass and plants before returning to the water at sunrise. Although a seemingly amiable creature, they are large powerful creatures with huge mouths adorned with large, sharp tusks, and jaws strong enough to bite through crocodiles, small boats and even humans.
By:   Edgar Williams
Imprint:   Reaktion Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 190mm,  Width: 135mm, 
ISBN:   9781780237329
ISBN 10:   1780237324
Series:   Animal
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 November 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Edgar Williams is Reader in Respiratory Science and Technology at the University of South Wales. He is author of Moon: Nature and Culture (2014) in Reaktion's Earth series and Ostrich (2013) and Giraffe (2011) in Reaktion's Animal series.

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Williams confirms the fearsomeness of hippos, but not their ferocity. --Tim Morris lection


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