Sunday, April 7, 2013

Camels Ships of the Desert by John F. Waters

Well, it is quite obvious that Camels Ships of the Desert is a book primarily about camels. This hardback edition is worth having alone is only to enjoy  the beautiful and very lateral artwork by Reynold Reyonlds. It was first published in 1974 and probably aimed at the middle primary market. This is the 1975 edition. The information is still relevant  today and it discusses the main characteristics of camels especially  their cooling mechanisms, and makes specific references about the differences between humans metabolism and that of camels.  Apparently humans have to urinate way more than camels, and camels may drink more than 100 litres of water all at once! It also differentiates between the Arabian camel and the Asian camel. Below are some of the illustrations from the book:

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