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Rick the Rhino By Dr. Ross Gordon Cooper
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Rhino occupy a unique part of the food chain and wide niches in specific ecosystems in which they have developed their own behaviour patterns and interactions with other species. They form an... More > essential part of the animal kingdom and their loss would have significant ramifications for other dependant flora and fauna. The large numbers of rhino orphans and the loss of pregnant females are decimating wild rhino populations. This decline is mainly due to poaching for their horns that are made of keratin and which have no proven medical benefit to humans. Greedy markets in China, Vietnam and Yemen, and criminal syndicates offer extremely high prices for rhino horn making it more valuable than gold. Whilst tackling the poachers head on is essential, it is sadly not enough and vigorous education programmes need to be put in place to inform people of the ecological, economic, aesthetic and touristic value of rhino. This book is dedicated to the plight all rhino species face including museum specimens and fossils.< Less
Ten Rhino Poems By Dr. Ross Gordon Cooper
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The rhino are listed as critically endangered. This is sad because they were quite common in the wild when I grew up in Africa. There needs to be a global, concerted effort to prevent their... More > extinction. They are of immense importance ecologically, economically and psychologically. If they are lost there will be a void on Earth that will never be filled. I decided to write ten poems on the rhino following an extensive read of current literature and reports. I wish it to be educational and I sincerely hope that this book will encourage, enlighten and enthuse everybody who reads it. It is my wish that proceeds on sales will reach those dedicated to the care of rhinos as orphans or adults. Together we can help fight the war against rhino poaching.< Less
The African Giant/Pouched rat (Cricetomys gambianus) – it’s Physiology, ecology, care & taming By Ross Gordon Cooper
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The African Giant/Pouched Rat (Cricetomys gambianus) - it's Physiology, ecology, care & taming is a comprehensive rodent textbook and the first of its kind discussing the complete life of this... More > rodent species. It includes information collected from the latest research and advice from current rat owners. It explores the evolution of this species and presents a detailed anatomical description of the adult rat. It also discusses the care of the rat and has a comprehensive section on disease and treatment thereof. The ecological importance of the rat in the wild is evaluated. Anatomical considerations are included. The book is an extremely useful reference source for those interested in rats, and for academics and students. It is well worth purchasing and would sit nicely on a library bookshelf.< Less
Tim the Turboprop: A Children's Book of Friendly African Aeoplane By Dr. Ross Gordon Cooper
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This book was written to bring to light the positive aspects of flying in a unique aeroplane called Tim. Tim is African-owned and a member of an impressive fleet of Air Zimbabwe aircraft. He is very... More > nice and comfortable inside. He has a neat cockpit and is piloted by a crew of two. He is happy to give a excellent service that is generally bump free. He responds dilligently to all commands instructed to him by the pilots. He needs to be balanced during flight and ideally equal seating arrangements on either side of the isle are important. This book describes Tim's journey from Bulawayo's Joshua Nkomo Airport to Johannesburg's OR Tambo Airport. It is written for children and hopefully provides and interesting read to those who like flying. It also opens up details about the Xian MA60 which may be of interest to the young plane spotter. It is also hoped that this book will lessen people's fear of flying.< Less
African Giant Rats- An Essay: An Exotic Pet Discussion Pamphlet By Dr. Ross Gordon Cooper
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African giant (pouched) rats (Cricetomys gambianus) are the largest species of wild rat found in Africa. This pamphlet is written to add further information to the existing knowledge of the giant rat... More > in the wild and captivity. Over the years the giant rat has become a pet of great interest. Its longevity and gentle nature are bonuses. A wild giant rat will immediately eat a piece of bread from its captor's hands. May the giant rat continue to provide many hours of enjoyment and thrill to owners all over the world. Giant rats are gentle and nice. They are worth our efforts. Let us be dedicated to their research, care and conservation.< Less
Benny the African Giant Rat: A Pet Rat Story By Dr. Ross Gordon Cooper
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This interesting story with hand-painted illustrations provides a fascinating insight into the care and joys of keeping an African giant (pouched) rat. It is based upon real-life experiences of... More > raising orphaned baby giant rats in Africa. Suitable for the young pet lover.< Less
The Mouldings of Chipinge: Life in Rhodesia and Zimbabwe By Dr. Ross Gordon Cooper
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Growing up in Rhodesia or Zimbabwe is something one will never forget. Life in the Eastern Border District particularly the Chipinga/e area imprints on the mind the sunshine, the friendly community... More > and supportative lifestyle, the affordability of commodities despite world economic and trade sanctions on Rhodesia, and the lovely thunderstorms. Included in this book is a detailed section pre-history and history of the country as well as the political development from those tumultuous years as the white pioneers made their way into the region, and opened up areas that were previously scantly used, Chipinge being one of these. Despite the political turmoil that Zimbabwe has experienced and the reality of many Chipinge residents leaving, one will always remember the sights and sounds of Zimbabwe. It is a Shona proverb that once one hears the cry of the fish eagle, Africa will forever live in one's heart. After reading this book you will realise just how true that is. It forms an extremely interesting read!< Less
Clarence the Catfish: An Illustrated Children's Story of a Barbel in Zimbabwe By Dr. Ross Gordon Cooper
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Clarence is a catfish who was born in a tributary in a vlei area of Zimbabwe. He grew up into an adult and eventually migrated into the mighty Gwebi River. His life from an egg to an adult is... More > discussed and supported by hand-painted illustrations. The book is suitable for the young person interested in fish and river life.< Less
Craig the Crab: An Illustrated Children's Story of a River Crab By Dr Ross Gordon Cooper
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This book is written for children. It has an important outdoor theme and explores a unique animal's life, a river crab called Craig. It includes hand-painted illustrations in each chapter.
Baby Boy By Dr. Ross Gordon Cooper
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This book is a nice, page-by-page account of the birth of a baby boy supported principally by photographs and cards given to the boy's parents. Other cards included were given during his subsequent... More > early birthdays. The book is a nicely illustrated colour, page-by-page account of the growth and development of a baby boy, supported by simple phrases and statements. It's a useful read for a new mother and her baby. Keeping one's baby cards is always important - it lead to the creation of this cute little book!< Less