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The biological description of animals and their habitats.

zo′o·graph′ic (-ə-grăf′ĭk), zo′o·graph′i·cal (-ĭ-kəl) adj.
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In 'Between Darwin and San Francesco: Zoographic Ambivalences in Paolo Mantegazza, Ouida, and Vernon Lee', Nicoletta Pireddu undertakes a comparative, ecocritical analysis of speciesist works by the anthropologist Paolo Mantegazza and pro-animal essays by British writers Ouida and Vernon Lee, showing how the human-animal distinction in late nineteenth century Italy and England was shaped by the rise of experimental sciences such as vivisection and animal taming.
Yet Chapter Three offers an amusing zoographic critique of humankind in Shannon's reading of the happy beast tradition in Giovanni Battista Gelli's La Circe (1549), in which Ulysses' sailors, transformed into various animals, argue pointedly against resuming their former human conditions.
The third chapter of The Accommodated Animal deals with what the chapter subtitle calls "the Zoographic Critique of Humanity," the fact that man is but a poor, bare, forked animal compared to beasts, richly accommodated and perfectly adapted to their environment.
HJAS 3 (1938): 223-53; 4 (1939): 230-83, and "Chinese Zoographic Names as Chronograms," HJAS 5 (1940): 128-36.
This species, from the Panamanian and Chilean-Peruvian marine zoographic provinces, has been recorded from the Gulf of Panama (07[degrees]10N) to Chiloe Island in Chile (42[degrees]30'S), representing a distance of more than 4,500 km along the Pacific coast of South America (Bahamonde, 1963; Chirichigno, 1970; Noziglia & Arana, 1976; Perez-Farfante, 1977; Arana et al.
The iconographic, anthropomorphic, and zoographic possibilities inherent in the graphic structure of the script lend an "energetic and interactive" quality to Maya writing that Boot argues is perhaps unique in the world (p.