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ANTHRO CAMPER BUFFON DAUBENTON ROUSSEAU
ORANG SKIN SHOE MORPHING UNICORN
1. INTRO 2. DOMESTIC 3. EXOTIC 4. DRAWING 5. SUMMARY

Plate IV, Figure 4. The Camel

camel

Stretch the feet, enlarge the stomach, the neck becomes proportionally longer; the head of this animal stays as large as the horse's even though it appears smaller because of the other differences.
It has to have a curved neck because of the center of gravity.
In the camel, sheep, and deer, the line AT (purple) has to be in a diagonally lifting angle.

If you gave the neck a length of AF (the brown line), you would need a high withers, but, because of the weight which must be supported due to the structure of the animal, this kind of neck cannot be.
The neck must be very short: "green line." The animal, not being able to reach the ground, requires thus a trunk.

Plate V, Figure 5. The Elephant
neckless elephant

There is all the more evidence in the case of the walrus. It does not need a trunk because it swims for food.
The vertebras of the chest and back must form an arch.
Having only 3 vertebras in the loins, this animal seems shorter in our eyes.

END OF FIRST LESSON.

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