书名：Google App Engine编程（影印版）
原版书书名：Programming Google App Engine
The animal on the cover of Programming Google App Engine is a waterbuck (Kobus
ellipsiprymnus), a type of antelope found in western, eastern, and southern Africa.
Waterbucks stand at about five feet at the shoulder and have reddish-brown coats that
become darker in color as the animals age. Long, sinuous horns distinguish male
waterbucks, while a ring of white hair around the tail distinguishes both genders from
Waterbucks live in savannas and other vegetative areas, where they graze on rough
grass and leaves from trees and bushes. Contrary to its name, the waterbuck spends
most of its time on land, but it will often take refuge in a body of water to avoid
African myth claims that the meat of the waterbuck is inedible, but this isn’t so. Although
the waterbuck’s sweat glands produce a strong odor reminiscent of turpentine
in order to better protect itself from predators, the animal’s meat—while not especially
flavorful—is safe to consume.
Male waterbucks frequently use their horns as a means of defense against their enemies.
As the males are polygamous and highly possessive of their mates, they are especially
prone to fatally goring other male waterbucks who enter their territories and try to steal
members of their harems.