书名：Google App Engine编程（第二版，影印版）
原版书书名：Programming Google App Engine, 2nd Edition
The animal on the cover of Programming Google App Engine is a waterbuck (Kobusellipsiprymnus), 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 thatbecome darker in color as the animals age. Long, sinuous horns distinguish malewaterbucks, while a ring of white hair around the tail distinguishes both genders fromother antelopes.
Waterbucks live in savannas and other vegetative areas, where they graze on roughgrass and leaves from trees and bushes. Contrary to its name, the waterbuck spendsmost of its time on land, but it will often take refuge in a body of water to avoidpredators.
African myth claims that the meat of the waterbuck is inedible, but this isn’t so. Althoughthe waterbuck’s sweat glands produce a strong odor reminiscent of turpentinein order to better protect itself from predators, the animal’s meat—while not especiallyflavorful—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 especiallyprone to fatally goring other male waterbucks who enter their territories and try to stealmembers of their harems.