East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, Volume 3, Part B: Large Mammals

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9780226437224: East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, Volume 3, Part B: Large Mammals

Acclaimed and coveted by both naturalists and lovers of wildlife illustration, Jonathan Kingdon's seven-volume East African Mammals has become a classic of modern natural history. This paperback edition makes Kingdon's remarkable artistic and scientific achievement—his hundreds of drawings and perceptive study of all the mammals in East Africa's species-rich fauna—available to the wide audience it deserves.

Volume IIIB celebrates the large mammals for which the African plains are so famous—elephants, rhinos, zebras, bushpigs, and warthogs, hippopotamuses, camels, chevrotains, giraffes. Kingdon brings his artist's eye to such puzzles as the zebra's stripes and the giraffe's spots, making original observations throughout the seven volumes about the evolutionary and functional significance of coat color, facial expressions, and curious forms and markings.

The beauty of the animals, so vivid in these incomparable drawings, is made more poignant by the acknowledgment of their increasingly endangered status. Kingdon discusses the inevitable problems posed by large mammal communities in a developing continent and includes numerous maps indicating their declining ranges and populations.

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Kingdon, Jonathan
Editorial: University of Chicago Press (1988)
ISBN 10: 0226437221 ISBN 13: 9780226437224
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Descripción University of Chicago Press, 1988. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110226437221

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Kingdon, Jonathan
Editorial: University Of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois (1988)
ISBN 10: 0226437221 ISBN 13: 9780226437224
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Descripción University Of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois, 1988. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. First Paperback Edition/first printing. ISBN:9780226437224. [4to] 450p. ill.( b/w & col._line drawings and maps, throughout ) New in custom cut and fitted Brodart Archival Clear Mylar Dustjacket. Nº de ref. de la librería 106935

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