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East African Mammals: Bovids
     

East African Mammals: Bovids

by Jonathan Kingdon
 

Kingdon's remarkable seven-volume masterwork on East African mammals concludes with two volumes on the bovids, placing them in a broad comparative, ecological, and evolutionary context. Volume IIIC covers cattle, water buffalo, kudus, elands, dwarf antelopes, duikers, reedbucks, and waterbucks; IIID covers gazelles, impalas, wildebeests, oryxes, sheep, and goats.

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Kingdon's remarkable seven-volume masterwork on East African mammals concludes with two volumes on the bovids, placing them in a broad comparative, ecological, and evolutionary context. Volume IIIC covers cattle, water buffalo, kudus, elands, dwarf antelopes, duikers, reedbucks, and waterbucks; IIID covers gazelles, impalas, wildebeests, oryxes, sheep, and goats. In addition to the stunning, lifelike drawings that are an integral part of the text, the volumes include a reappraisal of bovid taxonomy and original analyses of the form and function of body shape and size, horn shape, coat pattern, and tooth structure.

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Booknews
Kingdon (zoology, U. of Oxford) concludes his monumental work with these two volumes on the bovids (see preceding entry). An artist of impressive gifts, he is an acute observer and masterful interpreter of the form and function of body shape and size, horn and tooth conformation, and coat patterns. His research is extraordinary; his drawings myriad and masterful. It is a bit embarassing to comment upon a set that so nearly approaches perfection. No collection in natural history dares pass up this model of the genre. This is a faithful reprint of the Academic Press original (1971-1982). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226437248
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Series:
East African Mammals Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 1.00(d)

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