East African Mammals: Carnivores

East African Mammals: Carnivores

by Jonathan Kingdon, Kingdon
     
 

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

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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 IIIA documents the carnivores of East Africa—lions, cheetahs, jackals, otters, civets, genets, mongooses, hyenas, and such lesser-known species as the zorilla and the aardwolf.

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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Booknews
Jonathan Kingdon's artistic drawings and careful observation introduce readers to lions, cheetahs, jackals, otters, civets, genets, mongooses, hyenas, and such lesser-known African carnivores as the zorilla and the aardwolf. A reprint of the Academic Press edition of 1971-1982. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226437217
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
12/28/1988
Series:
East African Mammals Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
491
Product dimensions:
8.35(w) x 10.83(h) x 1.06(d)

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