East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, Volume 3, Part B: Large Mammals
University of Chicago Press, 29 בדצמ׳ 1988 - 450 עמודים
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.
מה אומרים אנשים - כתיבת ביקורת
לא מצאנו ביקורות במקומות הרגילים
Elephant Loxodonta africana
CERATOMORPHS Ceratomorpha etc
Black rhinoceros Browse rhinoceros Diceros bicornis
White rhinocerus Grass rhinocerus Ceratotherium simum
Warthog Phacochoerus aethiopicus
Hippopotamus Hippo Hippopotamus amphibius
Camel Dromedary Camelus dromedarius
Water chevrotain Hyemoschus aquaticus
Horses Zebras and Asses Equus
Grevys zebra Somali zebra Equus grevyi
Ass Donkey Equus asinus no text
Common zebra Painted quagga Equus quagga
Bushpig River hog Potamochoerus porcus
Giant hog Hylochoerus meinertzhageni
מהדורות אחרות - הצג הכל
activity adapted adult Africa African elephant animals appear areas associations become behaviour birth body bovids bull camels changes close common continuous described distribution dominant dung early East ecological effect Equus evolution feeding female fighting followed forest fossil function giraffe grass grazing ground growth habitats head herds hippopotamus hippos hogs horns horses important individuals interesting Kenya known legs less living London lower Loxodonta males mammals months mother move movements National Park natural neck noted numbers observed particularly pattern period pigs Pleistocene population possible probably quagga range recorded relatively remain reported rest rhinoceros rhinos season seen short side skull social sometimes species stallions stripes suggested teeth tend territorial trees trunk Tsavo tusks Uganda vegetation warthog weight wide wild Wildl young zebra Zool