East African mammals : an atlas of evolution in Africa

書誌事項

East African mammals : an atlas of evolution in Africa

Jonathan Kingdon

University of Chicago Press, 1984-, c1971-

  • v. 1 : pbk
  • v. 2, pt. A : pbk
  • v. 2, pt. B : pbk
  • v. 3, pt. A
  • v. 3, pt. B
  • v. 3, pt. C
  • v. 3, pt. D

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注記

Vol. 1:Without special title

Reprint. Originally published: London; New York : Academic Press, 1971-1982

Includes bibliographies and indexes

収録内容

  • v. 2, pt. A. Insectivores and bats
  • v. 2, pt. B. Hares and rodents
  • v. 3, pt. A. Carnivores
  • v. 3, pt. B. Large Mammals
  • v. 3, pt. C. Bovids
  • v. 3, pt. D. Bovids

内容説明・目次

巻冊次

v. 1 : pbk ISBN 9780226437187

内容説明

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 I of East African Mammals contains introductory chapters on method, the East African environment vegetation, the Bwamba Forest, time perspectives on mammalian evolution, and mammalian anatomy. The major portion of the book is devoted to the study of primates, species by species, until all that occur in East Africa have been illustrated and their behavior, ecology, and anatomy discussed. In each volume Kingdon combines his text with hundreds of finished drawings and quick sketches, the latter a form of field note that provides an incomparable description of the animal's movements and personality. Kingdom explains his drawings as a wordless questioning of form. . . . The probing pencil is like the dissecting scalpel, seeking to expose relevant structures that may not be immediately obvious and are certainly hidden from the shadowy world of the camera lens. As an artist, Kingdon's achievement has been compared with Audubon's; as a scientist, his work has made these volumes indispensable to any serious student of East African mammals.
巻冊次

v. 2, pt. A : pbk ISBN 9780226437194

内容説明

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 IIA of "East African Mammals"begins a two-part study of East Africa's smallest and least conspicuous mammals. It deals with bats and insectivores, including tenrecs, moles, hedgehogs, and shrews. In each volume Kingdon combines his text with hundreds of finished drawings and quick sketches, the latter a form of field note that provides an incomparable description of the animal's movements and personality. Kingdom explains his drawings "as a wordless questioning of form. . . . The probing pencil is like the dissecting scalpel, seeking to expose relevant structures that may not be immediately obvious and are certainly hidden from the shadowy world of the camera lens." As an artist, Kingdon's achievement has been compared with Audubon's; as a scientist, his work has made these volumes indispensable to any serious student of East African mammals."
巻冊次

v. 2, pt. B : pbk ISBN 9780226437200

内容説明

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 IIB of "East African Mammals" is a study of some of East Africa'ssmallest and least conspicuous mammals, hares and rodents. In each volume Kingdon combines his text with hundreds of finished drawings and quick sketches, the latter a form of field note that provides an incomparable description of the animal's movements and personality. Kingdom explains his drawings "as a wordless questioning of form. . . . The probing pencil is like the dissecting scalpel, seeking to expose relevant structures that may not be immediately obvious and are certainly hidden from the shadowy world of the camera lens." As an artist, Kingdon's achievement has been compared with Audubon's; as a scientist, his work has made these volumes indispensable to any serious student of East African mammals."
巻冊次

v. 3, pt. A ISBN 9780226437217

内容説明

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."
巻冊次

v. 3, pt. B ISBN 9780226437224

内容説明

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."
巻冊次

v. 3, pt. C ISBN 9780226437248

内容説明

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.
巻冊次

v. 3, pt. D ISBN 9780226437255

内容説明

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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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA0043546X
  • ISBN
    • 0226437183
    • 0226437191
    • 0226437205
    • 0226437213
    • 0226437221
    • 0226437248
    • 0226437256
  • LCCN
    83024174
  • 出版国コード
    us
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    Chicago
  • ページ数/冊数
    v.
  • 大きさ
    28 cm
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