Island Africa: The Evolution of Africa's Rare Animals and Plants

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The vastness of Africa and the variety of animals it contains overwhelm any visitor with colors and patterns. Contrary to superficial appearances, however, this monolithic continent is a complex mosaic of landlocked islands--islands which vary from isolated forests in oceans of grassland to lakes in seas of land. The flora and fauna of each of these islands represent a snapshot of millions of years of evolution and the biological reaction to the environment of the past. In this richly illustrated book Jonathan Kingdon takes ...

Island Africa: The Evolution of Africa's Rare Animals and Plants 1990, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691085609

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