Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Evolving Eden

Evolving Eden: An Illustrated Guide to the Evolution of the African Large Mammal FaunaBy Alan Turner, Illustrated by Mauricio Anton
Paperback : 304 Pages
August 1, 2007

For the past 35 million years, the continent of Africa has been host to a plethora of evolving mammals of all shapes and sizes. Evolving Eden: An Illustrated Guide to the Evolution of the African Large Mammal Fauna, written by Alan Turner and illustrated by Mauricio Anton, outlines the natural histories of specific mammal groups, highlighting both extinct and extant species. After these outlines and an analysis of valuable dig sites on the continent, the book closes with an excellent summary that captures the rise and fall of the continent's various mammal families. This book is definitely accessible to the layperson, though I would recommend some background knowledge in the topic.

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