Book talk with the founding editor of “Mammals of Africa”

AfricaOn Thursday morning, the library hosted a talk with Jonathan Kingdon, founding editor and main illustrator of the 6 volume set "Mammals of Africa."

Mammals of Africa is an inventory of mammalian fauna of Africa, covering 1160 species. It includes some 660 colour illustrations, highlighting details of morphology and behaviour of each species concerned. Each species also includes a detailed distribution map.

This reference work is the culmination of the input of 350 authors and 6 editors.  It took 15 years to produce it.  It is the most ambitious inventory and interpretation of any continent's mammalian fauna ever undertaken.


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