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Evolving Eden: An Illustrated Guide to the Evolution of the African Large Mammal Fauna
The Garden of Eden as the ideal and untouched site of life's creation persists in popular thought, even as we have uncovered a lengthy fossil record and developed a scientific understanding of evolution. The continent of Africa is a good candidate for Eden: its generally warm climate, rich vegetation, and variety of animal species lend themselves easily to such a compariso ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published September 29th 2004 by Columbia University Press
(first published September 8th 2004)
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Not as good as the earlier one on Big Cats, but also filled with wonderfully drawn illustrations, this time covering all the major mammalian groups on the African continent. Treatment was somewhat haphazard though, and not quite as thorough as I would've liked.