This is an important book.
(John Laurence Kelland American Reference Books Annual
This artistic and scholarly triumph belongs in all academic libraries...Highly recommended.
A fascinating read and a visual feast, this book lays the foundation for a deeper appreciation of contemporary African wildlife.
(Ethnology, Ecology & Evolution
This book can be recommended for its illustrations alone... Add to this extensive research and explanations and you have an excellent book on the evolution of African large mammals.
Important for present-day conservationalists who want to protect this "Garden of Eden."
(Asad R. Rahmani Hornbill
[It] fills an obvious gap in the popular scientific literature... It is a worthy addition to any fossil fan's library.
Evolving Eden expansively documents, in text and singular illustrations, the context and nature of emergence, over some thirty million years, of the species-rich, distinctively African mammal fauna. It highlights its foreign and indigenous roots, innumerable species appearances and extinctions, all within the framework of often massive, far-reaching physical and environmental transformations of that vast, and ancient pan-equatorial landmass. In addition to its important illumination of natural history, past and present, of the ill-named 'dark continent,' this book clearly examines the emergence and subsequent evolution of humans. This is an exceptionally useful and stimulating volume.
(F. Clark Howell, professor emeritus of anthropology, University of California, Berkeley)