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Island Africa: The Evolution of Africa's Rare Animals and Plants Hardcover – May, 1990

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 287 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton Univ Pr (May 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691085609
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691085609
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.6 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,207,322 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 22, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This is one of my all-time favorite books. It is not heavily scientific, but it packs quite a bit of information into a small space. Kingdon treats Africa as a series of ecological islands, each with their own history, geography, geology and organisms. The brilliance of this work is the incredible, original artwork, which Kingdon uses to illustrate his points. Kingdon is an excellent artist with beautiful work, but scientists also appreciate his art because of how he puts so much information into his pieces. In summary, it's a great way to look at Africa, it's a great way to get turned on to ecology, and I've often wished that somebody would do the same kind of thing for other parts of the world.
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