n African Zoology - Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Vol. 1 : Carnivores, D.E. Wilson & R.A. Mittermeier (Eds.) : book review

Volume 45, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X
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The format, layout and scientific contents of this book - perhaps more accurately, tome - calls for superlatives. It is very large; 728 pages, 310 x 240 mm; 50 mm thick; 36 colour plates; 561 colour photographs, some full-page; many line drawings; 258 distribution maps; and more than 4000 bibliographical references. The lay-out of the text is imaginative, with a clever juxtaposition of headings, subheadings, section identity and text in different fonts, some in bold, with of course genus and species in italics.

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