n African Zoology - Evolution's Chimera: Bats and the Marvel of Evolutionary Adaptation, David Jacobs : book review

Volume 51 Number 4
  • ISSN : 1562-7020
  • E-ISSN: 2224-073X
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Professor David Jacobs, of the University of Cape Town, has written a fascinating book introducing evolutionary theory primarily with examples involving bats. This combination of subjects is not surprising as Prof. Jacobs holds a South African Research Chairs Initiative Chair in Animal Evolution and Systematics, and bats have for many years been the focus of his research group's work. In this new book, evolutionary and biological concepts are clearly explained, and important terms are indicated by bold-face text making them easy to find. There is also a useful glossary at the beginning of the book, and the text is fully indexed. The text is complemented by figures that support the various explanations, and useful analogies are given throughout the book to assist in understanding the different concepts.

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