AFRICAN ARK, mammals, landscape and the ecology of a continent

: Monadjem (A.) with Unwin (M.)

R 390.00
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304pp., colour illus., maps, paperback, Johannesburg, 2023


Ara Monadjem on how Africa’s mammals have helped shape the continent’s landscapes over time to support an amazing diversity of life and the impact of megafauna on the environment.

"African Ark is a fascinating journey of discovery of the past, present and future of African biodiversity. Ara Monadjem will undoubtedly leave you with a better appreciation for the history and complexity of our natural world, as well as hope that our species can preserve what we are poised to lose." Professor Robert McCleery, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida

"African Ark synthesizes theories and concepts in ecology, conservation, evolution, and mammalogy, with examples from the author’s own excellent and extensive work on the continent. Written with ease and accessibility, the book simplifies a complex discipline." Professor Christian Chimimba, Department of Zoology and Entomology, University of Pretoria

Ara Monadjem is Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Eswatini and a fellow of the Mammal Research Institute in the Department of Zoology & Entomology at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is co-author of Bats of Southern and Central Africa (2020)

Mike Unwin is a freelance writer with a particular interest in Africa and the natural world.