From space, Africa is a shattered land, textured by burning sands, seas of grass and steaming forests. It is scarred by mountains and bejewelled by great lakes and rivers. This ancient continent is also alive with some of the greatest wildlife on Earth. The book covers the fragmented areas of Africa: the jungle, the mountains, the savannah, the rivers and lakes, the coasts, and the deserts. It shows how a once stable continent has been fragmented and how this process has catalyzed the evolution of some remarkable animals and plants. In the savannah, carnivorous ants consume as much meat as lions, while in the jungle, where light barely penetrates the lef canopy, there are diminutuve forms of familiar animals - pygmy chimpanzees, forest elephants and dwarf hippos.
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From space, Africa is a shattered land, textured by burning sands, seas of grass and steaming forests. It is scarred by mountains and bejewelled by great lakes and rivers. Raw and beautiful, this ancient continent is alive with the greatest collection of wildlife on earth. This stunning volume shows how a once-stable continent has been fragmented into these six beautiful realms, and how this process has catalysed the evolution of some remarkable animals and plants in each one. Morris and his co-authors take the reader into the heart of this fabulous landscape, introducing every habitat through a dedicated chapter that reveals how the resident wildlife has adapted to thrive in its unique natural environment. Through beautifully detailed images and lively, authoritative text, Wild Africa immerses the reader in the natural history of this spectacular continent.
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Descrizione libro BBC Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0563537906
Descrizione libro BBC Books. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0563537906