François, Alain ; Claude Guintard & Jean-Pierre Mangin (editors)
Title Wild Mammals : New Classification of the Ungulates / Mammifères sauvages : nouvelle classification des ongulés
2953618503 / 9782953618501
Inventory number 979548
2010. 29cm. Pp.350. Numerous photos, figures & maps (mostly colour), indices. Softbound.
Both scientific and philatelic, Wild Mammals : New Classification of the Ungulates is a unique and wholly original book on hoofed animals, which deserves to be discovered by a wider public.
Jean-Pierre Mangin, President of the World Academy for Philately, one of its three authors, took up the challenge to avoid using photographs to illustrate the book. In all, he has selected two thousand stamps, two hundred coins, notes, maximum cards and post cards for its iconography. A first for a zoology book destined for the general public. Claude Guintard, Veterinary Doctor of Sciences at the Natural History Museum, Lecturer on Comparative Anatomy at the Nantes Veterinary School, provided scientific backing. Alain François, veterinarian, was in charge of all aspects concerned with the protection and hunting of wild game.
Marie-Noëlle Goffin, a stamp artist, has completed the visuals with eighteen drawings, in particular when the stamps provided no adequate illustrations. Parallel text in French and English.
9782953618501. Wild Mammals : New Classification of the Ungulates / Mammifères sauvages : nouvelle classification des ongulés