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Jonathan Kingdon

Jonathan Kingdon

Jonathan Kingdon
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Intro Naturalist
Is Author Zoologist Writer
From United Kingdom
Type Biology Literature
Gender male
Birth 1 January 1935, Tabora, Tabora Region, Tanzania
Age: 85 years
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Jonathan Kingdon (born 1935 in Tanzania) is a zoologist, science author, and artist; a research associate at the University of Oxford.
He focuses on taxonomic illustration and evolution of the mammals of Africa. He is a contributor to The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing. He was awarded the 1993 Silver Medal of the Zoological Society of London, and was awarded the Royal Geographical Society's Cherry Kearton Medal and Award in 1998.


  • Kilimanjaro: Animals in a landscape. 1983. ISBN 0-563-20230-0. 
  • African mammal drawings: The Wellcome volume. 1983. ISBN 0-9508837-2-7. 
  • East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa. a seven volume series. 1988. ISBN 0-226-43724-8. 
  • Island Africa: The Evolution of Africa's Rare Animals and Plants. 1990. ISBN 0-691-08560-9. 
  • Self-Made Man: Human Evolution From Eden to Extinction. 1993. ISBN 0-471-15960-3. 
  • The Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals. 2003. ISBN 0-7136-6513-0. 
  • Lowly Origin: Where, When, and Why Our Ancestors First Stood Up. 2004. ISBN 0-691-12028-5. 
  • The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals. Princeton Pocket Guides. 2005. ISBN 0-691-12239-3. 
  • Mammals of Africa. 2013. ISBN 9781408122570. 
  • Guide des mammiferes d’Afrique. Paris: Delachaux & Niestle. 2006. ISBN 978-2603017456. 
  • The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals. Princeton University Press. 2004. ISBN 9780691122397. 
  • Lowly Origin: Where, When and Why our Ancestors First Stood Up. Princeton University Press Princeton. 2003. ISBN 978-0691050867. 

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