A complete guide to the freshwater fishes of Southern Africa by Paul H. Skelton

By Paul H. Skelton

Книга является определителем пресноводных рыб южноафриканского региона. Описание видов включает: цветной рисунок, карту распространения, символы, указывающие степень использования и охранный статус, в также детальное текстовую характеристику рыбы и ее местообитаний. Имеются определительные ключи для идентификации семейств, родов и видов.
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This illustrates the crucial role of adaptation to the natural setting. For example, higher stature and wider pelvis coincide with areas of great dryness and heat. T h e morphology of the narrow, high skull (dolichocephalic) is an adaptation providing for reduction in the absorption of heat. S o far as possible the word 'tribe' will be banished from this book, except in the case of certain regions in North Africa,31 because of its pejorative connotations and the m a n y wrong ideas which underlie it.

T h e Segou infantry attacked and infiltrated the town . . T h e Segou horsemen launched flaming arrows. ' Saran, the w o m a n in love with D a M o n z ó n , goes and wets the Kore warriors' g u n p o w d e r . . It is only through a careful analysis, sometimes even psychoanalysis, of the very psychoses of the transmitters of the tradition, and of their audience, that the historian can get to the solid substance of historical reality. T h e n u m b e r of different versions transmitted by rival groups - for example, by the various griot-clients of each noble protector (koron, dyatigui) - far from being a handicap, is on the contrary only a further guarantee for critical history.

I will do what you ask, for the sake of m y fame. I will not do it for D a M o n z ó n . I will do it for no one in Segou. I will do it just for m y reputation. There are passages of recollection, veins of history which are often more prosaic than the vivid decorations of the epic imagination: ' T h u s began this institution of collective herding in Bambara towns. If you were chosen and m a d e a herdsman, you became a public Fula. T h e public Fulani kept the flocks of the King. ' T h e epic is strewn with allusions to techniques, and to objects which are not essential to the action but suggest the setting.

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