Tag Archives: Africa

A Prehistoric Giant African Weasel

When I was a boy I got interested in the mammals of the world – including a particular affection for the Mustelidae, or weasel family. I guess that’s why it struck a chord when I found out about a large … Continue reading

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Africa as Realm of Adventure

Because much of Africa’s interior remained unknown to Europeans till quite late in colonial history, it offered an arena for the imagination in scientific romances written around the end of the nineteenth century. In contemporary Franco-Belgian BDs it has continued … Continue reading

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Afro-beasts

When I was growing up, all the books about mammals would gleefully tell you that the nearest relative of the elephant is the rabbit-sized hyrax. Molecular biology has since revealed that elephants and hyraxes belong to a diverse group of … Continue reading

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Lost Worlds

One of the inspirations behind my writing of Deep Time was the genre of lost-world romances that flourished in the decades before and after 1900. I first encountered this genre in the movies – and in particular the 1960 adaptation … Continue reading

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